Los Angeles will have a football team again next year. No, I’m not talking about the St. Louis Rams moving back to The City of Angels, which is still possible, I’m talking about arena football and KISS making that happen. ESPN is reporting that the American Football League is awarding an expansion team to a group of individual investors that includes KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, and that the team will begin playing at the Honda Center in Anaheim in March 2014.
The team is aptly named LA KISS and will use the band’s logo, but the band’s silver and black colors haven’t been confirmed for team uniforms as of press time.
“As a fast-paced, high-action band, this partnership with the AFL was an obvious fit for us,” Simmons says. “Attending an LA KISS game in 2014 will be similar to a live KISS show, with thrilling, heart-pounding action.”
Season tickets went on sale on Thursday starting at $99 and includes a free full-scale KISS concert, guaranteed best pricing, first right of refusal to your seat location at home playoff games, guaranteed seat location for all LA KISS home games and more.
Simmons and Stanley aren’t the first rockers to get into the AFL ownership business. Jon Bon Jovi was a majority co-owner of The Philadelphia Soul until 2010 with Richie Sambora as one of several minority co-owners.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.