TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KC INDOOR FOOTBALL BACK TO KEMPER ARENA!
Remember that just a little while ago we broke news about arena football coming back to Kansas City's Kemper Arena.
Well, the details are starting to become a bit clearer.
Check it . . .
The Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) announced the addition of a new Kansas City indoor football franchise today. The team will play its games at Kemper Arena starting this coming Spring.
Even better . . .
YOUNG KANSAS CITY POLITICAL MOVER AND SHAKER JEREMY PLOEGER IS THE NEW OWNER OF THE TEAM COMING TO KEMPER ARENA!!!
Mr. Ploeger (who previously ran for the Missouri House and has participated in quite a few local election campaigns) was a bit nervous today at the presser but he seemed EXCEPTIONALLY confident when he spoke of the team's effort to return Arena Football to West Bottoms.
"We hope to give the fans a great experience," Ploeger said. "I'm very happy to lead this effort to revitalize Kemper and bring more football fans closer to the core of our city."
It was an enthusiastic press conference with a nice turnout for a midday. We noticed a bunch of familiar faces and other Kansas City politicos.
From left to right, take a look at Kansas City Councilmen Scott Taylor (6th At-Large), John Sharp (6th), Ed Ford (2nd At-Large) and Pastor Brooks (5th).
The presser consisted mostly of player introductions and a promise to provide more details about the team as the season comes closer.
Star players already signed include . . . Diyral Briggs, a member of the Superbowl winning Green Bay Packers, former K-State standout Quarterback Carson Coffman and former Mizzou defensemen Cornelius "Pig" Brown and Tommy Chaivs.
And of course there were cheerleaders . . .
We'll have a bit more insight about the team later . . . For now what's exciting is the return of pro-sports to Kemper which signals a bit of a renaissance for the old school arena and also reveals that promoters and teams are actively looking for an alternative to The Sprint Center.
DEVELOPING . . .