Courtesy Edie Perlas LFL
Stephon McMillen, Media Director for the LFL, says the decision will be based on fan interest, arena availability, and potential team ownership.
He tells WKYC that a big local real estate company, and a "well-known former Cleveland Browns player" are possible owners.
The LFL, which features women clad only in underwear, shoulder pads, and hockey-style helmets, currently plays in 10 cities, and has plans to expand to 14 for the Fall of 2011.
McMillen says the league has its eyes on Quicken Loans Arena.
The league is the brainchild of Mitch Mortaza, who began with the "Lingerie Bowl" in 2004 as a halftime Pay-Per-View alternative to the Super Bowl halftime show.
Today, the LFL's regular season games are seen each Friday night on the MTV-2 network.
"It is sad for us that we do play real tackle football with the real NFL rules and we're not getting no attention," says Martina Latessa, a Cleveland police officer and an original member of the Cleveland Fusion, a local women's semi-pro tackle football team.
"We wish we had the sponsorships and the money that seem to be coming into the Lingerie League," she told WKYC. "For us, it's probably not competition as such because we play in the Spring and they play in the Fall."
Latessa's teammate, Tiffany Soggs, says the idea of playing in a league like the LFL is intriguing, but she'd have to think about it.
"I cover every inch of skin right now because turf burns are no fun," she laughed. "It would be great to say I play a professional sport, and things like that, but to have to do it in your underwear, I don't know."
The LFL says it has received about 1,200 emails from potential fans in Cleveland interested in a franchise coming to the city.
They have received about 800 from the Columbus area.
Latessa, who still plays running back for the Fusion, says she's probably not the "shape" the Lingerie League is looking for, but should Cleveland not be awarded a franchise, her team is always on the lookout for talented athletes.
"If them players want to come and play on my Fusion team they're more than welcome to come and play," she says. "We have spots for them, and they can put on some clothes."