Lingerie Football League, LLC. (LFL) and PPL Park officials announced LFL’s back-to-back Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia Passion will be playing their 2013 home games at PPL Park.
premiering in 2009, the LFL has become ‘The Fastest Growing Sports
League in the US’ (BusinessWeek) drawing sell-out crowds, acquiring a
national television contract, first-ever video game deal in the history
of women’s sport, named highest-rated LIVE sports series in the history
of MTV Networks’ and incredible growth in the US as well as
internationally with formation and launch of LFL Canada (2012), LFL
Australia (2013) and LFL Europa (2014).
Football has become one of the fastest growing sports in the country
and its momentum is only getting stronger,” said Global Spectrum’s Mike
Scanlon, General Manager of PPL Park. “We welcome one of the LFL’s most
successful franchises in the Philadelphia Passion to their new home
Passion have been one of the league’s most successful franchises
on-the-field going to the Playoffs in two of its first three seasons of
play. Despite their on-field success the franchise has struggled to draw
a significant Philadelphia fan base as the past three seasons of home
games were played at New Jersey’s Sun National Bank Center.
want to thank the great people of Sun National Bank Center for hosting
Passion Football for the past three seasons. We are however thrilled to
finally bring the Philadelphia Passion where they belong, the great city
of Philadelphia. Our move to PPL Park creates the perfect storm of a
great franchise, a new home stadium and a fanatical sports city,” said
Mitchell Mortaza, Founder & Chairman, Lingerie Football League, LLC.
move to Philadelphia, as well as a shift in regular season schedule to a
Spring through Summer format, will surely draw a fan base to PPL Park.
The two 2013 home games will be played on Saturday, June 15, 2013 and
Saturday, July 13, 2013.