THE UNITED FOOTBALL LEAGUE'S Virginia expansion franchise is likely to play its first season of 2011 in two home venues - Harbor Park and the Virginia Beach SportsPlex. Harbor Park Harbor Park is the home of the Norfolk Tides, a AAA-level minor league baseball team. The downtown stadium, located on the Elizabeth River, opened on April 14, 1993. The stadium boasts almost 9,000 lower deck seats, 2,800 upper deck seats and 400 seats in 24 luxury skyboxes. It also has a restaurant called “Hits at the Park,” which has 225 seats and offers patrons a full view of the field, and a 300-person tiered picnic area overlooking left field. Prior to the 2006 season, two state-of-the-art high-resolution LED scoreboards were installed at Harbor Park. Another renovation took place prior to the 2009 campaign, as a party deck was built down the right-field line. Harbor Park, which is owned by the city of Norfolk, has a natural grass playing surface. Baseball capacity is listed at 12,067.

Virginia Beach SportsPlex SportsPlex Stadium is a three-level steel and concrete structure. Capacity for the facility is 6,000 seats on two levels - the lower deck (3,600) and the upper deck (2,400). Berm seating is available at the SportsPlex, bringing the stadium capacity up to 10,000. The stadium’s playing surface is state-of-the-art turf. From the SportsPlex’s official Web site, “Made with Sportexe’s advanced MonoTech fiber, PowerBlade HP, it combines the softness and lush appearance of natural grass with the engineered performance of modern synthetic turf. PowerBlade HP 2.0SR is designed specifically for faster gameplay and has passed the testing requirements to qualify as a FIFA 1-Star surface. “The playing surface contains a specially engineered sand/rubber ratio, which makes for a denser surface, enhancing speed and ensures a consistent ball roll. The playing surface is sized to accommodate international soccer matches (75 yards x 120 yards). This is more than adequate for the full range of typical field events, including football, field hockey, rugby, and lacrosse.” The SportsPlex is 15 minutes from the oceanfront and towne center sections of Virginia Beach.

Ed Reynolds is in his first year as team president of the United Football League’s Virginia franchise, which will begin play in the fall of 2011. Reynolds previously had been in his second season with the UFL as Vice President, Administration & Special Assistant to the Commissioner, in which he oversaw UFL security matters and the general direction of all staff as it pertains to the administration of security for the Commissioner and the UFL. Prior to joining the UFL, Reynolds worked for twelve seasons with the National Football League in football operations and security.

In Football Operations he developed, implemented and administered the On-field / Pro- Line policies for all 32 teams. He was also responsible for all associated violation fines for players, coaches and teams. Reynolds developed and implemented the College Relations programs and the NFL high school coaches of the week programs in all 32 markets. In Security, he was responsible for the 32 Commissioner-mandated NFL security presentations given to all players and coaches and the video shown at all presentations. He oversaw the security for the draftees selected to attend the NFL Draft each year. Reynolds assisted in the development of NFL best practices for stadium security and worked closely with NFL security representatives to ensure NFL players use them for the services provided to them by NFL Security at no cost to the players. He also produced the NFL security guide booklet for NFL players and coaches to use as a resource to better protect themselves from issues like identity theft and fraud. Reynolds began his career with the NFL as a free agent with the New England Patriots in 1983. After being the last player released after training camp, he was resigned after four games and continued his career for the next eleven years. Following the 1989 season, he was named team MVP. He also led the team in tackles for three seasons. In 1992, he signed with the New York Giants for two years.

While playing in the NFL, Reynolds served in the Army Reserves as an infantry officer / weapons expert. During his fifteen-year military career, he oversaw every aspect of training for the units in the 80th Division. He handled all weapons qualifications (Day and Night fire) raising scores by 60%. He also assisted in the improvement in PT scores by 75%. He operated Range operations and handled unit security procedures. Reynolds was born in Stuttgart, Germany. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He has been married to Pamela Dudley for 22 years and they have four outstanding sons: Ed, Joseph, Ethan and Jason.