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For the original Indoor Football League, see Indoor Football League (1999-2000).
Indoor Football League
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Sports current event.svg.png 2011 Indoor Football League season
IndoorFootballLeague
Indoor Football League logo
Sport Indoor football
Founded 2008
Commissioner Tommy Benizio
No. of teams 16
Country(ies) United States
Most recent champion(s) Sioux Falls Storm
Most titles Billings Outlaws (2)
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. For the 2011 season the league had 22 teams in 14 different U.S. states, The 2012 season will consist of only 16 teams. It has been the world's largest professional indoor football league.

HistoryEdit

Formation of the leagueEdit

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 SeasonEdit

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 SeasonEdit

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. After playing nine games of the 2010 season the Alaska Wild suspended operations, leaving only twenty-four teams to finish the year. In the 2010 IFL United Bowl, the Billings Outlaws (Intense Conference) took the league championship by defeating the Sioux Falls Storm (United Conference) by a score of 43 to 34.
More Information about 2010 Season

2011 SeasonEdit

Seven new teams were added to the IFL for the 2011 season. Some of these were new expansion teams, and others moved to the IFL from the AIFA. The IFL also lost nine teams during the offseason, bringing the total number to twenty-two for 2011. In the 2011 IFL United Bowl, the Sioux Falls Storm (United Conference) took the league championship by defeating the Tri-Cities Fever (Intense Conference) by a score of 37-10.
More Information about 2011 Season

2012 SeasonEdit

For the 2012 season, the IFL will be switching to a two-conference format with no divisions.[1]

2012 TeamsEdit

An asterisk * indicates a team new to the IFL for the 2012 season.

United ConferenceEdit

Team Location Arena (Capacity)
Bloomington Extreme Bloomington, Illinois U.S. Cellular Coliseum (7,000)
*Cedar Rapids Titans Cedar Rapids, Iowa Cedar Rapids Ice Arena (4,000)
Chicago Slaughter Hoffman Estates, Illinois Sears Centre (9,500)
Green Bay Blizzard Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin Resch Center (8,621)
Lehigh Valley Steelhawks Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Stabler Arena (6,000)
Omaha Beef Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium (9,300)
Reading Express Reading, Pennsylvania Sovereign Center (7,083)
Sioux Falls Storm Sioux Falls, South Dakota Sioux Falls Arena (4,700)

Intense ConferenceEdit

Team Location Arena (Capacity)
Allen Wranglers Allen, Texas Allen Event Center (6,275)
Colorado Ice Loveland, Colorado Budweiser Events Center (7,200)
*Everett Raptors Everett, Washington Comcast Arena at Everett (8,513)
Nebraska Danger Grand Island, Nebraska Eihusen Arena (7,500)
*New Mexico Stars Rio Rancho, New Mexico Santa Ana Star Center (6,000)
Tri-Cities Fever Kennewick, Washington Toyota Center (5,970)
Wichita Wild Park City, Kansas Hartman Arena (5,000)
Wyoming Cavalry Casper, Wyoming Casper Events Center (8,395)

Potential future expansion teamsEdit

Former TeamsEdit

Left for another leagueEdit

FoldedEdit

  • Alaska Wild - Team suspended operations 9 games into the 2010 season. The coach and multiple players left to play elsewhere and the team no longer had money to continue the season.[8][9]
  • Arctic Predators - Originally announced as 2010 IFL member, but stalemate between ownership group and head coach led to lease difficulties, IFL franchise moved and became the Kent Predators. (A different team with the name Arctic Predators then became a member of the American Indoor Football Association)
  • Arizona Adrenaline - Ceased operations before the end of the 2011 season. Some games were played with a replacement team.
  • Austin Turfcats - Will not be in IFL for 2011 season.[10]
  • Bricktown Brawlers - Ceased operations before the end of the 2011 season. Final games were played with a replacement team.
  • CenTex Barracudas - Originally announced as an IFL member, but not included in 2009 alignment.
  • El Paso Generals - Owners attempted to sell the team, but did not participate in 2010 season.
  • Everett Destroyers - Originally announced as an IFL member, but not included in 2009 alignment.
  • Frisco Thunder - Originally announced as 2009 IFL member, then announced they would take season off while Dr Pepper Arena was being renovated, team didn't return.
  • RiverCity Rage - Owner suspended them to focus on the Omaha Beef.[11]
  • Tucson Thunder Kats - Team joined the AIFA West before being officially accepted into the IFL, but ended up suspending operations in November 2010 due to financial losses instead.[12]

InactiveEdit

TimelineEdit

New Mexico StarsCedar Rapids TitansWyoming CavalryWenatchee Valley VenomReading ExpressNebraska DangerLehigh Valley SteelhawksBricktown BrawlersArizona AdrenalineTri-Cities FeverRichmond RevolutionLa Crosse SpartansGreen Bay BlizzardChicago SlaughterAustin TurfcatsAllen WranglersEverett RaptorsAmarillo VenomWichita WildWest Michigan ThunderHawksSioux Falls StormSioux City BanditsSan Angelo Stampede ExpressSaginaw StingRochester RaidersRiverCity RageOmaha BeefOdessa Roughnecks/West Texas RoughnecksMaryland ManiacsFairbanks GrizzliesEl Paso GeneralsCorpus Christi HammerheadsColorado IceBloomington ExtremeBillings OutlawsAbilene Ruff RidersAlaska Wild

2011 Regular Season - Final Standings Edit

United Conference

2011 Atlantic Division
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y Reading Express 8 6 0 0.571 525 516 7-1 --- L1
Lehigh Valley Steelhawks 4 10 0 0.286 432 595 3-5 4.0 L2
Richmond Revolution 3 11 0 0.214 441 593 2-6 5.0 W1
2011 Great Lakes Division
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y Green Bay Blizzard 11 3 0 0.786 764 508 4-2 --- W4
x Bloomington Extreme 9 5 0 0.643 561 473 4-2 2.0 L1
x Chicago Slaughter 8 6 0 0.571 624 627 4-2 3.0 L3
La Crosse Spartans 5 9 0 0.357 495 633 0-6 6.0 W1
2011 Great Plains Division
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y Sioux Falls Storm 13 1 0 0.929 1022 457 5-1 --- L1
x Omaha Beef 9 5 0 0.643 615 523 5-1 4.0 W1
Wichita Wild 6 8 0 0.429 571 618 1-5 7.0 W2
Nebraska Danger 3 11 0 0.214 617 788 1-5 10.0 L8

y - clinched division title

x - clinched playoff spot

Intense Conference

2011 Lonestar Division
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y Allen Wranglers 10 4 0 0.714 664 510 7-2 --- W2
x West Texas Roughnecks 10 4 0 0.714 656 391 6-3 --- W3
Amarillo Venom 4 10 0 0.286 529 522 3-6 6.0 L1
Bricktown Brawlers 2 12 0 0.143 292 717 2-7 8.0 L10
2011 Mountain West Division
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y Colorado Ice 11 3 0 0.786 671 492 5-1 --- W1
x Wyoming Cavalry 9 6 0 0.643 677 582 4-2 2.0 L1
Arizona Adrenaline 1 13 0 0.071 326 908 0-6 10.0 L2
2011 Pacific Division
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA DIV GB STK
y Fairbanks Grizzlies 10 4 0 0.714 723 545 6-3 --- W2
x Tri-Cities Fever 10 4 0 0.714 816 575 6-3 --- W2
Seattle Timberwolves 5 9 0 0.357 678 796 4-5 5.0 L2
Wenatchee Valley Venom 3 11 0 0.214 508 845 2-7 7.0 L4

2011 Season - Final Playoff Standings Edit

                                   
June 20 - Tri-Cities   June 27 - Colorado          
 5  West Texas Roughnecks  49
 4  Tri-Cities Fever  45
 4  Tri-Cities Fever  61     July 9 - Allen
 1  Colorado Ice  42  
Intense Conference
June 19 - Allen  4  Tri-Cities Fever  67
June 24 - Fairbanks
   3  Allen Wranglers  46  
 6  Wyoming Cavalry  20 Intense Conference Championship
 3  Allen Wranglers  72
 3  Allen Wranglers  27   July 16 - Sioux Falls
 2  Fairbanks Grizzlies  54  
Round 1  
 
June 18 - Reading  4  Tri-Cities Fever  10
June 25 - Green Bay
   1  Sioux Falls Storm  37
 6  Chicago Slaughter  33 2011 United Bowl Championship
 3  Reading Express  51
 3  Reading Express  76     July 9 - Sioux Falls
 2  Green Bay Blizzard  68  
United Conference
June 18 - Omaha  2  Green Bay Blizzard  12
June 25 - Sioux Falls
   1  Sioux Falls Storm  52  
 5  Bloomington Extreme  34 United Conference Championship
 4  Omaha Beef  39
 4  Omaha Beef  39  
 1  Sioux Falls Storm  52  


IFL United Bowl Championship Edit

The IFL continues to use the "United Bowl" name originally used by United Indoor Football. The UIF used this name before they merged with Intense Football League to form the Indoor Football League. The UIF held United Bowl I, II, III, and IV in 2005 through 2008, with all four being won by the Sioux Falls Storm.

Another piece of history about the United Bowl name is that the United Football League, an outdoor league founded in 2009, was planning on using the name for its championship game, but the IFL retained the trademark to the name so that the UFL couldn't use it. The IFL had to continue using the name in some form, and though the name "National Indoor Bowl Championship" was used for the 2008 contest between the UIF and the Intense Football League, the "United Bowl" name continues to be used for the combined league's championship instead.

2009 United Bowl ChampionshipEdit

The 2009 IFL United Bowl featured the Intense Conference champs, the Billings Outlaws, against the upset-minded United Conference River City Rage. The game became a scoring onslaught at the start of the 1st quarter with each team scoring touchdowns. The Outlaw defense snagged a pick in the 2nd quarter which led to another offensive touchdown and a commanding 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 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 ChampionshipEdit

In the 2010 IFL United Bowl, the Billings Outlaws of the Intense Conference took the league championship by defeating the Sioux Falls Storm of the United Conference by a score of 43 to 34 in front of a sold out crowd in the Billings Sportsplex.

2011 United Bowl ChampionshipEdit

The 2011 IFL United Bowl was won by the United Conference champion Sioux Falls Storm when they beat the Intense Conference Champion Tri-Cities Fever 37-10 on July 16, 2011.

Year-By-YearEdit

YearHome TeamAway TeamWinnerScore
2009Billings OutlawsRiverCity RageOutlaws71-62
2010Billings OutlawsSioux Falls StormOutlaws43-34
2011Sioux Falls StormTri-Cities FeverStorm37-10

ReferencesEdit

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