Capitols Relocate South to St Joseph, MO
"We are thrilled at the opportunity to showcase the NIFL in St. Joseph a year early," stated managing partner Jessica Jagerson. "My husband Chad and I are fans of the indoor [football] game, and we truly believe in the fan-friendly' style of football that the NIFL provides."
In a decision handed down by the NIFL executive on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, the Lincoln Capitols will relocate to St Joseph, MO and will play the remainder of the season at the St. Joseph Civic Arena. The team will continue to play the 2006 season as the Capitols and will return to Lincoln in 2007.
Managing partners of the relocated Lincoln Capitols, Jessica and Chad Jagerson, will launch their own franchise in 2007 and said "We want all of St. Joseph to come out and be a part of this franchise, as we are going to let the fans select a name for their 2007 team. Throughout the 2006 season, we will collect ballots from fans during home games, and we will announce a name during our last home game."
"The move is an encouraging one for the NIFL, as we look to continue our positive growth, positioning teams to minimize travel costs for the entire league," stated League President, Carolyn Shiver. "This is a short term move, and we [the NIFL] will continue to expand into further areas such as: Kearney, Grand Island, Des Moines, Wichita and more, in the next one to two years. The NIFL is a strong league, offering affordable family entertainment, and I believe that we can find owners, ones that will be successful, in all the fore mentioned locations."
The Capitols, who lost their two first games of the season, will play their home games at the 2,200 seat St. Joseph Civic Arena and will complete the schedule that Lincoln had began; with only minor changes.
Season tickets, for the remaining six home games, are available through Ticketmaster.com - at a price of $50 to $70 each. Game day tickets are available for $11 to $20 each.
"We are determined on bringing a winner to St. Joseph," stated Head Coach James Sanders. "Despite the first two games of the Capitols, we are going to turn things around, and get pointed in the right direction."
For additional information, please contact managing partners Jessica & Chad Jagerson at 913.908.2084, or Coach James Sander at 816.213.8621.
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