Rock band KISS brings Arena Football back to Southland with LA KISS

The LA KISS is a new Arena Football League team that will begin play in 2014. Co-owner Gene Simmons says attending a game "will be similar to a live KISS show, with thrilling, heart-pounding action."

Arena Football is headed back to Los Angeles, and you can thank the rock band KISS for it.

The LA KISS will begin play in the Arena Football League next season, it was announced on Thursday. They will play at the Honda Center.

“Season tickets are now on sale for what we know will be some of the most action-packed games ever played at the Honda Center,” said team co-owner and KISS frontman Paul Stanley. “Arena Football is played at a fast and furious pace and making season tickets available now for the budget-friendly price of $99 gives a whole new meaning to bang for the buck.”

All LA KISS season-ticket buyers will be invited to a free KISS concert to take place at Honda Center next year.


“As a fast-paced, high-action band this partnership with the AFL was an obvious fit for us,” said co-owner Gene Simmons of KISS. “With Arena Football, you are much closer to the action -- sitting in the front row is like putting a folding chair on the hash mark of an NFL game -- and it’s one of the only sports where you can experience this level of intensity. Attending an LA KISS game in 2014 will be similar to a live KISS show, with thrilling, heart-pounding action.”

The AFL will mark its 27th season in 2014. There hasn’t been a team in Southern California since the Los Angeles Avengers folded in 2009.

“We could not be more thrilled to bring the league back to Los Angeles,” AFL Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz said. “And partnering with such incredible rock legends as KISS is certain to give fans a sports experience unlike anything they have ever seen.”



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