Saskatchewan

Saskatoon 'lingerie football' team announced

First it was Regina, now it's Saskatoon that's getting a Lingerie Football League team.

First it was Regina, now it's Saskatoon that's getting a Lingerie Football League team.

The league announced Tuesday that Saskatoon will have the fourth Canadian franchise after the Toronto Triumph, the B.C. Angels, and the as-yet-unnamed Regina club.

Players in the women's league, which has been operating in the U.S. for three years, wear skimpy tops and bathing suit bottoms, as well as protective gear.

Public reaction to the Regina announcement earlier this month was mixed, with some people saying it might be fun, but others saying it was offensive and a step backwards for society.

Credit Union Centre has been selected as the official home of the Saskatoon franchise, Will Lofdahl, chief executive officer of CUC said in a news release.

"The fanatical culture that exists around sports throughout the country and specifically within the Saskatchewan province, was the primary catalyst behind the formation of LFL Canada and the naming of two Saskatchewan franchises," league chairman Mitchell Mortaza said in the release.

The league is asking fans to go online to submit  ideas for Saskatchewan team names.

The league says games will start in September.

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