The Arena Football League announced Tuesday it has assumed ownership of the Las Vegas Outlaws. In a statement, the league announced the AFL Board of Directors voted for the league to assume control of the Outlaws and the New Orleans VooDoo.
AFL Commissioner Scott Butera said, “I came in with the intention of shoring up the AFL’s financial growth, and positive steps have been taken over the past year. AFL ownership requires significant financial commitment and operational expertise. We’re excited about moving forward with members who share the same vision. We appreciate the efforts that have been made to keep Arena Football viable in each of these high quality sports markets and have begun fielding inquiries from other interested parties. Our new direction has a supreme commitment to putting the right people in place with all of our teams, and we’re making the proper strides in getting that done.”
Both teams will continue to operate in the AFL without their previous ownership groups, according to the league statement.
The Las Vegas Outlaws have struggled on and off the field under owner and Motley Crue front man Vince Neil.
Neil could not be reached for comment.