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CIFL Welcomes 2 Kentucky Teams

July 23, 2012 - Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) News Release

SAGINAW, MI - The CIFL is proud to welcome the additions of the Kentucky Xtreme and the Kentucky Drillers for the 2013 season.

The Xtreme will be based out of the Louisville area and will play their home contest inside the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center's Freedom Hall. Xtreme_125x94.jpg

"The city of Louisville and Xtreme are very excited to bring indoor football back to the Louisville area," said Xtreme owner Victor Cole. The Xtreme tested the waters of the indoor game this past season playing two exhibition games against 2012 CIFL teams, the Evansville Rage & Indianapolis Enforcers. The Louisville area is no stranger to the indoor game, having hosted an AF2 team (Louisville Fire) from 2001 to 2007.

On the east side of the state the Kentucky Drillers will call the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville home.

"The move to the CIFL made logistical sense for us," said Drillers owner Rick Kranz. "We now have the majority of our opponents within six hours of our home field."

In anticipation of the upcoming season, Kranz also said, "We are excited about starting fresh in a new league and playing against competitive teams. We look forward to playing teams like Marion and Saginaw again. Our fans should be excited that we will be playing against quality opponents." The Drillers, heading into their third consecutive season, squared off against the Saginaw Sting in their league championship game back in 2011.

Both the Drillers of Pikeville and the Xtreme of Louisville will begin their CIFL seasons in February 2013.

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