There was an innocent report in yesterday’s edition of the suburban Chicago Daily-Herald that caught our eyes after a Google News search on the Lingerie Football League.
It seems that the folks who run the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill. have found an unlikely hero in the financial ruin that has snaked its way into the arena industry.
Fewer scheduled dates for concerts, sporting events, etc. have left arenas scrambling for sellouts or just asses in seats.
Enter the LFL.
Trustee Cary Collins suggested more wrestling and mixed-martial arts events, which draw well. Last year, MMA’s Strikeforce held a successful event at the Sears Centre. Despite communities like Bartlett, which have nixed plans for promoters to bring MMA events to their village, Hoffman Estates officials support bringing MMA to the village. Gibbs said Strikeforce is looking to return to the Sears Centre.
Also the Lingerie Football League, which has a scheduled a Nov. 13 game at the Sears Centre is selling well.
â€œBliss football is tracking, so we’re hoping Bliss football will save the day,â€ Gibbs said.
Hoping lingerie football will save the day?
We told you two weeks ago that things are going so well for the LFL that MTV is jumping in with two feet. Even a city like Cleveland is waiting patiently to hear if the city will get a franchise. Begging might have been a better word choice.
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