IFL President and COO Jay Larkin made himself available to the media during a conference call to promote Saturday’s World Grand Prix event in Chicago at the Sears Center. The event will mark the promotion’s first-ever live telecast with matches between Chris Horodecki vs. Bart Palaszewski and Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Alex Schoenauer scheduled to air on MyNetworkTV at 9 p.m. ET.
Larkin made some notable revelations during the conference call, with the most newsworthy being that there will be changes to the league’s format in 2008.
The former Showtime executive stated that the product fans will see in March of 2008 will be different then what they will see in November of 2007. When asked if that meant that the league will be abandoning its team format, Larkin said they are committed to the team-based concept but hinted that teams will no longer be affiliated with geographical locations.