WILMINGTON, DE--(Marketwired - May 6, 2015) - Major League Football, Inc. (OTC PINK: MLFB) ("MLFB" or the "Company"), a new, professional spring-football league scheduled to kick off in 2016, today announced its tentative plan to locate one of its professional, spring-league football franchises in Birmingham. MLFB is in discussions with Legion Field as a venue for its potential Birmingham franchise.
MLFB hopes to establish a Birmingham-based professional football team, and proposes to use Legion Field as its home facility for the city's spring-league professional football franchise. MLFB's management has identified Legion Field as a venue around which MLFB intends to staff its Birmingham franchise with local employees to manage the team. As part of Major League Football's strategy, the Company's approach in Birmingham also includes a series of community-centric outreach programs to help build a fan base, support local businesses and develop football talent in the surrounding area.
"We could not be more pleased to announce today our hopes to bring Major League Football to the great sports fans of Birmingham and the surrounding communities," stated Wes Chandler, President of Major League Football. "Our brand of spring football will provide the region's sports fans another family sports and entertainment option. As we engage in discussions with Legion Field officials and the local business community, we hope to create a mutually beneficial relationship and bring an exciting MLFB franchise to the Birmingham area that continues a rich tradition of football in this wonderful community," Mr. Chandler stated.
Major League Football has begun contacting potential host venues across the country to establish cities that will become the inaugural season team sites. MLFB will review the venues in those cities, evaluate fan and local business support and other criteria to determine the cities that are the best fit for a MLFB team.
The announcement of the LOI in Birmingham brings MLFB's announced quantity of venues to 5 since January 2015. MLFB hopes to announce another 5 venues over the next several months.
MLFB is one of the first publicly owned professional sports leagues in the United States enabling fans to purchase and sell shares for their desired ownership in the league.
Founded in 1871, the city of Birmingham began its roots as a cotton-producing town that ultimately would become one of top Steel producing cities in the south. At the turn of the century, it was known as "The Magic City" for its thriving downtown development.
Today Birmingham boasts numerous Steel companies, Banking Institutions and a civic-minded community that has followed in the rich history as a leader of civil rights and community growth. Today it has become one of the most culturally expansive cities in the state of Alabama. Its overall growth within the Arts community, entertainment expansion and business development has been a hallmark within the strong civic leadership that has brought tremendous opportunity to the residents of Birmingham today.
About Legion Field
Originally constructed as a 19,000-seat stadium in 1926, Legion Field has grown to an impressive overall seating capacity of 71,594. Legion Field has been at the mecca of College and Professional football within the city of Birmingham since its inception. Iron Bowl rivals University of Alabama, University of Auburn, the University of Birmingham Blazers and numerous professional football leagues - have all done battle on this legendary field.
In 1996, Legion Field was one of the sights used for the Summer Olympics. The grand stadium hosted nine Soccer matches including Team USA on two occasions. Since 1947 Legion Field has served as the host stadium for several college football Bowl games such as the Dixie Bowl, Hall of Fame Bowl, All-American Bowl and since 2006, the Birmingham Bowl.
About Major League Football
Major League Football Inc. is a publicly traded, professional spring football league. MLFB is dedicated to creating an innovative, accessible, and fan-owned game, which is scheduled to kick off in 2016. MLFB's strategically placed spring / summer season will fill a critical need for outdoor football at that time of the year when sports content is in high demand. The league's teams will focus on emerging markets in select US cities in order to grow the overall popularity of the sport.
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