SOURCE: Major League Football, Inc.

April 21, 2015 09:00 ET

Major League Football Targets Eugene, Oregon for Spring Football Franchise

Company in Discussions With Autzen Stadium as Venue

WILMINGTON, DE--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 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 Eugene, Oregon. MLFB is in discussions with Autzen Stadium as a venue for its potential Eugene franchise.

MLFB hopes to establish a Eugene-based professional football team, and proposes to use Autzen Stadium as its home facility for the city's spring-league professional football franchise. MLFB's management has identified Autzen Stadium as a venue around which MLFB intends to staff its Eugene franchise with local employees to manage the team. As part of Major League Football's strategy, the Company's approach in Eugene 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 Eugene, Oregon 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 within a community that supports one of the best college football programs in the country, the Oregon Ducks. As we engage in discussions with Autzen Stadium, officials and the local business community, we hope to create a mutually beneficial relationship and bring a MLFB franchise to the Eugene area," 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.

About Eugene

The city of Eugene is one of the most scenic cities in the Pacific Northwest. As the second largest city in the state of Oregon behind Portland, the city of Eugene boasts one of the largest Timber producing lands in the country. As a Community-Centric city, Eugene is known for numerous neighborhood programs beautifying older areas and turning them into vibrant sections for residents to enjoy in their natural habitants, Additionally these community programs within the city limits have held onto the rich traditions of its forefathers making the city of Eugene one of the most beloved cities in the country.

About Autzen Stadium

Opening in 1967 Autzen Stadium has the distinction of playing host to the Pac-12 juggernaut, the Oregon Ducks. The Ducks program is one of the premier college football programs in the country and currently Autzen Stadium has played host to 111 consecutive sellouts. With standing room sections, the stadium has an overall capacity of 59,000. Since 1982 the stadium has gone through numerous upgraded and renovations.

However, its biggest change came in 2002 when Autzen stadium received a $90 million facelift that brought this beautiful, scenic stadium into one of the most spectacular facilities on the West Coast. Still never satisfied to upgrade the overall fan experience, in 2014, the stadium updated its digital scoreboard, game day amenities including portable food trucks, increased cellular repeaters and improved sound systems throughout the stadium. In continuing its commitment to the fans, Autzen Stadium has become one of the most state of the art football facilities in the country. 

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.

For additional information on MLFB's nationally accessible ticket database and our sponsorship opportunities, go to http://mlfb.fanfurnace.com or call 855-MLF-BTIX (855-653-2849) to sign-up for your tickets now.

For more information about Major League Football, please visit http://www.mlfb.com.

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Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Michael Queen
    EVP of Finance
    Major League Football
    2601 Annand Drive
    Wilmington, DE 19808
    774.213.1995 ext.1007
    m.queen@mlfb.com

    John Mattio
    VP of Communications and Investor Relations
    Major League Football
    2601 Annand Drive
    Wilmington, DE 19808
    774.213.1995 ext.1013
    j.mattio@mlfb.com