August 1, 2008 - Indoor Football League (IFL)
In a historic move that will bring both credibility and stability to indoor football, two of the sport's most stable business organizations will combine strengths and resources beginning in 2009.
The United Indoor Football League and the Intense Football League announced their plans to merge, creating a partnership that will insure the long-term growth of the sport.
Both leagues will have concluded their fourth season of play and will stage a joint championship on Saturday August 2 when the Sioux Falls Storm hosts the Louisiana Swashbucklers in the National Indoor Bowl Championship game. The new alliance will be simply called the Indoor Football League.
Many details of the new league such as conference and divisional alignments, final
expansion for the 2009 season, a hybrid of the two leagues playing rules, etc. will
be decided at the first-ever league meetings hosted in Omaha, Nebraska in