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Indoor Football Alliance

Indoor Football Alliance
Current season, competition or edition:
2016 Indoor Football Alliance season
Sport Indoor football
Founded 2015
CEO Barbara Spigner
Inaugural season 2016
No. of teams 3
Country United States
Related competitions Continental Indoor Football League
Supreme Indoor Football
American Indoor Football
X-League Indoor Football
Indoor Football League
Champions Indoor Football
Founder Barbara Spigner
Jim O'Brien
Official website IndoorFootballAlliance.com

The Indoor Football Alliance (IFA) is an association of indoor football leagues set to begin play for the 2016 season. The two leagues which are part of the IFA are the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL), returning after a one-year hiatus, and the brand-new Supreme Indoor Football (SIF).

Contents

  • History 1
  • Teams 2
    • Current 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

The IFA's history began with two of its future teams having problems with the X-League. On May 31, 2015, the Cape Fear Heroes announced that they would be leaving the X-League entirely and operating independently the rest of the season while searching for a new league in 2016.[1] In the wake of such recent events, the Marion Blue Racers would follow suit in announcing their departure from the X-League.

On August 23, 2015, the Indoor Football Alliance of the new SIF (owned by Heroes owner Barbara Spigner) and the returning CIFL (owned by Saginaw Sting owner Jim O'Brien) was announced. The Heroes will be the SIF's first team, while the Blue Racers, Sting and the Erie Explosion will be returning to the CIFL. Additional teams will be announced in the coming days.[2]

Teams

Current

Team Location Arena Capacity Founded Joined
Continental Indoor Football League
Erie Explosion Erie, Pennsylvania Erie Insurance Arena 6,562 2007 2016
Saginaw Sting Saginaw, Michigan Dow Event Center 5,201 2008 2016
Supreme Indoor Football
Cape Fear Heroes Fayetteville, North Carolina Cumberland County Crown Coliseum 8,920 2012 2016

References

  1. ^ Sammy Batten (May 30, 2015). "Cape Fear Heroes leaving X-League". www.fayobserver.com. Fayetteville Observer. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Supreme Indoor Football and Continental Indoor Football League Join Forces". OurSportsCentral. August 23, 2015. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 

External links

  • Indoor Football Alliance official website (under construction)
  • Supreme Indoor Football official website (under construction)
  • Continental Indoor Football League official website (under reconstruction)
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