Mayor Mick Cornett said Friday that he wouldn't stop the Lingerie Football League from putting a franchise in Oklahoma City, though he is against the idea.
â€œI just said I was against it,â€ Cornett said. â€œI never said that I wouldn't allow it.â€
Cornett said he remained against the idea, though.
A potential tenant for the city-owned Oklahoma City Arena (formerly the Ford Center) or the Cox Convention Center would first have to negotiate a lease with SMG, which manages the venues, and then the lease would have to be approved by the Oklahoma City Council.
â€œI'm just one vote out of nine,â€ Cornett said. â€œBut I'm against it.â€
LFL officials will re-evaluate their interest in expanding to Oklahoma City, a league spokesman said Friday.
â€œDue to Mayor Cornett's action, our executive committee is meeting internally early next week to decide on the next steps,â€ LFL spokesman Stephon McMillen said.
â€œWe have never had this type of a response from a city official blocking the LFL.â€
McMillen also questioned what the city would and wouldn't allow.
â€œWe find it interesting that satanic worship at the Civic Center and cheerleaders wearing far less than our athletes is moral, but LFL is not,â€ McMillen said.Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett's website Berry Tramel: Lingerie Football League should move along Lingerie Football League websiteLeague