MLFB Plans to Announce Location in Summer of 2015
WILMINGTON, DE–(Marketwired – Apr 2, 2015) – Major League Football, Inc. (OTC PINK: MLFB) (“MLFB” or the “Company”), a new, professional spring-football league scheduled to kick off in 2016, today announced the Company has plans to potentially locate its headquarters and training facilities in one of four, warm climate areas: Casa Grande, Arizona; Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida; San Antonio, Texas; or Orlando, Florida. Profiles of each location are included in this release.
“Targeting and then selecting these locations is an important strategic exercise for the league,” began Rick Smith, COO of Major League Football. “A sport-friendly climate is certainly an important consideration for our coaches and players, but the other considerations such as the communities’ ability to cater to the number of people we will bring to the area and the availability of a talented work force to staff and manage our facilities is also important.”
MLFB intends to build a hiring network of local talent to assist in running the corporate headquarters located at or near MLFB’s training facilities. Also part of Major League Football’s strategy, the Company’s approach in targeting these four areas include a view and plan of community-centric outreach programs to support local businesses and develop football talent in surrounding, regional areas.
“Our plan to base ourselves in an area where year round indoor and outdoor training possibilities are available, but equally provide jobs community connections,” added MLFB Senior Executive Vice-President Frank Murtha. “We are traveling a lot across the U.S. as we scout areas and review incentives provided to us in each location. In doing so, we are in talks with many partners in the community including local municipalities, city and community leaders, business groups and educational institutions to foster professional and sporting development.”
The Company plans to release the selected site for MLFB Headquarters and Training Facilities in Summer of this year.
Profiles of each city, offerings, and local institutions:
About Casa Grande, Arizona
The City of Casa Grande maintains a quaint population of 50,296 and growing. According to the Casa Grande Economic Development Department, they are thriving by: “thorough collaboration between all parties resulting in a quick turnaround for permits; transportation hub with multi-modal access to railroads, interstates, and air routes; strong mix of retail, industrial, and manufacturing trade; economic hub of Pinal County; leader in advanced medical services; easy access to multiple top-notch research universities and trade colleges; shovel ready sites available (including rail-served and airport-served); the unofficial home of Spring Training for Major League Soccer; and a beautiful climate, with over 330 days of sunshine each year.” Grande Sports World is being targeted as a premier campus to work and train.
About Sarasota/Bradenton, Florida
The Cities of Sarasota and Bradenton offer a local community known as Lakewood Ranch which has dedicated half of its land for parks, trails, and recreational fun. The trails alone stretch over 150 miles of the land. Area colleges and universities specialize in sports, entertainment, and the arts. Located a short distance from the white-sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, the Sarasota Bradenton Chamber of Commerce maintains connections with many businesses stretching over two large counties whom frequently entertain both sports and tourism year round. These cities both maintain Economic Development Corporations which frequently are seeking businesses to locate in their areas. Many positive rankings have been earned in these counties for growing small businesses and providing a satisfying place to live.
About San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio is the seventh largest municipality in the U.S. which grew by 6.6% between 2010 and 2015 and is projected to grow an additional 6.34% through the year 2020. Within 50 miles of San Antonio, 15 colleges and universities offer degrees in all major fields of study and educate more than 160,000 students. The San Antonio Economic Development Foundation has a large focus on retaining sports and entertainment, “For more than 25 years, San Antonio Sports has put San Antonio on the global stage. From NCAA Championships to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, the premier events they have hosted have delivered more than $357 million for our local economy. But they are not just about big games. They are a nonprofit organization that works every day to keep San Antonio moving. Year ’round, their kids programs deliver sports and fitness programs to thousands of children in every part of the community. They are in 262 local elementary schools with their ING Kids Rock Marathon training program and Go!Kids Challenge™. Their Dreams for Youth Afterschool Program introduces UIL sport fundamentals after school to inner-city children via coaching and equipment. Their new Fit Family Challenge expands kids’ fitness efforts with a fun, incentivized four-month, county-wide program for the whole family.”
About Orlando, Florida
The City of Orlando boasts a population of 2.3 million and growing. As the 26th largest city in the country and the third largest metro in the state of Florida, Orlando has built its reputation as the theme park capital of the world. Orlando’s popular tourist attractions include Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Gatorland and Wet ‘n Wild water park. Also nicknamed ‘The City Beautiful,’ Orlando, welcomed 60 million visitors in 2014 making it into the top cities considered as a great fit for a Major League Football. Numerous colleges and universities are housed in or near Orlando which maintain a diverse population of students and graduate degrees in workforce-specific training in sports, entertainment, and tourism.
About Major League Football
Major League Football Inc. is a publicly traded, professional spring football league. MLFB is dedicated to creating an innovative, accessible, and fan-owned game, which is scheduled to kick off in 2016. MLFB’s strategically placed spring / summer season will fill a critical need for outdoor football at that time of the year when sports content is in high demand. The league’s teams will focus on emerging markets in select US cities in order to grow the overall popularity of the sport.
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