GDFL National Title Site Announced


Memphis,TN– The Gridiron Developmental Football League today announced that the 2021 host site for the National Championship Game (Gridiron Bowl XII), presented by the GDFL will be held at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA at the home of the Erie Express. Mercyhurst's Saxson Stadium has one of the League’s top football venues in the country. 

GDFL Chief Executive Officer Charles Thompson made the announcement today on the GDFL Sports Network in partnership with Mercyhurst University and the City of Erie Pennsylvania. 

Our League is thrilled to have our 2021 National Championship event taking place in one of the more professional venues in the GDFL, highlighting and showcasing our franchise teams on the biggest stages in a premium stadium is a tremendous opportunity for our athletes, teams and fans"-GDFL Chief Operations Officer Tracey Hardney-Scott.

“I want to thank the Erie Express Football Organization and Mercyhurst University for their awesome hospitality and we look forward to what will be another exciting championship event for the Gridiron Developmental Football League this year. The Express and Mercyhurst University have been great partners in building our flagship event and are taking the GDFL to new heights."-GDFL President Charles Thompson.

The Gridiron Developmental Football League is committed to providing our members with the highest level of service, from facilities, and protocols. We are here to assist our members in every aspect of your participation. Our goal is to make you feel welcome, served and cared for in every interaction. We pride ourselves on our commitment to sports excellence.
We are 12 years strong because of the great organizations that share this level of commitment. They make us what we are, and it is for them we remain unwavering. We are committed to ensuring that, our members remain the focal point for everything we do.


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.

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The GDFL Communications Office contributed to this article.