SOURCE: Major League Football, Inc.

February 04, 2015 09:00 ET

Major League Football Targets Little Rock, Arkansas for Spring Football Franchise

Company in Discussions With War Memorial Stadium as Venue

WILMINGTON, DE--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2015) - Major League Football, Inc. (OTC: 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 Little Rock. MLFB is in discussions with War Memorial Stadium as a venue for its potential Little Rock franchise.

MLFB hopes to establish a Little Rock-based professional football team, and proposes to use War Memorial Stadium as its home facility for the city's spring-league professional football franchise. MLFB's management has identified War Memorial Stadium as a venue around which MLFB intends to staff its Little Rock franchise with local employees to manage the team. As part of Major League Football's strategy, the Company's approach in Little Rock 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 Little Rock 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 War Memorial Stadium officials and the local business community, we hope to create a mutually beneficial relationship and bring a MLFB franchise to the Little Rock 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 Little Rock

Little Rock is not only the state capitol of Arkansas but remains the state's largest metropolitan city. The city has built its business reputation as Corporate Headquarter hosts to such domestic and global giants as Dillard's Department Stores and Acxiom Corporation. The city of Little Rock also boasts another unique business distinction serving as corporate hosts for ten of the country's largest Non-Profit companies, including Heifer International and the Clinton Foundation.

About War Memorial Stadium

Originally constructed in 1947 War Memorial Stadium has the distinction of playing host to a broad spectrum of sporting and entertainment events. The iconic stadium gained notoriety back in 1956 for hosting the Aluminum Bowl featuring the top two NAIA division football schools. To this day, War Memorial Stadium serves as the back-up venue for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. It also serves as annual host to the Delta Football Classic between Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Grambling State Universities. Over its rich and vibrant history, the stadium has also seen some icon musical performers such as Billy Joel, Elton John, The Eagles and The Rolling Stones, to name a few. 

In 2010, the stadium completed a $7.3 million renovation that brought its current seating capacity to nearly 54,000 seats. That same year, War Memorial Stadium sold its field naming rights to media giant, AT&T.

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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Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Michael Queen
    EVP of Finance
    Major League Football
    2601 Annand Drive
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    774.213.1995 ext.1005
    m.queen@mlfb.com

    John Mattio
    VP of Communications and Investor Relations
    Major League Football
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    774.213.1995 ext.1013
    j.mattio@mlfb.com