The Sioux Falls Storm are expected to announce at a press conference on Wednesday that the team will be taking its talents to Champions Indoor Football (CIF) for the 2018 season.
The Storm were formally in the Indoor Football League (IFL) where they were the absolute top dogs of the league.
Sioux Falls had won six United Bowl Championship games prior to losing to the Arizona Rattlers 50-41 in 2017.
The Storm hadn’t suffered a season with more than three losses in the entire decade, and now they will take their success to a new foundation.
Sioux Falls Storm will leave IFL for CIF
The Storm’s move will give the CIF a 15th team, as soon as the Wichita Falls Nighthawks announce that they to will be moving to the CIF.
As for the IFL, the league is down to five teams and currently is sitting in a shell of its former self.
It appears the league doesn’t want to merge with the CIF – a move that indoor fans have been clamoring about for what seems like as long as time.
Nonetheless, here we are.
The time for the press conference has not yet been announced, but is expected to happen on Wednesday.
With the off-season moves in full swing, look out for more news and stay updated by following LWOS’ Indoor Football team on Twitter.
Here is the outlook for the 20, “Midwest” indoor football teams for next season.
Current Champions Indoor Football teams for 2018
Duke City Gladiators
Kansas City Phantoms
Quad City Steamwheelers
Sioux City Bandits
Sioux Falls Storm
Wichita Falls Nighthawks
Current Indoor Football League teams for 2018
Cedar Rapids Titans
Green Bay Blizzard
Main photo credit: Connor Ferguson, Last Word On Sports.