THE “ROCK STAR RIVALRY” OF SPORTS THE LAS VEGAS OUTLAWS vs. THE L.A. KISS IS LIVE AT THE THOMAS & MACK CENTER TONIGHT!
Outlaws Owner Vince Neil, and KISS Owners Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Confirmed to Attend
Las Vegas, NV – It’s here: the “Rock Star Rivalry” of Sports has arrived in Las Vegas! The long-awaited Arena Football home-game between The Outlaws and the L.A. Kiss will take place at the Thomas & Mack Center tonight, and with it comes a trio of legendary musicians that make up the rivalry itself: Vince Neil of Motley Crue, and Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS.
“When I started this Arena Football team last year, I told the coaches, the players, and the league that the whole point of this is to beat the L.A. Kiss,” said Vince Neil. “As long as we win this game, everyone gets to keep their job, and we get to take home the Dollar Loan Center Rivalry Trophy. It’s going to be a crazy night. Gene, Paul and I will be in the stands, cheering with the fans and watching the big game go down.”
Tickets are available at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, UNLVTickets.com outlets Town Square Las Vegas and La Bonita Supermarkets, www.unlvtickets.com/outlaws or by calling 702-739-FANS. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. PT; Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.
The Las Vegas Outlaws are the newest expansion team for the Arena Football League.
Neil announced in September 2014 that he would bring professional football back to the city, and with it a powerhouse team packed with the best players in the sport. The Outlaws played their first game against the San Jose SaberCats March 30. Although they fell short in their home-opener, the Outlaws surged back with an underdog win over the three-time ArenaBowl Champions the Arizona Rattlers. As a result, the Outlaws spiraled to the top of the AFL rankings. Next, they traveled to LA to defeat the KISS, wining the first of what will be three “Rock Star Rivalry” games between the two teams. Tonight, the Outlaws are looking to defeat the KISS, bump the rivalry to 2-0 and stake their claim to the big prize trophy.
Vince Neil, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are confirmed to attend the game, marking the first-time ever that all three owners are together to watch their team battle to win the “Rock Star Rivalry.”
About the Las Vegas Outlaws
Football and Rock & Roll are set to collide at Thomas & Mack Center in 2015. Vince Neil, lead singer of Motley Crue, has brought intense and exciting arena football back to Vegas. The Las Vegas Outlaws will kick-off its inaugural season Monday, March 30 at UNLV’s Thomas and Mack Center.
About the LOS ANGELES KISS:
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, two of the greatest showmen of all time, brought pro football to Los Angeles with the formation of Los Angeles KISS. In just one year, LA KISS has become a phenomenon by taking the KISS mentality and applying it to a sports team. LA KISS represents the fusion of entertainment and sports like no other brand and delivers an all-encompassing in-game experience that is second to none. LA KISS ownership combines over 40 years of success in both entertainment, sports and business. The leadership team looks to challenge and redefine the term “sports entertainment” by applying the KISS mentality to everything they do. For more information, visit lakissfootball.com or follow the team on Facebook, facebook.com/lakissfootball, Twitter, twitter.com/LAKISS_AFL or Instagram, instagram.com/lakissfootball.
About the AFL
Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased a fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. The ESPN family of networks and CBS Sports Network will nationally broadcast AFL games each week for the entire 2015 season. The AFL schedule culminates with ArenaBowl XXVIII Saturday, August 29, 2015 on ESPN.
About the Thomas & Mack Center
The Thomas & Mack Center is an 18,500+ seat arena located on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. One of the busiest venues in Las Vegas, the Thomas & Mack Center is home to the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels basketball team, the AFL Las Vegas Outlaws and host to some of the most exciting live events such as the National Finals Rodeo, Championship Boxing, PBR World Finals, Disney On Ice, NBA Summer League, USA Basketball, Ringling Bros. & Barnum Bailey Circus, and more. Built in 1983, the Thomas & Mack Center is celebrating over 30 years of excellence in entertainment. For additional information visit www.unlvtickets.com. For the latest news and events happening at the Thomas & Mack Center, visit www.facebook.com/ThomasandMack and follow on Twitter (@ThomasAndMack).
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