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Huntington Heroes Have New Ownership

March 13, 2008 - American Indoor Football Association (AIFA) - Huntington Heroes News Release

BALTIMORE, Maryland - The American Indoor Football Association announced today a new owner for the Huntington Heroes. The ownership change is intended to solidify the team for the long term.

Huntington Heroes owner and Chief Executive Officer Greg Ramey turned the franchise territory back to the league, for the purpose of establishing a new ownership group for the Heroes. Today the territorial rights were sold by the AIFA to Barbie Moody-Wood, the owner of a group of Moe's Southwest Grill restaurants, and Brent Blakenship.

"This is the best outcome all the way around," said league co-founder John Morris from AIFA headquarters in Baltimore. "Financial stability is vital to the success of our franchises, and Barbie and Brent's involvement will help achieve that goal.

"At the same time, we want to acknowledge Greg's work and dedication. We look forward to his continued involvement with the league."

Although Huntington will be a new franchise technically, it will inherit the Heroes' schedule, players, coaches, management and arena. The team will begin its season on Friday night, March 14th, hosting the Florida Stingrays at the 9,000-seat Big Sandy Superstore Arena.

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