Oakland To Get Expansion Indoor Football League Team, Roy Choi Owner

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(Last Updated On: April 17, 2019)

,CA – says move over , here comes the .

’s losing the Raiders to Las Vegas, but that doesn’t mean it’s not going to see pro football. According to , the Executive Director of the -Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority, , owner of the ’s Cedar Rapids River Kings, plans to bring an expansion franchise to .

In fact, McKibben, fresh from successfully negotiating a giant rent increase out of the Raiders, just told me he’s hosting at next Wednesday’s Golden State Warriors NBA Playoffs Game.

But who’s ?

Cedar Rapids River Kings

Cedar Rapids River Kings

is listed as Co-Founder and General Partner of Los Angeles-based entertainment and gaming investment firm Knighted Ventures, as well as CEO of KCM Agency, a multi-cultural advertising and marketing firm. Last year, Choi became owner of the Cedar Rapids Titans, now called the Cedar Rapids River Kings franchise.

On June 19th, 2018, Mr. Choi was named buyer of the seven-year old (IFL) franchise in Cedar Rapids. “The new ownership group is committed to keeping the franchise in Cedar Rapids and has signed a league affiliation agreement with the for the 2019 season,” reported the press release.

“The league is pleased to welcome Roy and his ownership group to the IFL family,” stated IFL Commissioner Michael Allshouse. “We are excited to open the book to a new chapter in the great history of the Titans franchise.” The press release reported that “Choi and his ownership group intend to hire a complete office staff and announce organizational plans, including season ticket information for the 2019 season.”

Later last year, Choi re-branded the team as the Cedar Rapids River Kings after a “name-the-team” contest, with the new name announced August 17, 2018.

What Will Call The Franchise?

The question is, what will Roy Choi call the Indoor Football League franchise that will play at ? The real question is, what should Roy Choi call the Indoor Football League franchise? Let’s start that talk now.

I am going for a name that’s rich in Oakland’s sports history: The .

As a note, I’ve reached out to Mr. Choi, and will inform you when after I’ve connected with him.

Stay tuned.

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