Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Florida Stingrays Football To Play at Lee Civic Center

SWFL's Hometown Team is Back!

The Florida Stingrays reach agreement to play at the Lee Civic Center in 2012

Fort Myers, July 16, 2011: SWFL's New Hometown Team, the Florida Stingrays, have reached a deal to play
indoor football at the Lee Civic Center in 2012. Details of the agreement have not yet been released. The
deal has tentative dates while the team continues negotiations with at least 2 different leagues.

Chris Morant, Head Coach – "We are negotiating with 2 leagues and trying to gauge the best fit for us.
There is also another wild card possibility out there. It is very important that we place our team in a league that will remain successful for years to come. It is only fair for our fans that we make sure we do what is needed to put the team in the best situation. We will announce the league choice in the near future. I'm looking forward to the 2012 season!"

David Conde, Director of Marketing - "It's not the most state of the art facility in the world, but it offers theperfect fit for what we are trying to accomplish in the community. REAL football fans don't care how pretty
the facility looks. Real football fans want to see a quality product on the field and in the community. That's exactly what we are going to give them!"

The Stingrays played one season at the Lee Civic Center in 2008, but when the original team owners decided to discontinue operations during the 2008 season, a lack of funding forced the team to halt operations. Stingray President, Jay Lawrence, who was VP of Operations at the time, was handed the franchise and he began trying to find a way to bring the team back. The NFL Champion Green Bay Packers provided the way.

Jay Lawrence, CEO – "We are selling actual stock shares to fans in the local community. By giving the
team to the community, we can build a stronger and more loyal fan base of people who actually have a
financial interest in the team."
Contact: Jay Lawrence
Florida Stingrays
Phone: (239) 980-4397
Fax: (888) 316-0284
949 SW 28TH Terrace
Cape Coral, FL. 33914

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