Indoor Football League

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Indoor Football League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2021 Indoor Football League season
SportIndoor football
Founded2008
Inaugural season2009
CommissionerTodd Tryon[1]
Claim to fameAmerica's longest continuously running indoor football league
No. of teams18 (12 current, 6 dormant)
CountryUnited States
HeadquartersGrand Island, Nebraska
Most recent
champion(s)
Sioux Falls Storm (7th title)
Most titlesSioux Falls Storm (7)
TV partner(s)YouTube
Stadium
Related
competitions
Intense Football League & United Indoor Football
Official websitegoifl.com

The Indoor Football League (IFL) is a professional indoor American football league created in 2008 out of the combination of the Intense Football League and United Indoor Football. For the 2011 season the league had 22 teams in 14 different U.S. states. The 2012 season has 16 teams. There championship is called the United Bowl. They play games in the Spring.

History[change | change source]

Creation[change | change source]

In 2008, the league was created due to tension between in the Intense Football League and United Indoor Football League.

2009 United Bowl Championship[change | change source]

The 2009 IFL United Bowl had the Intense Conference champs, the Billings Outlaws, against the upset-minded United Conference River City Rage. Scoring was common. The Outlaw defense had a pick[needs simplifying] in the 2nd quarter which led to another offensive touchdown and two score lead by halftime. The Rage fought back though, recovering an onside kick at the beginning of the 3rd quarter and driving the ball the length of the field for a touchdown. That would be the closest the game would get for the Rage. The Outlaws would put up just enough points to keep a comfortable lead throughout the fourth quarter and after recovering an onside kick in the last minute of the game, the Outlaws kneeled the ball and took home the crown with a score of 71-62 in a loud, sold out Rimrock Auto Arena.

2010 United Bowl Championship[change | change source]

In the 2010 IFL United Bowl, the Billings Outlaws of the Intense Conference took the league championship by beating Sioux Falls Storm of the United Conference 43-34 in front of a sold out crowd in the Billings Sportsplex (a training facility, used by the Outlaws after their arena suffered storm damage).

Other information[change | change source]

The IFL got more attention when former National Football League star wide receiver Terrell Owens joined the Allen Wranglers of the IFL for the 2012 season.

Teams[change | change source]

Current[change | change source]

Team Location Arena Capacity Founded Joined Head coach
Arizona Rattlers Phoenix, Arizona Gila River Arena[2] 17,125 1992 2017 Kevin Guy
Bismarck Bucks Bismarck, North Dakota Bismarck Event Center 10,100 2017 2019 Rod Miller
Cedar Rapids River Kings Cedar Rapids, Iowa U.S. Cellular Center 5,700 2011 2012 Victor Mann
Duke City Gladiators Albuquerque, New Mexico Tingley Coliseum 9,286 2015 2020 Martino Theus
Frisco Fighters Frisco, Texas Comerica Center 3,500 2019 2020 Clint Dolezel
Green Bay Blizzard Green Bay, Wisconsin Resch Center 8,600 2003 2010 Corey Roberson
Iowa Barnstormers Des Moines, Iowa Wells Fargo Arena 15,181 1995 2015 Ameer Ismail
Louisville Xtreme Louisville, Kentucky Freedom Hall 18,865 2012 2021 Mark Stoute
Massachusetts Pirates Worcester, Massachusetts DCU Center 12,339 2017 2021 Patrick Pass
Northern Arizona Wranglers Prescott Valley, Arizona Findlay Toyota Center 6,000 2020 2021 Dominic Bramante
San Diego Strike Force San Diego, California Pechanga Arena 12,000 2018 2019 Burt Grossman
Sioux Falls Storm Sioux Falls, South Dakota Denny Sanford Premier Center 10,678 2000 2009 Kurtiss Riggs
Spokane Shock Spokane, Washington Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena 10,771 2006 2020 Billy Back
Tucson Sugar Skulls Tucson, Arizona Tucson Convention Center 8,962 2018 2019 Dixie Wooten

Inactive[change | change source]

Team Location Arena Capacity Founded Joining Head coach
Columbus Wild Dogs[3] Columbus, Ohio Nationwide Arena 18,500 2019 2022 Bobby Olive
Oakland Panthers Oakland, California Oakland Arena 19,596 2019 2022 Kurt Bryan
Quad City Steamwheelers Moline, Illinois TaxSlayer Center 9,200 2017 2022 Cory Ross

Map of teams[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "IFL Announces Commissioner". IFL. October 10, 2019. Archived from the original on October 10, 2019. Retrieved November 8, 2020.
  2. Obert, Richard (2019-07-29). "Arizona Rattlers will play at Gila River Arena in 2020, possibly 2021". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  3. "Wild Dogs Unleashed". ColumbusWildDogs.com. July 28, 2020. Archived from the original on August 14, 2020. Retrieved August 21, 2020.

Other websites[change | change source]