Champions Indoor Football

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Champions Indoor Football
Current season, competition or edition:
2015 Champions Indoor Football season
Champions Indoor Football 2015 Logo.png
Sport Indoor football
Founded 2014
CEO Darlene Jones
Inaugural season 2015
No. of teams 9
Country United States
Founder Ricky Bertz
Stephanie Tucker
Darlene Jones
Official website

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.[1]


Formation of the league[edit]

The merger which formed the CIF was announced on August 22, 2014,[2] after it had been rumored that the CPIFL and LSFL had been in discussions of a possible merger since July 31, 2014.[3] The Gary Dawgs, originally announced as a charter member of the CIF, later delayed their entry into the league until 2016.[4]



  1. ^ Krieger, Dan (September 22, 2014). "Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report". Our Sports Central. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ Ewing, Shane (August 22, 2014). "CPIFL and LSFL merger creates league called "Champions Indoor Football"". Wichita, KS: KAKE. Retrieved August 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Two indoor football leagues talk merger". San Angelo Standard-Times (San Angelo, TX: Scripps Media, Inc). July 31, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ Hamnik, Al (October 14, 2014). "Northwest Indiana's CIFL Dawgs to sit out the 2015 season". The Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster, IN: Lee Enterprises). Retrieved November 26, 2014. 

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