Buffalo Spartans Return to GDFL

by Gridiron Media

Buffalo,NY-The Gridiron Pro Developmental Football League, (GDFL) welcomes back the Buffalo Spartans making them the 10th newest member for the 2023  season. After a 4 year hiatus the Spartans return back to the # 1 developmental football league in the country. The Spartans finished the 2018 GDFL season at (5-3) in  2017 the Spartans finished NFA Division at (8-2) and 4th overall (8-3) receiving a first round playoff Bid. 

The Spartans will compete in the GDFL Xtreme North Division, which also features teams from Erie Express(Erie, Pennsylvania),Baltimore Lightning and the Washington Bulldawgs.

Being able to play quality competition so close to Buffalo and being apart of the # 1 premier league in the country was a driving force behind owner Darius Conners wanting to join the (GDFL).We will be playing quality opponents who are within a reasonable footprint of Buffalo,New York.

We are excited to be returning a league with high standards,"The idea is to come here to play for a  National title and try to go through the structured playoffs system and go all the way to a National Championship, it is tough.

 You’re facing the top teams in the country from other states and regions and there are no weak teams, there’s just strong teams, so every game is like a final game. This level of competition is not easy."

"This is the perfect competition for (our team). Every game is tough, you face strong teams that are organized and have good coaches and are very well organized, so I think this is the best competition that our players can be in." 

City: Buffalo,New York
Established: 2016
Stadium: Schiller
Colors: Green: Black,Red,White and Grey
Ownership: Darius Conners 


The Gridiron Developmental Football League is a Professional Developmental Football League based in Memphis, Tennessee. This League was established to provide the community with high quality sports entertainment and to provide athletes the opportunity to participate in professional sports. We are looking at partnering with national and local area businesses in our pursuit of excellence and commitment to our community. Our commitment, dedication, and vision are set on building a firm foundation for professionalism and quality. The Gridiron Developmental Football League continues to strive to provide a quality minor professional level of football throughout the United States and beyond giving area athletes and fans the opportunity be a part of history. Our organization would like to thank you for your support. We are excited about the upcoming season and look forward to “Making AN IMPACT” in our Community.

Fans can visit our website at www.gdfl.org for upcoming announcements, ticketing info, and player tryouts.