KISS brings football back to Los Angeles

VIA ESPN:

KISS_SeasonTicketsHeaderThe Arena Football League announced last Thursday that it was awarding an expansion team to a group of individuals that includes KISS band members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. The team, called the LA KISS, will begin playing in March at the Honda Center in Anaheim.

“As a fast-paced, high-action band, this partnership with the AFL was an obvious fit for us,” Simmons said in a statement. “Attending an LA KISS game in 2014 will be similar to a live KISS show, with thrilling, heart-pounding action.”

Season tickets, which went on sale Thursday starting at $99, will include a free KISS concert.

While the team will use the band’s logo, it is not known whether the team’s uniforms will be silver and black.

Next season will mark the 27th season for the Arena Football League, which begins its games in March and culminates with the ArenaBowl in August.

As a KISS music fan I have to say that I don’t expect anything less from Gene Simmons. The guy knows how to market his product, manage his money, and get a lot of attention. I think this is going to be good for the sport and good for the Los Angeles area because arena football is like the band KISS (crazy, exciting, and fun). But the next thing I want to see are the design of the football jerseys. KISS is known for their great costumes and makeup so I expect the jerseys to be sweeter than ever. In the end, Arena Football used to be big back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s with a big TV deal and a solid fan base. Since then, football fans have turned back to NFL football on Sunday and have left the AFL in a commissioner’s nightmare.. Maybe this news will help them get out of it…

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