Mike Ditka’s ‘X League’ Women’s Football Will Play at Bud Events Center
82-year-old NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka is now the owner of what used to be called "The Lingerie League." The revamped league's Denver team will play 'home' games in Loveland.
You'd have to assume that will all of Mike Ditka's football experience, as a player and coach, that he knows what he's doing buying the women's football league. We'll have the chance to find out as the Denver Rush will play in Loveland.
The [new] X League's Denver Rush will have their first home game on Friday, July 22, 2022, at 7 p.m. at Budweiser Events Center as the Rush will host the Atlanta Empire. This will be the Rush's second game of the season; their first game will be in Seattle at the Thunder on June 25. The July 22nd game in Loveland will also have a tailgate party starting at 4 p.m. that afternoon.
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Ditka became owner and Chairman of X League in July of 2020, ready to bring all of experience and Chicago 'hutzpah' to the table:
I want to provide women a high-profile platform to compete against the greatest female athletes in the world while creating a destination league for millions of girls to aspire to play in.
They have eight teams so far, from Seattle to Atlanta, but will have teams overseas as well. Their website states that the former Chairman of the English Football League is now their European Managing Director.
I've seen the most recent version of this league, Legends, when Denver Dream played their games at BEC. It was not the Lingerie League, but it also didn't seem like all the players really knew football. That was then, however, before "Iron Mike' Ditka owned the league.
Here's a hype video from Denver Rush from February of 2022:
Tickets for all games go on sale March 15, 2022.
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