SOURCE: Major League Football, Inc.

Major League Football, Inc.

January 04, 2016 11:18 ET

MLFB Appoints Rick Nichols as League's Vice President of Business Development

LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 4, 2016) - Major League Football, Inc. (OTCQB: MLFB) ("MLFB", the "League" or the "Company"), a new, professional spring-football league scheduled to kick off in 2016, Major League Football (MLFB) announced today they have hired Rick Nichols, as Vice President of Business Development. Nichols has over 27 years' experience in the National Football League as a team administrator, with the Houston Oilers, (now Tennessee Titans), Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals.

"We could not be more pleased to officially announce the addition of Rick Nichols to our Major League Football Executive Management staff," said Mike Queen, Executive Vice President of Major League Football. "Mr. Nichols background in the front office and stadium operations within the National Football League makes him the perfect choice to conclude our stadium lease negotiations for our 2016 season. As we get closer to kick-off, this spring, his expertise to date has been a valuable commodity for MLFB to expand upon our community-centric message within local governments and business leaders as we get closer to announcing our 2016 MLFB franchises."

Added Rick Nichols, "I am pleased to join Major League Football and the rest of the management team and look forward to kicking off our inaugural football season in 2016. MLFB is in active discussions with venues, checking potential game dates and finalizing venue use agreements. I look forward to completing venue site visits and look forward to finalizing venue agreements as soon as possible."

About Rick Nichols
Nichols began his career with the Houston Oilers in 1973 as an intern and served in a number of capacities within the organization, including Ticket Manager, Marketing Director, Director of Administration, Vice President of Sky Box Management and President of the Derrick Dolls, the team cheerleaders. He also represented the Oilers on the NFL Properties Board of Directors.

He joined the Denver Broncos Football Club in 1995 when he was named Director of Ticket Operations and Business Development. He also served as the Senior Director of Ticket Operations and Business Development and Vice President of Ticket Operations and Business Development until he left the team in 2006, after 11 seasons. Nichols was hired by the Arizona Cardinals in January, 2013 and remained there until April, 2015 as the Director of Club Seat Sales.

Nichols has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Broomfield Sports and Entertainment where he was responsible for two minor league franchises, The Rocky Mountain Rage and the NBADL team, Colorado 14ers from April, 2007 until August, 2008.

Nichols was also involved in the NFL's spring football league, the World League of American Football in 1992, when he was named Vice President and General Manager of the Birmingham Fire. Prior to his time in the World League, Nichols served as Vice President and General Manager of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League. Nichols has also worked on the agency side of the business, with Marketing Associates International and his own consulting company, Admissions Sports Consulting. Agency client projects during that time period included St. Louis Expansion Group, Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, Denver Broncos, NFL Europe, Sprint, UIF Colorado Ice, CFL Ottawa Rough Riders prospective ownership group, Colorado Crush, Turnstyles Ticketing, Premiere Consulting, United Football League, Broomfield Sports and Entertainment and Major League Football.

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 our new website at http://www.MLFBmedia.com

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Contact Information

  • COMPANY

    Michael Queen
    EVP of Finance
    Major League Football
    6230 University Parkway
    #301 - Lakewood Ranch
    Florida, 34240
    774.213.1995 ext.1007
    m.queen@mlfb.com

    INVESTORS

    John Mattio
    VP of Communications and Investor Relations
    Major League Football
    6230 University Parkway
    #301 - Lakewood Ranch
    Florida, 34240
    774.213.1995 ext.1013
    j.mattio@mlfb.com

    MEDIA

    Nick Athan
    Vice President Media Relations
    Major League Football, Inc.
    6230 University Parkway
    #301 - Lakewood Ranch
    Florida, 34240
    774-213-1995 Ext.1009
    n.athan@MLFB.com