(Philadelphia, PA – Thursday, September 20, 2012) Lingerie Football League, LLC. (LFL) and PPL Park officials are excited to announce LFL’s back-to-back Eastern Conference champion Philadelphia Passion will be playing their 2013 home games at PPL Park.
Since premiering in 2009, the LFL has become ‘The Fastest Growing Sports League in the US’ (BusinessWeek) drawing sell-out crowds, acquiring a national television contract, first-ever video game deal in the history of women’s sport, named highest-rated LIVE sports series in the history of MTV Networks’ and incredible growth in the US as well as internationally with formation and launch of LFL Canada (2012), LFL Australia (2013) and LFL Europa (2014).
“LFL Football has become one of the fastest growing sports in the country and its momentum is only getting stronger,” said Global Spectrum’s Mike Scanlon, General Manager of PPL Park. “We welcome one of the LFL’s most successful franchises in the Philadelphia Passion to their new home stadium.”
The Passion have been one of the league’s most successful franchises on-the-field going to the Playoffs in two of its first three seasons of play. Despite their on-field success the franchise has struggled to draw a significant Philadelphia fan base as the past three seasons of home games were played at New Jersey’s Sun National Bank Center.
“We want to thank the great people of Sun National Bank Center for hosting Passion Football for the past three seasons. We are however thrilled to finally bring the Philadelphia Passion where they belong, the great city of Philadelphia. Our move to PPL Park creates the perfect storm of a great franchise, a new home stadium and a fanatical sports city,” said Mitchell Mortaza, Founder & Chairman, Lingerie Football League, LLC.
The move to Philadelphia, as well as a shift in regular season schedule to a Spring through Summer format, will surely draw a fan base to PPL Park. The two 2013 home games will be played on Saturday, June 15, 2013 and Saturday, July 13, 2013.