Champions Indoor Football
|Current season, competition or edition:
2015 Champions Indoor Football season
|No. of teams||9|
|Official website||http://gocif.net gocif.net|
Champions Indoor Football (CIF) is a professional indoor American football league created in 2014 out of the merger between the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) and Lone Star Football League (LSFL), plus one team from the Indoor Football League and two expansion teams.
Formation of the league
The merger which formed the CIF was announced on August 22, 2014, after it had been rumored that the CPIFL and LSFL had been in discussions of a possible merger since July 31, 2014. The Gary Dawgs, originally announced as a charter member of the CIF, later delayed their entry into the league until 2016.
|Amarillo Venom||Amarillo, Texas||Amarillo Civic Center||2003||2014||Julian Reese|
|Dodge City Law||Dodge City, Kansas||United Wireless Arena||2013||2014||Sean Ponder|
|New Mexico Stars||Rio Rancho, New Mexico||Santa Ana Star Center||2011||2014||Dominic Bramante|
|Omaha Beef||Omaha, Nebraska||Ralston Arena||1999||2014||Cory Ross|
|Salina Bombers||Salina, Kansas||Bicentennial Center||2012||2014||Bob Ray|
|San Angelo Bandits||San Angelo, Texas||Foster Communications Coliseum||2012||2014||Joey Longoria|
|Sioux City Bandits||Sioux City, Iowa||Tyson Events Center||2000||2014||Erv Strohbeen|
|Texas Revolution||Allen, Texas||Allen Event Center||2000||2014||Wendell Davis|
|Wichita Force||Wichita, Kansas||Intrust Bank Arena||2014||2014||Paco Martinez|
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