Steve Ehrhart Named General Manager of XFL Memphis
"Steve Ehrhart is an experienced sports executive both on the league and team level,'' said Basil V. DeVito, Jr., President of the XFL. "He has enjoyed tremendous success in Memphis and we're thrilled to have him on our team.''
"The XFL provides Memphis with a tremendous opportunity to showcase the city to a worldwide audience,'' said Ehrhart. "I'm excited to assist with this effort and lead the development of a world-class football and entertainment experience for the entire Mid-South.''
Mike Keller, XFL VP of Football Operations, said, "Steve is the guy we wanted to get in Memphis. He has a great reputation around the country having built one of the most successful professional franchises in the country when he was President of the National League Colorado Rockies.''
No stranger to major league sporting ventures, Ehrhart was awarded an NCAA post-graduate scholar-athlete scholarship to attend law school. He coached football at the University of Colorado and then practiced law with a specialization in sport and contract negotiations. A versatile sports executive, Ehrhart has served as Executive Director of the USFL in New York, President, General Manager and part owner of the Memphis Showboats, Commissioner of the World Basketball League, President and part owner of the Colorado Rockies, and General Manager of Memphis' Canadian Football League team.
The Memphis organization has already received thousands of reservations for season ticket information through XFL.com, the league's official web site. Fans wishing to receive ticket information should visit: www.xfl.com. The team will host five home games in Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium with the season commencing on February 3, 2001.