International Fight League Moves 2007 World Team Championship to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Sept. 20.
NEW YORK -- The International Fight League (OTC.BB: IFLI), the world's number one team-based professional mixed martial arts league announced it will move its 2007 World Team Finals from The Forum in Los Angeles to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. It will mark the IFL's first-ever event in the state of Florida, and will take place in Hard Rock, on Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.
"Although we have had great success with our first two California events, this opportunity to have an event in Florida, in a hotbed for the sport with some of the new stars of the sport, was too much to pass up," said IFL Co-founder and Commissioner Kurt Otto. "We have been able to bring our athletes to a host of new locations in our first year, and we wanted to find the right place in Florida, and there is no better place than the Hard Rock."
"We are very excited to be able to bring the action of the IFL to the Seminole Hard Rock for the fans of South Florida," said Bernie Dillon, senior vice president of entertainment. "Mixed Martial Arts has done very well in our arena. We think this model with the championship on the line will be very exciting."
The winners of the two five-man teams from the Aug. 2 playoff semi-finals at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J., will meet in the finals at the Seminole Hard Rock. The Quad Cities Silverbacks, coached by MMA legend Pat Miletich and featuring undefeated heavyweight Ben Rothwell and lightweight Bart Palaszewski, won the IFL World Team Championship competition in 2006.
Tickets cost $200, $150, $100 and $50 *; all seats are reserved and available at the Hard Rock Live Box Office, open daily from noon until 7 p.m. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: Miami-Dade (305) 358-5885, Broward (954) 523-3309, and Palm Beach (561) 966-3309. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.
About the IFL
International Fight League[TM] (IFL) is the world's number one professional mixed martial arts sports league. IFL has its headquarters in New York, NY and offices in Las Vegas, NV. For more information about IFL, please see: www.ifl.tv.
About Hard Rock Live
Hard Rock Live has quickly emerged as the entertainment capital of South Florida, a spectacular state-of-the-art facility attracting music, comedy and sports fans to this 5,500 seat indoor arena further expanding the ultimate entertainment experience at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is South Florida's leading entertainment destination featuring 50 live action poker tables and 2,100 of the most popular gaming machines on the casino floor. For the third year in a row, the American Automobile Association (AAA) bestowed its prestigious Four Diamond rating to this 500-room hotel. The property also hosts 17 restaurants, 11 clubs and lounges, a 16,000 sq. ft. grand ballroom, a full-service, European-style spa and 22 retail shops. Entertainment aficionados may also enjoy the latest top-name concerts, comedians and sporting events in Hard Rock Live, a state-of-the-art, 5,500-seat venue, located right on the property. With the opening of the Lucky Street Parking garage, an additional 2,300 spaces are available. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) exit Stirling and travel west (1 Seminole Way) in Hollywood, Florida. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1-800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com.