The Lingerie Football League, recognized as ‘the fastest growing sports league in the U.S.’ (Businessweek), today announced that St. Louis has been awarded an expansion franchise in advance of the rapidly approaching 2013 LFL United States season.
new franchise will play their home games at ‘The Family Arena’ in St.
Charles and will compete in the LFL’s Eastern Conference against the
Baltimore Charm, Cleveland Crush, Philadelphia Passion, Tampa Breeze and
the to-be-named Omaha expansion team.
only three seasons of operation, the LFL has established itself as the
most successful female sports league in the United States, consistently
drawing sell-out crowds, setting record television ratings and
developing strong corporate partnerships in propelling the sport’s
soaring trajectory to rapid domestic and international growth.
comparison to popular multi-billion dollar sports franchises such as
the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) or World Wrestling
Entertainment (WWE) through their first two seasons, the LFL has
achieved significantly more television viewership, attendance and growth
over the same initial period of time. Aggressive growth continues
domestically and abroad, with leagues premiering in Canada (2012), LFL
Australia (2013) and LFL Europa (2014).
Louis marks the second venture of the Las Vegas-based LFL into the
‘Heartland of America’ this off-season, coming on the heels of the
creation of an Omaha franchise in April.
Midwest is football, which is why the LFL has awarded Green Bay,
Minneapolis, Chicago, Omaha and now St. Louis with franchises. Based on
the fanatical nature around local sports here in St. Louis, we expect to
draw an incredible fan base that will pack out the arena,” said Mitchell S. Mortaza, Founder & Chairman, Lingerie Football League, LLC.
Fans are encouraged to vote for the eventual St. Louis team name by submitting the selections to LFLinStLouis@lflus.com.
Ticket information for the St. Louis franchise will be released in the coming weeks.