Las Vegas, NV, United States (4E Sports) – The Arena Football League (AFL) has approved a petition by Motley Crue’s lead singer Vince Neil to start a Las Vegas team from scratch.
The approval proved timely as the rock band was about to wind down its final farewell tour, giving Neil more time to focus on his new venture.
If allowed by the league, Neil’s team will be called the Las Vegas Outlaws.
Neil has been a minority owner of the Jacksonville Sharks for two months, but has been aiming to bring arena football back to Las Vegas all along. The AFL currently has 14 teams.
It will be the third incarnation of an AFL team in Sin City. The Las Vegas Sting compiled an 11-14 record from 1994-95, while the Las Vegas Gladiators went 31-50 from 2003-07.
Neil already will have a ready-made rival when his team debuts — the Los Angeles franchise is currently playing its debut season and is owned by the rock band Kiss, including Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.