Las Vegas, NV, September 02, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Vince Neil, who is known worldwide for being the lead singer of Mötley Crüe, one of the most successful rock bands in music history, is also the CEO of Rockstar Sports Group, who have been officially awarded an expansion team in Las Vegas by the AFL (Arena Football League). AFL Commissioner Jerry Kurz made the official announcement during the 3rd quarter of the 2014 Arena Bowl (XXVII), which was broadcast live on ESPN, August 23, 2014.
Vince Neil, together with his business partners in Rockstar Sports Group, Bob Hewko, a former Florida Gator and Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s quarterback, aviation businessman Mark Daniels, and technology businessman Sohrob Farudi, will set out to begin building the Las Vegas based team named the “Las Vegas Outlaws.” Vince and his partners had become minority owners of the AFL Jacksonville Sharks in April this year, however saw the opportunity to acquire an expansion team for the Las Vegas market and jumped on it. With the award of the Las Vegas team, the minority ownership in the Jacksonville team will be divested in compliance with AFL regulations.
Vince Neil, stated: “I am really excited to bring back Arena Football to our great fans in Vegas, it’s something that I have wanted to do for quite some time. Arena Football and Rock-n-Roll are very similar, its fast, exciting and great entertainment.” Neil further stated, “I have been fortunate to achieve my dreams and goals in the music industry…now I am able to pursue my passion and dreams in Professional Football right here in my own town, Las Vegas.”
About Vince Neil:
Vince Neil is the lead singer of Mötley Crüe, one of the world’s most successful rock bands, having sold more than 100 million records over the past thirty years. Earlier this year, Mötley Crüe announced that they would be officially retiring after an extensive 2 year farewell world tour. Aside from being the front-man for Mötley Crüe, Vince has also been a savvy businessman with his own line of restaurants, clubs, aviation charter company and liquor brands, and now the latest achievement with a professional Football Team.
About Rockstar Sports Group (“Las Vegas Outlaws” Arena Football Team):
Rockstar Sports Group Inc., is headed up by CEO and Chairman, Vince Neil, along with his partners Bob Hewko, Mark Daniels and Sohrob Farudi. The company owns the AFL Football Team, the “Las Vegas Outlaws”. Based in Las Vegas, the team is set to begin operations in the 2015 season.