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Indoor Football League
Current season or competition:
2010 Indoor Football League season
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Indoor Football League logo
Sport Indoor football
Founded 2008
Commissioner Tommy Benizio
No. of teams 25
Country(ies) United States
Most recent champion(s) Billings Outlaws
Most championships Billings Outlaws 1
Official website goifl.com

The Indoor Football League is a professional indoor football league created in 2008 out of the merger between the Intense Football League and United Indoor Football. The IFL and the AIFA do not intentionally coordinate in any way, the two leagues are not, so far, directly competing with each other for markets. Until 2010, no city and only one state had teams in both leagues (though in 2010, one city-Richmond, Virginia-and three states will have teams in both the IFL and AIFA).

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History

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Formation of the league

The merger which formed the new IFL was announced the day before the 2008 National Indoor Bowl Championship, a game which pitted the champions of the two leagues against each other. The Sioux Falls Storm (United) defeated the Louisiana Swashbucklers (Intense) 54 to 42.

2009 Season

Of the 17 teams involved in the two previous leagues, 14 carried over to the new organization's 2009 season. An additional 3 teams came over from the CIFL and two expansion teams began their life in the new IFL. In the 2009 IFL United Bowl, the Billings Outlaws (Intense Conference) took the league championship by defeating the River City Rage (United Conference) by a score of 71 to 62.
More Information about 2009 Season

2010 Season

After losing two teams to attrition after the end of the 2009 season, and a third in January 2010, the IFL then added an additional nine franchises to boost its membership to twenty-five for the 2010 season. Three of the new teams were expansion franchises. Two moved over from the Southern Indoor Football League and Continental Indoor Football League. Four teams were members of the now defunct AF2 that chose to join the IFL instead of aligning with the newly formed AF1.

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Current Teams (2010 season)

United Conference

Atlantic East Division

Team Location Arena (Capacity)
Maryland Maniacs College Park, Maryland Cole Field House (14,596)
Richmond Revolution Richmond, Virginia Arthur Ashe Athletic Center (6,000)
Rochester Raiders Henrietta, New York Dome Arena (2,164)
West Michigan ThunderHawks Walker, Michigan DeltaPlex Arena (4,416)

Central North Division

Team Location Arena (Capacity)
Bloomington Extreme Bloomington, Illinois U.S. Cellular Coliseum (7,000)
Chicago Slaughter Hoffman Estates, Illinois Sears Centre (9,500)
Green Bay Blizzard Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin Resch Center (10,200)
La Crosse Spartans La Crosse, Wisconsin La Crosse Center (11,000)

Central West Division

Team Location Arena (Capacity)
Colorado Ice Loveland, Colorado Budweiser Events Center (7,200)
Omaha Beef Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium (9,300)
Sioux City Bandits Sioux City, Iowa Gateway Arena (6,437)
Sioux Falls Storm Sioux Falls, South Dakota Sioux Falls Arena (4,700)
Wichita Wild Park City, Kansas Hartman Arena (5,000)

Intense Conference

Pacific North Division

Team Location Arena (Capacity)
Alaska Wild Anchorage, Alaska Sullivan Arena (6,406)
Billings Outlaws Billings, Montana Rimrock Auto Arena (8,700)
Fairbanks Grizzlies Fairbanks, Alaska Carlson Center (4,595)
Kent Predators Kent, Washington ShoWare Center (6,500)
Tri-Cities Fever Kennewick, Washington Toyota Center (5,970)

Lonestar West Division

Team Location Arena (Capacity)
Abilene Ruff Riders Abilene, Texas Taylor County Expo Center (5,000)
Amarillo Venom Amarillo, Texas Amarillo Civic Center (5,000)
West Texas Roughnecks Odessa, Texas Ector County Coliseum (5,131)

Lonestar East Division

Team Location Arena (Capacity)
Arkansas Diamonds North Little Rock, Arkansas Verizon Arena (16,000)
Austin Turfcats Austin, Texas Luedecke Arena (6,720)
Corpus Christi Hammerheads Corpus Christi, Texas American Bank Center (8,156)
San Angelo Stampede Express San Angelo, Texas San Angelo Coliseum (5,260)

Potential future expansion teams

Inactive

  • El Paso Generals - Owners attempted to sell the team, but it is now no longer on goifl.com.
  • RiverCity Rage - Owner suspended them to focus on the Omaha Beef. [2] There remains the possibility that new ownership could step forward and the Rage could resume play for the 2011 season.[3]
  • Saginaw Sting - played 2009 season, but owners have chosen to sit out the 2010 season to restructure and to expand the financial picture. The team hopes to resume play in 2011.

Standings

United Conference

Atlantic East Division
W L T PCT GB DIV PF PA STK
Richmond Revolution 2 0 0 1.000 --- 0-0 79 62 W2
Rochester Raiders 1 0 0 1.000 0.5 0-0 49 47 W1
West Michigan ThunderHawks 1 0 0 1.000 0.5 1-0 52 36 W1
Maryland Maniacs 0 1 0 0.000 1.5 0-1 36 52 L1
Central North Division
W L T PCT GB DIV PF PA STK
Bloomington Extreme 1 1 0 0.500 --- 1-0 61 69 W1
Green Bay Blizzard 1 1 0 0.500 --- 0-1 89 85 L1
La Crosse Spartans 0 1 0 0.000 0.5 0-0 20 57 L1
Chicago Slaughter 0 2 0 0.000 1.0 0-0 72 79 L2
Central West Division
W L T PCT GB DIV PF PA STK
Sioux Falls Storm 2 0 0 1.000 --- 2-0 97 81 W2
Omaha Beef 1 1 0 0.500 1.0 1-1 100 80 W1
Wichita Wild 1 1 0 0.500 1.0 0-1 91 63 L1
Sioux City Bandits 1 2 0 0.333 1.5 1-1 135 160 L2
Colorado Ice 0 2 0 0.000 2.0 0-1 77 95 L2

Intense Conference

Lonestar East Division
W L T PCT GB DIV PF PA STK
Arkansas Diamonds 2 0 0 1.000 --- 2-0 53 36 W2
Corpus Christi Hammerheads 1 1 0 0.500 1.0 1-1 61 56 W1
Austin Turfcats 0 1 0 0.000 1.5 0-1 36 51 L1
San Angelo Stampede Express 0 1 0 0.000 1.5 0-1 26 33 L1
Lonestar West Division
W L T PCT GB DIV PF PA STK
Amarillo Venom 1 0 0 1.000 --- 1-0 53 27 W1
West Texas Roughnecks 1 1 0 0.500 0.5 1-1 63 86 L1
Abilene Ruff Riders 0 1 0 0.000 1.0 0-1 33 36 L1
Pacific North Division
W L T PCT GB DIV PF PA STK
Fairbanks Grizzlies 3 0 0 1.000 --- 3-0 155 137 W3
Billings Outlaws 3 0 0 1.000 --- 2-0 167 129 W3
Alaska Wild 1 1 0 0.500 1.5 1-1 76 68 W1
Tri-Cities Fever 0 2 0 0.000 2.5 0-2 117 133 L2
Kent Predators 0 3 0 0.000 3.0 0-3 121 161 L3

Former IFL Teams/Failed Expansion

IFL United Bowl results

Year Winner Loser Score
2009 Billings Outlaws RiverCity Rage 71-62

References

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