Controversial new football league coming to town
Published Thursday, April 14, 2011 8:43AM EDT
Toronto football fans will be seeing a whole lot daintier set of players take to the field if this particular brand of American football comes to town.
The city has been announced as one of the cities that will get a controversial sports league franchise allowing spectators to watch women play scantily-clad football matches
The American Lingerie Football League (LFL) will be expanding into the city this fall. Other cities to join the league at the same time will be Las Vegas, Minnesota, Cleveland and Green Bay.
The LFL was launched in 2009 and is made up of teams of seven women wearing helmets, mouth guards and lingerie.
Some of the current teams include the San Diego Seduction, the Baltimore Charm and the Orlando Fantasy.
And now officials say a Canadian LFL league is being mulled to start in September 2012.
Six markets are being considered to play include Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, Montreal, Hamilton, Ottawa.
"Our expansion into Toronto is the first step toward a more significant footprint of the LFL brand into Canada," said chairman Mitchell Mortaza in a statement.
The LFL calls itself the "ultimate fan-driven sports phenomenon – blending action, impact and beauty."
Toronto's first of two home games will be played September 17.