SOURCE: Major League Football, Inc.

January 23, 2015 09:00 ET

Major League Football Targets Orlando, Florida for Spring Football Franchise

Company in Talks With Orlando Citrus Bowl as Host Venue; Major League Football Sees Florida as Future Home of Its Corporate Offices and Training Facilities

WILMINGTON, DE--(Marketwired - Jan 23, 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 plan to locate one of its professional, spring-league football franchises in Orlando, Florida beginning play in 2016. In coordination with the Company's efforts in Orlando, MLFB's management is also researching potential locations in Florida for its future corporate offices and training facilities.

MLFB's plan will focus on the establishment of an Orlando-based professional football team which will use the Orlando Citrus Bowl as its home stadium for spring-league professional football. MLFB's management is in initial negotiations for a stadium lease around which MLFB plans to staff its Orlando franchise organization with local employees to manage the team. As part of MLFB's strategy, their approach in Orlando 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 and ideally, statewide.

"We could not be more pleased to announce today our intention to bring Major League Football to the great sports fans of Orlando," stated Wes Chandler, President of Major League Football. "Our brand of spring football fits perfectly into the sports and entertainment fabric within the beautiful city of Orlando. It continues our efforts in forming a bonding and long-standing relationship with the state of Florida. Not only will the state of Florida host one of our Major League Football franchises, but it will also serve as the home to our corporate offices and training facilities in 2016 and beyond," Mr. Chandler stated.

About Orlando
The city of Orlando boasts a population of 2.3 million and growing. As the 26th largest city in the country and the third largest metro in the state of Florida, Orlando has built its reputation as the theme park capital of the world. Orlando's popular tourist attractions include Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Gatorland and Wet 'n Wild water park. Also nicknamed 'The City Beautiful,' Orlando welcomed 60 million visitors in 2014 making it a natural fit for a Major League Football franchise.

About Orlando Citrus Bowl
Since opening its gates in 1936, the Orlando Citrus Bowl has welcomed millions of fans to countless sporting events and concerts while serving as an iconic venue to an ever-growing Central Florida community. Through the years it's played host to diverse events including World Cup soccer, Olympic soccer, Orlando City soccer, WrestleMania, Monster Jam, numerous Rock Superbowls and loads of college football games.

The stadium's signature annual events include the Florida Blue, Florida Classic, Russell Athletic Bowl, Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl (formerly Capital One Bowl) and Monster Jam. Beginning in December 2015 the Orlando Citrus Bowl will host the AutoNation Cure Bowl -- making it the only stadium in North America that can claim the distinction of hosting three bowl games annually. In 2016, the Orlando Citrus Bowl will team up with media giant, ESPN, to premiere college football's annual 'Kick-off Classic.' The inaugural game will feature FSU and Ole Miss with subsequent match-ups featuring different teams.

The massive $207.7 million reconstruction project kicked-off in January 2014 with a historic groundbreaking event. Construction crews worked around the clock to ensure the stadium would be ready to celebrate its rebirth with a ribbon-cutting event in November 2014 -- just ten months later. The facility is 90% new construction and features enhancements and amenities including 41,000 new lower bowl seats, two 360-degree concourses, a 20,000-square-foot plaza deck, multiple video displays and unique indoor & outdoor club spaces to serve 6,000 patrons.

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.companyspotlight.com/64845/major-league-football-inc or 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.1005
    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