2019 Indoor Football League season

Last updated
2019 IFL season
League Indoor Football League
Sport Indoor football
DurationFebruary 22 – July 13
Finals champions Sioux Falls Storm
  Runners-up Arizona Rattlers
IFL seasons

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.

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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. [1]

Offseason

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). [2] On October 5, the Bismarck Bucks of the CIF also announced their move to the IFL. [3]

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. [4] In November 2018, Choi also launched a second 2019 IFL expansion team called the San Diego Strike Force. [5]

Teams

TeamLocationArenaHead coach
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

Standings

2019 Indoor Football League
WLPCTPFPAGB
zArizona Rattlers 1401.000879510
yIowa Barnstormers 122.8577165222.0
xSioux Falls Storm 113.7867385893.0
xGreen Bay Blizzard 95.6435905215.0
xNebraska Danger 77.5007146567.0
xTucson Sugar Skulls 77.5007287057.0
Quad City Steamwheelers 68.4297096508.0
Bismarck Bucks 212.14347475112.0
Cedar Rapids River Kings 113.07141373013.0
San Diego Strike Force 113.07152485113.0

z – clinched regular season title

y – clinched playoff bye

x – clinched playoff spot

Last updated: 06/15/2019 [6]

Playoffs

 First Round Semifinals 2019 United Bowl
              
 6Tucson47 5Nebraska45 
 3Sioux Falls50 1Arizona62  
 (Pairings are reseeded after the first round)  3Sioux Falls56
   1Arizona53
 5Nebraska45 3Sioux Falls52  
 4Green Bay40 2Iowa50 

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