KISS Will Own A Football Team in Anaheim: This is Not a Joke

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Andrew Youssef
Just when you think KISS had done everything it could to sell out, well, you were wrong. The glam rockers have lent their name, and their money, to a new cause: an Arena Football League team. Yes, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and company are the proud owners of an Arena Football League squad that be calling Anaheim home and will be playing its games at none other than the Honda Center. Want to know what's worse? The team isn't Anaheim. No, No. They're called the LA KISS. What can we say, this is one arena they might have trouble filling.

For a band that's licensed its name to literally anything imaginable (cough, casket, cough), this shouldn't be too much of a surprise.

``What we want to see happen is to take the excitement that is AFL football and bring entertainment to it too,'' Paul Stanley, the group's guitarist, said a news conference in Orlando, Fla., site of the league's championship game, Arena Bowl XXVI.

A limited number of season tickets for the nine-game home schedule priced at $99 went on sale today. All inaugural season ticket holders will be invited to a free KISS concert to be held at Honda Center in 2014.

The band's foray into AFL ownership, as wonky as it sounds, isn't the first time a rocker has thrown his money into a team in this league. That honor goes to Jon Bon Jovi with the Philadelphia Soul.

But the bigger question is this: has KISS met a marketing opportunity it didn't like? What are the promotional nights going to be: free KISS t-shirts for the first 5,000 in attendance? Or how about free KISS action figures with you favorite band member in football swag? Will the cheerleaders dress like the cover of Love Gun? Whenever they get a safety, will they play "Deuce"?

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luvinpoker
luvinpoker

IF THEY DON'T WANT THE NAME ANAHEIM AND WANT LA THEN SHIP YOUR ASS TO LA.PERIOD........

STOPTHERECONQUISTA
STOPTHERECONQUISTA

Maybe they'll do a promo with Gus in a 'The Mexican' outfit with KISS makeup. I'd pay for that!

STOPTHERECONQUISTA
STOPTHERECONQUISTA

I dig it. The cheerleaders will be 100% taudry sluts in 12 inch heals. YEAH! (and male)

dtakeda1
dtakeda1

A sign of the apocalypse?   Getting a little carried away there.  KISS starts an arena football team and names it KISS.  Big deal.  Get over it.  Did you miss the part about it being ARENA football? Why do you care so much?

Razorwyre
Razorwyre

Is there ANYTHING these jackasses WON'T put their name on? All I can think of is that scene in the movie "Detroit Rock City" where the little kid outside of the store yells 'KISS SUCKS!"

lithichick
lithichick

Although it is impractical I would love Anaheim passing a law requiring teams whose home venue is in Anaheim to not have LA in their name.


lithichick
lithichick

Although it is impractical I would love Anaheim passing a law requiring teams whose home venue is in Anaheim to not have LA in their name.


lithichick
lithichick

Although it is impractical I would love Anaheim passing a law requiring teams whose home venue is in Anaheim to not have LA in their name.

Kris Atwood
Kris Atwood

Am I the only one who thinks that Gene and KISS are LONG over due to retire? A KISS football team are you F**king serious? Lame sh*t guys, really lame!

Jose.Fonseca
Jose.Fonseca

fuck that Anaheim doesn't need another team named LA. They can play at the staples center. Fuck KISS

Magdalena DelReal
Magdalena DelReal

No way! and R Stacey Lee you tell then we are in our own class.

Scott Duncan
Scott Duncan

Love the first part: KISS, the multimedia corporate product-spewing behemoth that used to be a rock band,

R Stacey Lee
R Stacey Lee

I live in Anaheim......what's the deal??---we are NOT L.A.!!!!

Aaron Roach
Aaron Roach

Honda Center won't rest until Katella is at a dead stop 24/7/365.

Rick Hale
Rick Hale

Just because it's true doesn't mean it isn't a joke.

Anonymous
Anonymous

@lithichick I think Anaheim will let this one slide out of the benefit of not having to have its name be associated with something so ridiculously stupid as this.

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