Football

MLFB Announces Stadium Game-Day Development and Operations Letter of Intent with The Parker Company, LLC

on

LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL / ACCESSWIRE / October 24, 2016 / Major League Football, Inc. (MLFB) (“MLFB”, the “League” or the “Company”), a new, professional spring-football league kicking off in April of 2017, announced today a letter of intent for stadium services and operations agreement with The Parker Company, LLC., a global hospitality and sports venue procurement firm based in Miami, Florida.

The letter of intent provides Major League Football a proven partner in stadium operations for their 2017 spring kick-off. MLFB believes this strategic partnership with The Parker Company, LLC, will enhance MLFB’s effort in debuting their professional spring football league in 2017 by providing a commitment to excellence in stadium procurement and hospitality.

Initially the Parker Company team will focus on finalizing MLFB stadium selection and lease agreements in eight emerging football markets throughout the U.S. for the 2017 spring football season, develop fresh branding concepts unique to MLFB and their community-centric message, and manage the venue and game-day operations; including stadium and arena procurement services.

MLFB and The Parker Company, LLC, have already begun to develop a strategic plan to elevate the game day experience for football fans, and to engage community support within each of our eight MLFB franchise cities, by providing a unique hospitality environment on game day that will bring football fans closer to the game than other professional football leagues.

“We couldn’t be more excited in partnering with Parker Company, LLC in conjunction with their partnerships with Positive Impact Sports and Entertainment and Stewart Engineering,” said MLFB Chief Operating Officer, Rick Smith.

“Our plan is to release additional information in the coming weeks that MLFB will look to implement in making our venues a fantastic event for our fans. Having the Parker Company handling our game day operations and unique branding concepts, coupled with Positive Impact’s proven success in Sports and Entertainment along with the Stewart team handling engineering for design and technology will give MLFB a formidable team that will provide a fantastic in game experience that MLFB is seeking for long term success,” Mr. Smith concluded.

Donald Lockerbie, Managing Director of Parker Sports & Events, is well known in the Olympic and FIFA World Cup circles and was the 2007 Chief Operating Officer for the ICC Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean where he supervised development and operations of 14 new stadia for the world’s third largest sporting event. Prior to cricket, Lockerbie was the venue development director for Vince McMahon’s XFL football league and has tremendous experience with groundbreaking professional sports leagues.

Doug Parker, President of The Parker Company, stated, “Our firm believes in the MLFB vision, and we are grateful to join the MLFB team, helping to launch the league in 2017.”

With additional offices in London, Zurich, and Dubai, Parker has previously provided stadium-purchasing services for the San Diego Padres (Petco Park), Pittsburgh Pirates (PNC Park), Atlanta Hawks (Phillips Arena), Miami Marlins Park and F1’s Abu Dhabi Yas Marina Circuit.

Parker is currently working on major stadium projects including the new venues for the Atlanta Braves (SunTrust Park), Atlanta Falcons (Mercedes-Benz Stadium), MLS expansion Atlanta United (Training Facility) and two additional NFL stadium projects.

The Parker Company has also partnered with Positive Impact S+E, a New Jersey-based sports and entertainment firm led by Michael Rowe. Rowe is no stranger to building winning organizations and designing successful strategies in the sports and entertainment world. As Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Meadowlands Sports Complex, he presided over an organization that consistently returned an operating profit, while hosting over 4,500 distinct events and 80 million guests during his tenure. Rowe brings tremendous experience and a 30-year pedigree to assist with lease agreements, commercial deals and game-day operations.

On the design and engineering side for stadium overlay and technology features, Parker is partnering with the North Carolina-based Sports and Events Team at Stewart, led by Jeff Harkey. The Stewart team brings to the table a résumé that includes numerous Olympic Games and World Cup experience along with stadium projects and work in professional golf.

About The Parker Company:

The Parker Company is a private firm nearing 50 years of global leadership in the planning, procurement and execution in the Hotel and Hospitality industry. The firms also specializes in the sports & events industry as well as convention centers and has an impressive resume of work on some of the most famous hotels, country clubs, resorts, convention centers and stadium/arenas in the world. Parker’s sports and events team also has over thirty years’ experience on numerous Olympic games, world cups, collegiate & professional stadia and international and domestic mega-events. The firm is headquartered in Miami, FL with offices in London, Zurich, and Dubai. For more information, please visit: http://www.parkerinternational.com/.

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 2017. 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 U.S. cities in order to grow the overall popularity of the sport.

For ticket information to MLFB games and MLFB sponsorship opportunities, call 855-MLF-BTIX (855-653-2849) or visit our website at http://www.MLFB.com.

Safe Harbor:

The information posted in this press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, such as statements about our plans, objectives, expectations, assumptions or future events. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “continuing,” “ongoing,” “expect,” “we believe,” “we intend,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “could” and similar expressions denoting uncertainty or an action that may, will or is expected to occur in the future. These statements involve estimates, assumptions, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Factors that that are known to us that could cause a different result than projected by the forward-looking statement, include, but are not limited to; lack of available funding; general economic and business conditions; competition from third parties; intellectual property rights of third parties; regulatory constraints; failure to market and sell team franchises; failure to establish viable marketing campaigns such as televised programming, radio broadcasting, internet websites, and other mediums; those events and factors described by us in Item 1.A “Risk Factors” contained within our latest Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC; other risks to which our Company is subject; and other factors beyond the Company’s control. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this release is based only on information currently available to us and speaks only as of the date on which it is made. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

CONTACT:

COMPANY
Michael Queen
EVP of Finance
Major League Football, Inc.
6230 University Parkway #301
Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34240
O): 774-213-1995 Ext. 1007
Email: m.queen@mlfb.com

Donald Lockerbie
Managing Director, Sport & Events Group
The Parker Company
6205 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 300
Miami, FL 33126
(O): 305-455-4307
Email: DLockerbie@parkerinternational.com

INVESTOR
John Mattio
VP Communications & Investor Relations
Major League Football, Inc.
6230 University Parkway #301
Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34240
(O): 774-213-1995 Ext. 1013
Email: j.mattio@mlfb.com

MEDIA
Nick Athan
VP Media Relations
Major League Football, Inc.
6230 University Parkway #301
Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34240
(O): 774-213-1995 Ext. 1009
Email: n.athan@mlfb.com

SOURCE: Major League Football Inc.

About MLFB Staff

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 2017. 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.

Recommended for you