|2019 IFL season|
|League||Indoor Football League|
|Duration||February 22 – July 13|
|Finals champions||Sioux Falls Storm|
The 2019 Indoor Football League season was the eleventh of the Indoor Football League (IFL). The league played this season with ten teams, up from six the previous season, by adding two expansion teams and two teams from Champions Indoor Football.
The top six teams made the IFL playoffs, with the first round consisting of the top two seeds earning byes, the third seed hosting the sixth seed, and the fourth hosting the fifth seed. In the semifinals, the top seed hosted the lower remaining seed and the second hosting the higher-seeded winner from the first round. The semifinal winners met in the 2019 United Bowl on the weekend of July 13.
In August 2018, the IFL announced the first 2019 expansion team, the Tucson Sugar Skulls, owned by Arizona Rattlers' head coach Kevin Guy. On September 7, the IFL announced the Quad City Steamwheelers had joined the league from Champions Indoor Football (CIF).On October 5, the Bismarck Bucks of the CIF also announced their move to the IFL.
During the previous season, the Cedar Rapids Titans were sold to Roy Choi and the team was rebranded as Cedar Rapids River Kings for the 2019 season.In November 2018, Choi also launched a second 2019 IFL expansion team called the San Diego Strike Force.
|Arizona Rattlers||Phoenix, Arizona||Talking Stick Resort Arena||Kevin Guy|
|Bismarck Bucks||Bismarck, North Dakota||Bismarck Event Center||Rod Miller|
|Cedar Rapids River Kings||Cedar Rapids, Iowa||U.S. Cellular Center||Mark Stoute|
|Green Bay Blizzard||Green Bay, Wisconsin||Resch Center||Corey Roberson|
|Iowa Barnstormers||Des Moines, Iowa||Wells Fargo Arena||Dixie Wooten|
|Nebraska Danger||Grand Island, Nebraska||Eihusen Arena||Pig Brown|
|Quad City Steamwheelers||Moline, Illinois||TaxSlayer Center||Cory Ross|
|San Diego Strike Force||San Diego, California||Pechanga Arena||Burt Grossman|
|Sioux Falls Storm||Sioux Falls, South Dakota||Denny Sanford Premier Center||Kurtiss Riggs|
|Tucson Sugar Skulls||Tucson, Arizona||Tucson Convention Center||Marcus Coleman|
|2019 Indoor Football League|
|x–Sioux Falls Storm||11||3||.786||738||589||3.0|
|x–Green Bay Blizzard||9||5||.643||590||521||5.0|
|x–Tucson Sugar Skulls||7||7||.500||728||705||7.0|
|Quad City Steamwheelers||6||8||.429||709||650||8.0|
|Cedar Rapids River Kings||1||13||.071||413||730||13.0|
|San Diego Strike Force||1||13||.071||524||851||13.0|
z – clinched regular season title
y – clinched playoff bye
x – clinched playoff spot
Last updated: 06/15/2019
|First Round||Semifinals||2019 United Bowl|
|(Pairings are reseeded after the first round)||3||Sioux Falls||56|
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