About the MLU
Major League Ultimate was formed out of a long held belief in the bright future of ultimate frisbee. Those of us who gathered together to start this league know that ultimate is played by too many amazing athletes, features too many dramatic moments and produces too many incredible highlights to find itself on the sideline of spectator sports. We understand the potential of the game and know that ultimate, properly presented, can be the next sport to grab the attention of the world.
The MLU will bring ultimate to a world-wide audience by making it accessible and exciting for our fans, rewarding for our players, profitable for our investors and productive for our partners.
The MLU consists of 8 teams in 2 divisions. The Eastern Conference is home to the Boston Whitecaps, New York Rumble, Philadelphia Spinners and Washington D.C. Current, while the Western Conference features the San Francisco Dogfish, Portland Stags, Seattle Rainmakers and Vancouver Nighthawks. Each of these team locations was chosen based on their population, existing sports culture, relative distance from other franchises and existing ultimate community. When considering the ultimate community of a city, the youth scene was given particular attention as a developed youth program is a sure sign of future growth.
We have built our league with the understanding that strong partners will be a key to our success. Partnership opportunities are available throughout the MLU and can include league-wide, team-focused, event-specific and player-based opportunities. We have developed a number of specific integrated packages and are flexible enough to develop new solutions beneficial to our partners and our sport.