An historic event will take place at Fremont Street Experience on Friday, October 1 at 4:00 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage; Mayor Oscar Goodman will join the United Football League’s Las Vegas Locomotives (Locos) team as a Tight End with a special contract signing ceremony. To commemorate this moment Mayor Oscar Goodman will be presented with an official Locos Jersey while his new coach, Jim Fassel, teammates and Locos cheerleaders welcome him to the football team.
“I want to thank the Locos for giving me a chance, I don’t know if I’ll be much help on the field, but I can definitely teach them how to make a good martini for the concession stand,” Mayor Goodman said. “I did play some high school and college football, but that was so long ago that I think we were wearing leather helmets,”
“This was truly a shock; the Mayor signing a contract with the Locos was the last thing anyone expected. We want to support a true champion of downtown in any way possible, so when he asked that the official ceremony happen at Fremont Street Experience we couldn’t say no,” stated Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience. “We wish him luck and I look forward to seeing him on the field.”
“I’ve always admired the mayor and I’m grateful for the partnership with the city. I just hope he passes his physical,” said Fassel. “If he passes his physical he can be a valuable asset to our team.”
Goodman is excited about having professional football in Las Vegas. “It’s great to have a professional football franchise calling Las Vegas home, and I encourage all of the citizens here to come out and show their support for the Locos,” added Goodman.
After the ceremonial contract signing, fans are invited to stay at Fremont Street Experience for Fan Experience at the “Experience.” Coach Jim Fassel and players will sign autographs, take pictures, and interact with the crowd. Additionally, The Locos’s cheerleading squad LocoMotion will be on site to present a special performance. Merchandise and tickets to upcoming games will also be available for purchase at the event.
Jim Fassel, General Manager and Coach of the Locos is well known for his coaching career. He was named NFL coach of the year in 1997 and in the 2000 season, he coached the New York Giants to an improbable Super Bowl appearance. Last year, Fassel led our very own Locos to win the inaugural 2009 UFL championships. The Locos will defend their title this year against the Florida Tuskers, Hartford Colonials, Omaha Nighthawks and Sacramento Mountain Lions for the William Hambrecht Trophy. The Locos first game of the season will be played on Saturday, September 18 against the Florida Tuskers at 11 p.m. EDT.