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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Brooklyn Bolts Football comes to Coney!

Daily News excerpt -

Are you ready for some Brooklyn football?

Yes, the borough made famous in sports by Jackie Robinson and the Dodgers, and more recently, the Nets, will host a professional football team this fall, when the FXFL developmental league kicks off its inaugural season.

New York is one of four cities hosting FXFL teams, including Boston, Miami and Omaha. The Brooklyn Bolts will play home games at MCU Park in Coney Island, the home park of the Brooklyn Cyclones, Mets minor league affiliate.

Cyclones GM Steve Cohen and Sterling Equities (the Mets’ parent company) “will play a significant role in the franchise’s development and Brooklyn market penetration,” according to a league press release.

“We are very excited to be partnering with the FXFL and bringing professional football back to Brooklyn,” said Jeff Wilpon, the Mets’ COO.

The NFL’s Brooklyn Dodgers played at Ebbets Field from 1930 to 1943, and in 1944 as the Brooklyn Tigers.

While there is no official relationship between the FXFL and the NFL, the developmental league’s commissioner hopes that a partnership can be agreed upon in the near future.

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