Champions Indoor Football
Current season, competition or edition:|
31px 2015 Champions Indoor Football season
|No. of teams||8|
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 Gary Dawgs, originally announced as a charter member of the CIF, rebranded as the Illiana Eagles after a change in ownership and delayed their entry into the league until 2016. On February 21, 2015, the new owners of the New Mexico Stars announced that the team would not enter the league as planned after head coach Dominic Bramante resigned two weeks before the scheduled start of training camp. On March 3, the Albuquerque-based Duke City Gladiators announced they were joining the CIF for the 2015 season and would play an abbreviated 11-game schedule as a partial replacement for the New Mexico Stars.
|Amarillo Venom||Amarillo, Texas||Amarillo Civic Center||2003||2014||Julian Reese|
|Dodge City Law||Dodge City, Kansas||United Wireless Arena||2013||2014||Sean Ponder|
|Duke City Gladiators||Albuquerque, New Mexico||Tingley Coliseum||2015||2015||Dominic Bramante|
|Omaha Beef||Ralston, Nebraska||Ralston Arena||1999||2014||Cory Ross|
|San Angelo Bandits||San Angelo, Texas||Foster Communications Coliseum||2012||2014||Wendell Davis|
|Sioux City Bandits||Sioux City, Iowa||Tyson Events Center||2000||2014||Erv Strohbeen|
|Texas Revolution||Allen, Texas||Allen Event Center||2000||2014||Devin Wyman|
|Wichita Force||Wichita, Kansas||Intrust Bank Arena||2014||2014||Paco Martinez|
|Salina Bombers||Salina, Kansas||Bicentennial Center||2014||2015||Bob Ray|
|2015 Champions Indoor Football|
|x-Sioux City Bandits||8||3||.727||644||484|
|Dodge City Law||7||4||.636||583||525|
|Duke City Gladiators||4||4||.500||401||389|
|San Angelo Bandits||1||9||.100||379||562|
x = clinched playoffs, y = clinched home playoffs, z = clinched top seed
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