Regional Group with Pride in Billing wants to make this the Communities team.
Atop the beautiful DoubleTree hotel downtown, officials from a Wyoming-based group, Pick-Six Entertainment, LLC announced today their plans to launch a new professional indoor football team in Billings for the 2022 season. The yet-to-be-named team will be involving local business leaders and will play at the MetraPark First Interstate Arena beginning in March of next year. The group announced not only their arrival, but also plans to hire local staff, involve local business leaders, and even have the community name the team through a contest in partnership with EconoPrint and the Billings Gazette.
“We spent time considering several cities but knew almost as soon as we arrived that Billings was where we wanted to be,” explained team managing partner Keith Russ. He and partner Tel Koan started Pick-Six over a year ago launching the Wyoming Mustangs, a professional football team playing in Gillette, Wyoming this season in front of sell-out crowds each game. “We have been treated with such great hospitality from Ray and Bill at the Metra to business leaders such as Ernie Lee and Rim Rock GMC, the staff at the Billings Chamber, and beyond. We will do our best to make certain that we provide something very special to this community.”
Proud members of the CIF (Champions Indoor Football), the Billings team will compete with opponents from all over the upper-midwest down through Texas in a 12 game season (6 home games) starting in March of 2022. Games are fast-paced, high-scoring, and surrounded by family-oriented entertainment from a tailgate party throughout the game and even into the post-game autograph session and activities. The team provided a tentative timeline on when the fans and the community can expect to meet a new GM, head coach, see a team name and logo, and be able to buy tickets over the coming months.
Additionally, the team announced a unique “Name-The-Team Contest” in partnership with both the Billings Gazette and EconoPrint in downtown Billings. “The owners were clear that this is the communities team and they want input from the people of Billings on what it should be called, what the logo should represent, and how it should be positioned within our city. It is very exciting to be able to do the printing for, and be associated with this new element that will be so good for our town,” stated Jim Berry, owner of EconoPrint. Winners participating in this contest will be entered to win prizes such as season tickets, a chance to lead the team onto the field at a home game, and the grand prize winner will even have their favorite number retired in honor of their contribution to naming the team!
For further information on these or other team topics, please visit www.BillingsIndoorFootball.com or call 605-596-0965.
About Billings Outlaws Indoor Football
Owned by regional businessmen, Pick Six Entertainment, LLC. is launching a new professional football team to play indoors right here in Billings, Montana. this was announced at a press conference on Friday, April 30th at the DoubleTree hotel in downtown Billings. In addition to announcing the team and introducing its ownership, Pick Six began a "Name the Team" contest in partnership with the Billings Gazette and EconoPrint in which the team is encouraging members of the billings and surrounding communities to suggests names for their new team. Further details are located below.
MetraPark, First Interstate Arena
Billing Professional Football is proud to have secured a long-term agreement with the community of Billings and its beautiful First Interstate Arena. The facility will host the team's new turf and playing system along with nearly 9,000 seats for indoor football. The inaugural season is set to kick-off in early March of 2022 and be comprised of a 12 game season (6 here in Billings and 6 games across America) in addition to a playoff schedule.
Champions Indoor Football
Amongst the most stable leagues in eth history of the sport, Champions Indoor Football will be the new Billings team's affiliated league. With 9 teams and growing, the Billings team will face opponents such as the Omaha Beef, Sioux City Bandits, the Wyoming Mustangs, and new teams being launched in 2022 around the region.