I am curious about both teams
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The UIFL-champion Commandos, the Marion Blue Racers and the Eastern Kentucky Drillers also joined the CIFL. Other teams are in Louisville, Ky., Port Huron, Mich., Evansville, Ind., Dayton, Ohio and Chicago. A team in Fort Wayne, Ind., will join in 2013.
Well if there is a Chicago and Fort Wayne team, that would mean that there are 11 teams in the league. Interesting to see Fort Wayne throwing themselves back in the rink. I wonder who's heading that team up?
Wonder if Bloomington is coming or not.[/quote]Geographically, it would make sense for Bloomington to join. Hell, why not add the Chicago Slaughter too?
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Other cities within geographic footprint that have arenas and do not have a team and have been mentioned before.
South Bend, In
-Brand New arena (KCAC on IUP Campus)similar to the EKY Drillers
-population is twice the size of Pikeville (EKY Dillers)
-Good Football area
The Indiana Univ of Pa (15,400 students) only averaged
2114 fans last yr. Even with the students getting in free
and with a winning season that is not strong support.
I don't think they'll pay $8-10 for an indoor game.
I've been there for BK game. With one end a stage, I
don't think it has enough area to fit an Indoor Football game.
I know if it was my money, it wouldn't go into Indiana, Pa.
http://www.iupathletics.com/custompages ... amcume.htm
Two cities with the same population aren't promised to draw the same number of fans to similar sporting events. To assume they will is extremely short-sighted on one's behalf.
Also been to the KCAC. I don't think the floor area is large enough to
fit a 200' X 90' playing surface for the Indoor Game.
Even if the lower portion seating recedes back, then the seating loss
lowers the potential for a profit.
Also an outside vendor manages the KCAC and takes all the refreshment
Here's another bummer. IUP has @ 15,400 students. They get into KCAC
free for Basketball. IUP ave for men's BK was 1091. Even if you ave 5%
of the school population @770 students that leaves 321 locals attending.
And that was the opening year for the KCAC.
Not a lot of local support for the only game in town.
Just can see anyone making money in a town with low sports support
and in what is sure to be a premium rental price for a new arena.
Just doesn't add up for me.