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KISS-owned AFL team announced for Los Angeles

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - The Arena Football League will soon be returning to Los Angeles.

Announced Thursday during ArenaBowl XXVI Media Day, Arena Football League commissioner Jerry B. Kurz and legendary rock band KISS announced that the league will have a new expansion team, the LA KISS.

"As the most fast-paced, exciting League in professional sports, the AFL has always been about providing the best form of entertainment to fans directly in their hometowns," said Kurz. "We could not be more thrilled to bring the league back to Los Angeles, and partnering with such incredible rock legends as KISS is certain to give fans a sports experience unlike anything they have ever seen."

The KISS will play their home games at the Honda Center in Anaheim beginning in 2014. With the expansion, the league will have 15 teams.

"As a fast-paced, high-action band this partnership with the AFL was an obvious fit for us," said 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."

08/15 17:03:32 ET

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