The Columbus Lions announced Wednesday the formation of the Professional Indoor Football League after the Southern Indoor Football League disbanded.
The Lions are of charter members of the PIFL, along with SIFL rivals Albany Panthers, Alabama Hammers (Huntsville) and Louisiana Swashbucklers (Lake Charles).
Also joining the league are the Richmond Raiders and Knoxville Nighthawks.
Several teams from the SIFL’s Southwest Division broke off to form the Lone Star Football League in Texas, whose champion might play the PIFL winner, according to the Lions’ news release.
Lions managing partner John Hargrove said in the release that the formation of the PIFL “will provide opportunities for the Lions to work with very solid and experienced ownership groups in a geographically friendly neighborhood.”
Lions part owner Rick Jacobson, the vice president of sales and marketing, said the PIFL will reduce the team’s travel costs it had in the SIFL.
“This travel challenge plus the current challenges of our national economy brought six very solid teams and experienced ownership groups together,” Jacobson said in the release. “In addition to undergoing less travel, PIFL teams plan to share best business practices which have evolved from their years of experience.”
"Minor league pro football is a weird universe filled with bounced checks, unpaid bills, empty promises, out-right lies, empty arenas, endless women, endless booze, occasionally drugs, endless trips on rented buses to towns on the outskirts of the Big Time and, for one night a week, a football game." -- Bill Shea
Administrator: #LFL-US Pacific Cup: Seattle Mist 27, Los Angeles Temptation 25 (FINAL) #IndoorScores
Dec 7, 2013 2:03:30 GMT -5
Banana Cat: This board was revised and updated on 7 December in preparation for the 2014 season. If you have any suggestions, let me know.
Dec 7, 2013 6:38:21 GMT -5
Banana Cat: LFL-AU kicks off inaugural season; New South Wales Surge 44, Queensland Brigade 6 (FINAL)
Dec 7, 2013 7:47:46 GMT -5
Banana Cat: LFL-AU: Victoria Maidens 32, Western Australia Angels 26 (FINAL)
Dec 14, 2013 21:58:09 GMT -5
Banana Cat: Seattle Seahawks vs Denver Broncos for the Super Bowl. Who will win?
Jan 22, 2014 22:00:38 GMT -5
CF4L: Grand Island is up 13-0 early on over Lincoln
Feb 10, 2014 20:24:08 GMT -5
CF4L: 19-0 GI after a quarter.
Feb 10, 2014 20:38:55 GMT -5
Banana Cat: Did you go to the game CF4L?
Feb 17, 2014 11:34:51 GMT -5
danger10: Watching first night of IFL Regular season lets go Danger!
Feb 21, 2014 21:21:56 GMT -5
BNDC: Football bandits.
Mar 2, 2014 17:26:50 GMT -5
dubyaessoh: Sure is quiet in here this year!
Mar 14, 2014 19:15:50 GMT -5
halaroo: Does anyone know where I can watch away games for the AIF online?
Mar 22, 2014 9:53:41 GMT -5
Doom: this shoutbox at the bottom noone really sees it is prolly why its always quiet
Apr 12, 2014 19:11:41 GMT -5
Banana Cat: Everyone's on the facebook group now too, which makes it even more quiet. This shoutbox was quiet when it was at the top this past year, so maybe I should just shut it down.
Apr 14, 2014 20:55:38 GMT -5
Bring Back CFL to KC: so what are the guess about chances for indoor football back in kc
Sept 8, 2014 20:19:30 GMT -5