The National Roller Hockey League has awarded a franchise to a St. Louis based group. The ownership group has ties to the former Roller Hockey International St. Louis Vipers. The St. Louis Vipers were one of two teams to operate the entirety of the RHI - the other being the Anaheim Bullfrogs. The Vipers were the 1999 Murphy Cup Champions - the final season of the RHI.
We are conducting a ticket drive for the St. Louis franchise. Our first list is for the fans who want to be season ticket holders. Next is a list of fans who want group or individual game ticket information, followed by the fans whom would purchase team merchandise.
"It is important for us to have a list of interested season ticket holders, single game & group tickets for the ownership groups coming in," stated President Matt Wiedenhoeft. Matt continued, "We will be compiling these lists for the other cities we are finalizing over the next few days".
The success of a franchise is based on the fans. The NRHL understands it must have strong fan support In order to have a successful start and for a franchise's longevity. Commissioner Bob Clouston said, "The importance of the lists we are compiling can't be understated. We are working hard and hand-in-hand with our ownership groups. The lists is only a single step in our process".
This is the first announcement for the St. Louis franchise. An official press conference presenting the ownership group and logo will be scheduled soon.