The iconic rock band Kiss announced yesterday that they were principal owners in the Arena Football League team the LA Kiss. Principle Kiss members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have purchased the LA Kiss as an expansion team set to take the field in 2014.
The outspoken and often outrageous bassist for the band told ESPN, "As a fast-paced, high-action band, this partnership with the AFL was an obvious fit for us," Simmons said. "Attending an L.A. KISS game in 2014 will be similar to a live Kiss show, with thrilling, heart-pounding action."
Kiss has put their signature logo on just about everything and anything that is marketable since its inception in 1972 and while the supporting members have changed over the years, Simmons and Stanley remain the one constant driving force making Kiss still one of the most recognizable and popular bands in the world.
Arena Football, played indoors on 50 yard fields provides fans with a lot of fast paced action, hard hits and high scoring as well as opportunities for fans to keep game balls that make their way into the seats. Thought the AFL has struggled at times over the years to stay financially sound the popularity of the game seems to be on the rise.
The AFL and fans of arena football are excited about the the new LA Kiss team becoming part of the league in 2014.
"We wouldn't put L.A. Kiss on a football helmet if we didn't believe we could kick it out of the park," said Stanley.
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