The Sioux Falls Storm officially left the Indoor Football League (IFL) – their home for the last 17 seasons – on August 30 to join Champions Indoor Football (CIF).
Nearly a month later on the dot, it seems as though the Storm might be making a move back.
Sioux Falls Storm website suggests move back to IFL
Tuesday, a screenshot of the team’s website features a logo lineup of the IFL that includes the Storm.
The Sioux Falls Storm website now features a slate of 8 teams in the Indoor Football League.
They moved to the CIF a month ago. (Wow!) pic.twitter.com/NEAS82Pxw7
The Storm had won six IFL championships in a row before losing to the Arizona Rattlers in the 2017 United Bowl back in July.
Sioux Falls’ move to the CIF in August left the IFL with five teams at the time: the Arizona Rattlers, Cedar Rapids Titans, Green Bay Blizzard, Iowa Barnstormers, and Nebraska Danger.
Since then, the IFL has added two former CIF teams in the Bloomington Edge and Western Michigan Ironmen, bringing the total number of teams to seven.
Now, as league meetings are concluding in Las Vegas, NV teams it appears the total is being raised to eight clubs.
Who’s to say it will end there?
This offseason of indoor football has brought a variety of unexpected news that has shocked some fans a plentiful amount of times.
With a few National Arena League (NAL) teams leaving for what seems to be an up-and-coming American Arena League (AAL), it was already hectic enough.
Put on top of that, that the IFL and CIF were at one point in talks of a merger between the two leagues and teams have been flip flopping (quite literally) from one league to another; that’s just icing on the cake.