LFL ANNOUNCES TORONTO FRANCHISE HOST ARENA AND UNVEILS TEAM LOGO
(Las Vegas, NV. – Tuesday, April 26, 2011) – Lingerie Football League, LLC. (LFL) officials have just announced that Toronto’s Ricoh Coliseum has been chosen as the host arena for the newly named Toronto Triumph (logo attached).
After thousands of fan votes submitted to LFL league offices, the name Triumph was submitted most often and ultimately selected as the first LFL Canadian franchise set to compete Fall 2011 in the United States eastern conference. The Triumph will compete against the Cleveland Crush, Baltimore Charm, Philadelphia Passion, Tampa Breeze and Orlando Fantasy.
“Since the announcement of the LFL’s expansion into Toronto and Canadian league premiering in 2012, there has been an overwhelming reaction from fans, media, broadcast networks and investors. As much success as the league has seen through its first two seasons in the US, we expect greater success in Canada due to its fanaticism around sports”, said, Mitchell S. Mortaza, Founder & Chairman, Lingerie Football League, LLC.
The Toronto Triumph will be a prelude to the LFL’s Canadian league set to kickoff in 2012 with (6) market teams competing in a (12) week season leading up to the first-ever Canadian Lingerie Bowl set to be played Grey Cup weekend at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. Five Canadian markets will join the Toronto Triumph as part of the inaugural season of play, in consideration are Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Montreal, Hamilton and Ottawa.
Currently two major Canadian sports networks are in negotiations for the exclusive broadcast rights of the US league as well as the Canadian league.
In comparison to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) or World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) through their first two seasons of operation, the LFL has achieved far more growth and business prosperity in the same period.
*Toronto Triumph will host their first ‘Open Tryout Football Combine’ this Saturday, April 30th at SoccerWorld at Polson Pier from 4pm-7pm (Media Check-In 3:30pm). The Open Tryout is open to the public as well as media.
Media must be credentialed.
2011 | 2012 Toronto Triumph Schedule
Saturday, September 17, 2011 vs. Tampa Breeze (Home Opener at Ricoh Coliseum)
Friday, October 28, 2011 vs. Baltimore Charm (Home Finale)
Friday, December 9, 2011 vs. Philadelphia Passion (Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, New Jersey)
Friday, January 13, 2011 vs. Orlando Fantasy (Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida)
**Toronto Triumph tickets go on-sale on Monday, May 2nd for home games at Ricoh Coliseum and can be purchased through Ticketmaster by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca