Rock Group KISS Are Owners Of New Arena Football Expansion Team
If you’re a fan of Arena Football, you would know that ArenaBowl (Arena Football’s version of NFL’s Super Bowl) was held this weekend. And, for Arena Football fans, that didn’t come close to the BIG story of the weekend.
The big story in Arena Football this weekend deals with the new expansion team coming to the league in 2014. The new team will be based in Los Angeles, and will be known as the L.A. KISS. As in the rock band KISS.
The Arena Football League made the announcement last Thursday, stating that rock legends KISS are the new owners for the league’s new expansion team. KISS is even putting their identity behind it – the L.A. KISS will make use of the band’s logo.
“As a fast-paced, high-action band, this partnership with the AFL was an obvious fit for us,” KISS singer-bassist Gene Simmons said in a statement. “With Arena Football, you are much closer to the action – sitting in the front row is like putting a folding chair on the hash mark of an NFL game – and it’s one of the only sports where you can experience this level of intensity. Attending an L.A. KISS game in 2014 will be similar to a live KISS show, with thrilling, heart-pounding action.”
The team will use the Honda Center in Anaheim as its home field.
Ticket information will be available on the team’s website, www.lakissfootball.com.
As a way to promote the team, KISS will play a free concert next year at the Honda Center for all season seat holders.
KISS did a bit of a preview during Saturday’s ArenaBowl championship game, which was televised on NBC-TV. During the first quarter, game announcers interviewed Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley about their new expansion team. Later in the broadcast, KISS performed the halftime show.
By the way, the Arizona Rattlers became ArenaBowl champs by defeating the Philadelphia Soul 48 to 39.