Los Angeles is getting a new Professional Football team, and no, the Raiders aren’t moving out of Oakland again. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS have been announced as part of an ownership group afor the Arena Football League’s newest expansion team, the Los Angeles KISS.
Darren Rovell of ESPN.com made the announcement today at the site of Saturday’s ArenaBowl XXVI between the Arizona Rattlers and Philadelphia Soul in Orlando, Florida. KISS manager Doc McGhee will also be a part of the ownership group.
It’s a return to the AFL for the Los Angeles area, with the L.A. Avengers having played in the league from 2000 through 2009. The Avengers played their games at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but the KISS are scheduled to play at the Honda Center in Anaheim, where they will have less competition for the entertainment dollar. Season tickets, which went on sale Thursday starting at $99, will include a free KISS concert.