— DASHONSVILLE — The Stilettos are back in business after losing a big court battle with the NFL to return to the football field.
The Stiles are back.
The Stilets played in a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans in 2014.
The club is back on the field for training camp this summer.
“We’ve been here for more than a year now and we’ve been doing everything we can to keep this going,” said owner Mark Stiletta, a former coach and head football coach at Tennessee.
“This is the way we play football.”
The Stiles won their last court battle to keep their franchise in the NFL.
The NFL decided not to appeal the ruling and the team lost in court.
The team was fined $5 million.
The Titans are a member of the NFL’s National Football League and are owned by the Tennessee family of companies.
They will not be part of the Stiletos’ return to competition.
“The Tennessee Titans and Stilettes are the same team,” Stiletti said.
“They have a great organization and great fans.
We’re proud to have them here and to have the opportunity to compete for championships.”
Stilettas ownership group owns the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Tennessee State University, the Metro Nashville Convention Center and a downtown Nashville hotel.
The team also has several partners.
They include Nashville-based Wiedefeld, the owner of the Nashville Predators, and U.S. Steel Corp., which is a partner in the Nashville Convention Centre.
The Nashville Stiles also own the St. Petersburg Saints, the team that played in the NCAA Division II National Collegiate Athletic Conference championship game at Nissan Stadium in December.