|2009 United Bowl|
|Date||August 15, 2009|
|Stadium||Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark|
|Location||Billings, Montana, U.S.|
|MVP||Billings QB Chris Dixon|
The 2009 United Bowl was the inaugural title game of the Indoor Football League (IFL). It was played on August 15, 2009, at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark in Billings, Montana. The top seed in the Intense Conference (Billings Outlaws) defeated the six-seed RiverCity Rage of the United Conference by a score of 71–62.
|x- Maryland Maniacs||10||4||.714|
|y- Rochester Raiders||9||5||.643|
|y- RiverCity Rage||8||6||.571|
|z- Omaha Beef||11||3||.786|
|y- Bloomington Extreme||10||4||.714|
|y- Wichita Wild||8||6||.571|
|Sioux Falls Storm||6||8||.429|
|Sioux City Bandits||4||10||.286|
|x- El Paso Generals||12||2||.857|
|y- Abilene Ruff Riders||8||6||.571|
|y- San Angelo Stampede Express||5||9||.357|
|Corpus Christi Hammerheads||5||9||.357|
|z- Billings Outlaws||12||2||.857|
|y- Fairbanks Grizzlies||7||7||.500|
|y- Colorado Ice||5||9||.357|
z=clinched top seed in conference, x=clinched division, y=clinched wild card spot
|Wild Card||Division Championships||Conference Championships||2009 United Bowl|
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