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Encyclopedia > Indoor Football League

The Indoor Football League began in 1999 as an offshoot of the troubled Professional Indoor Football League. Kerry Ecklund, the owner of the Green Bay Bombers & Madison Mad Dogs left the PIFL after its first fiananically troubled season to start his own league. Unlike the PIFL, all the IFL teams were owned by the league and franchised out to management groups. NFL Hall-of-Famer Kellen Winslow was brought in as commissioner. The league was successful enough for a major expansion in 2000. Expansion was done regionally to cut down on travel expenses. Hence, the many teams in the Mid-West. The Professional Indoor Football League was the first league to successfully play indoor football as a paid pro-league sport other than the Arena Football League. ... Kellen Boswell Winslow (born 1957 in St. ...


Midway through the 2000 season, the Topeka Knights changed management and became the Kings. After the season, the entire league was purchased by the Arena Football League's Orlando Predators. Two teams, The Lincoln Lightning and Peoria Pirates, as well as many players became a part of their "farm" league, the af2. Other teams resurfaced with new names in the Indoor Professional Football League (which was the reminants of the PIFL that Ecklund left in 1999) and the National Indoor Football League. The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Conference National Division Southern Year founded 1991 Home arena Hummer Field at TD Waterhouse Centre City, State Orlando, Florida Wild card titles 8: 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 Division titles 6: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2002 Conference titles none ArenaBowl championships 2: 1998, 2000 The Orlando... Lincoln Lightning logo From 1998 to 2000, the Lincoln Lightning were a part of the Indoor Football League before the IFL was bought out. ... The Peoria Pirates is a 1999 Indoor Football League team. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The Indoor Professional Football League (IPFL) was the new incarnation of the Professional Indoor Football League, which started in 1998. ... National Indoor Football League is a minor league indoor football association based in the United States. ...


Teams

1999 Season

Lincoln Lightning logo From 1998 to 2000, the Lincoln Lightning were a part of the Indoor Football League before the IFL was bought out. ... The Peoria Pirates is a 1999 Indoor Football League team. ...

2000 Season Expansion Teams

  • Bismarck Blaze
  • Black Hills Machine
  • Billings Thunderbolts
  • Casper Cavalry
  • Erie Invaders
  • Fargo Freeze
  • Flint Flames
  • Johnstown Jackals
  • LaCrosse RiverRats
  • Minnesota Purple Rage
  • Sioux City Attack
  • Sioux Falls Cobras
  • Witchita Warlords

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Indoor football - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1248 words)
Indoor football is a variation of American football with rules modified to make it suitable for play within basketball gymnasiums and, particularly, ice hockey arenas.
The first major indoor football game was the 1932 NFL Playoff Game, which was played indoors in the Chicago Stadium due to a severe blizzard that prevented playing the game outside.
This, however, was not technically "indoor football" as discussed here, as the size of the playing surface and hence the rules were essentially the same as in the standard outdoor game, with only the necessity of contengencies for what were to happen should, say, a punt strike the ceiling.
National Indoor Football League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (205 words)
National Indoor Football League is a minor league indoor football association based in the United States.
The NIFL has teams in markets not covered by either the Arena Football League or its developmental league, af2.
In 2005, nine former NIFL teams left the league and formed United Indoor Football (UIF) joined alongside two former af2 teams.
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