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  #21   IP: 74.134.54.67
Old 08-01-2006, 02:18 PM
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Danville has currently has a CICL baseball team (college summer league) that averages about 1200 a game and there are 2 College Club Hockey teams that play there Purdue (campus 45 mins away) and Eastern Illinois University (campus 1.25 hours away) Purdue draws about 150 a game and EIU draws about 300-400 a game. I know EIU has a Danville person as G.M. of their Hockey Club who has been out trying to build a bigger fan base we will see if he knows what he is doing. Danville formerly had a Junior A hockey team and averaged appprox. 600 per game give or take.
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  #22   IP: 4.159.172.253
Old 08-01-2006, 02:24 PM
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It seems mr haines is trying to sell a team in Mobile , asking price 75k al,,,,,,isnt that where fourcade and the new a2 team was to be before Rita hit the gulf coast
No, you're thinking Biloxi. Mobile was where the af2's Wizards used to play (only af2 team never to have won a single game). Biloxi was where Fourcade was going to get the Headhunters before Katrina hit the GS.

I do hope Biloxi gets an expansion af2 team as soon as the MCC is fixed up. (hopefully 200
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Old 08-01-2006, 04:00 PM
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Mobile has had abysmal luck with indoor football...the af2 team aside, they had the IPFL/NIFL Seagulls that just didn't work out.

Fourcade was involved with the 2001 NIFL Mobile Seagulls until (I think) he punched the owner out during a game. He finished that year with the Louisiana Bayou Beast.

I'm sure he doesn't have fond memories of the NIFL (indoor football, maybe so as he did win a title in the IPFL in Biloxi in 2000, I think).
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:44 PM
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Danville is getting a big brother. Springfield, Illinois will announce Aug. 15th that they will join the AIFL.
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:40 AM
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I thought they were joining the UIF?
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Old 08-07-2006, 09:23 AM
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The Springfield team? The Stallions? If so, I think they will be folded mid season, they cant operate in a league like this (most teams cant operate in this league). They aren't joining the UIF, you have to have money to join that league.
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:11 PM
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UIF has had Springfield mentioned many a time. Might not be the Stallions but tis just seems like an AIFL slap dash job to make Danville be not as much of a loner in Ill.
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:40 PM
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This sounds more like insider/ behind-the-scenes politics to me. More often than not, one league will set up a team in a market...say, Springfield? regaurdless of whether or not the team survives a single season, if only for the sole purpose of shutting out any other leagues from that market. The problem with that strategy is, it has the potential of ruining that market for many years to come!
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:48 PM
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Precisely. There are issues in Danville and Springfield that they will have to overcome in order to be successful. Joining the right league would be the first step down that path.
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Old 08-07-2006, 03:21 PM
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Default And the AIFL ain't the right league !

Springfield still has no venue, unless someonebody's gonna convert one of the opera houses in Branson
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