MKE SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE SOCCER TEAM COMING TO KOKOMO; WILL PLAY AT KOKOMO MUNICIPAL STADIUM SUMMER 2016.

September 14, 2015

MKE SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE SOCCER TEAM COMING TO KOKOMO; WILL PLAY AT KOKOMO MUNICIPAL STADIUM SUMMER 2016. 

MKE Sports & Entertainment, owners and operators of the Kokomo Jackrabbits Baseball team, are excited to announced the Premier Development League (PDL) has awarded Kokomo, Indiana an expansion franchise and will compete at Kokomo Municipal Stadium in 2016.
 
“After the success of the past year with the Jackrabbits, the City of Kokomo has shown that they are hungry and passionate for sports,” said MKE Sports & Entertainment Owner Mike Zimmerman. “We want to continue to invest in the city and bring additional entertainment options to the community and surrounding areas.”
 
“Kokomo Municipal Stadium is already a key amenity for our City, and this new PDL expansion soccer team is a terrific new addition to the stadium and our City," said City of Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight. “I want to thank the PDL for choosing Kokomo for their newest expansion team, and thank MKE Sports and Entertainment for their work in bringing this new family friendly activity to our city.”
 
"Kokomo is an exciting addition for the PDL," Premier Development League Director Todd Eason said. "Mike Zimmerman and MKE Sports & Entertainment have a proven track record of success in the industry, and we expect the club to be among the best operated in the PDL. This is an exciting time for elite players in the region who aspire to play at the next level.”
 
Since its inception, the Premier Development League’s chief goal has been to help develop players to play in the professional ranks. The league has also been the home for standout performers across Major League Soccer with more than 500 current professionals in the U.S. and Canada having PDL roots. à
 
MKE Sports & Entertainment has also launched a contest to seek community input for the team nickname. Fans can visit www.KokomoSoccer.com to submit their team name and mascot ideas for a chance to win $1000! The team name, colors and logo will be unveiled at a special event in the near future; exact date and location will be announced.
 
Season tickets can be reserved on a first come, first serve basis by submitting a $100 deposit online as well.
 
Kokomo Soccer can be found online at www.KokomoSoccer.com and socially on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @KokomoSoccer.

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MKE Sports & Entertainment:
MKE Sports & Entertainment owns and operates professional sports teams, sports complexes, and other entertainment entities in the Midwest including The Rock Sports Complex in Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Wave Professional Soccer Team playing in the Major Arena Soccer League and the Kokomo Jackrabbits and Jamestown Jammers baseball teams playing in the Prospect League. For even more information about MKE Sports & Entertainment and everything we do visit MKESports.com
 
PDL:
The proven developmental leader in North American soccer's evolving tiered structure, the 2015 PDL featured 63 teams within four conferences throughout the United States and Canada, including 10 teams affiliated with the USL or Major League Soccer clubs. The PDL has proven to be an important stepping-stone for top professionals now playing throughout the world, with 70 percent of all MLS draftees having PDL experience. The PDL season consists of 14 regular season matches for each team, seven home and seven away, and provides elite collegiate players the opportunity to taste a higher level of competition while maintaining their eligibility. In addition to league play, PDL teams compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as various exhibitions. Online at USLPDL.com
 
City of Kokomo, Indiana:
Kokomo, Indiana is located fifty miles north of Indianapolis, easily reached by U.S. 31. Kokomo is known as the City of Firsts thanks to its world-renowned automotive heritage and history of technological inventions, which includes America's First Car produced by Elwood Haynes in 1894. Kokomo's historic downtown offers a wide variety of interesting attractions, which include family friendly parks, the Wildcat Creek Walk of Excellence walking and biking trail, intercity bikeways, farmers' market, summertime open-air concerts and more. Visit CityOfKokomo.org for more information.
 
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