When Brett Bouchy stepped down as managing partner of the Orlando Predators last month, he indicated that another venture he was a part of would be made public soon.
That day was today, when Arena Football League brass -- in town for Saturday's ArenaBowl championship game at the Amway Center -- announced that an expansion team would be heading to the Los Angeles area, run by Bouchy and owned by some famous people, to say the least.
Part of the ownership group of the LA KISS will be KISS frontmen Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, and the AFL is touting it as pro football's return to the Los Angeles area in over five years. The team will start play beginning in March 2014 at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
KISS is playing a concert on Friday night at Amway Center, and they are also playing at halftime of the ArenaBowl on Saturday afternoon. The game pits Arizona against Philadelphia for the league's championship.
"No one comes away from a KISS concert saying they didn't have a great time or it wasn't a great show," Bouchy told the Orange County (CA) Register. "The same thing is going to happen with the LA KISS football team. People will be entertained. They are going to come out of there thinking, 'I got my money's worth.'"
Bouchy had spent 17 years in the front office with the Predators before selling his interest in the team to new majority owner David Pearsall.