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02/06/2018 4:00 PM -

Bloomington and West Michigan to Return In 2019

DES MOINES – The Indoor Football League (IFL) announced revisions to the 2018 IFL regular season schedule today. The league states that due to a legal matter involving the former league of the Bloomington Edge and the West Michigan Ironmen, those teams will be unable to participate in the IFL for the upcoming 2018 season. The IFL looks forward to welcoming both teams back to the league for the 2019 season.

The IFL and its member teams will proceed with a revised scheduled featuring six teams: the Arizona Rattlers, Cedar Rapids Titans, Green Bay Blizzard, Iowa Barnstormers, Nebraska Danger and the Sioux Falls Storm. Each IFL team will play a fourteen (14) game schedule over seventeen (17) weeks with the exception of the Green Bay Blizzard and Cedar Rapids Titans, who will play 15 games.

The revised schedule has caused several changes to the Iowa Barnstormers 2018 regular season schedule. The team will now kick off the season on the road against the Green Bay Blizzard on Sunday, February 25 with a 3:05 p.m. kickoff. Additional dates affected by the schedule change have the Barnstormers traveling to the Nebraska Danger on Friday, March 30 and a bye week during Week 9 of the season. Instead of hosting a home game, the Iowa Barnstormers will travel to Arizona on Sunday, May 20 and will then host the Green Bay Blizzard at home on Friday, May 25. A full updated schedule is available below.

All six teams will remain in the same division and the schedule revision will not change the 2018 playoff qualifications. The top four teams will qualify for the opening round of playoffs, which will be held during the weekend of June 22nd. The #1 seed will host the #4 seed and the #2 seed will host the #3 seed in the first round. The United Bowl will be hosted by the advancing team with the best record and will be played during the weekend of July 6th.

The upcoming 2018 season will be special for the IFL as it marks the league’s 10th season of play. The IFL enthusiastically celebrates ten seasons of indoor football tradition and affordable, family-fun entertainment. A commemorative 10th Anniversary logo will be incorporated into all league and team materials, including all official IFL game balls. The IFL’s 10th anniversary season officially kicks off on Friday, February 23rd when the Nebraska Danger host the Cedar Rapids Titans. Opening Weekend also features a rematch of the exciting 2017 United Bowl with the defending champion, Arizona Rattlers, taking on the Sioux Falls Storm.


Sunday, February 25 Iowa @ Green Bay Blizzard 3:05PM
Friday, March 2 BYE WEEK ----------
Saturday, March 10 Iowa vs. Arizona Rattlers 7:05PM
Sunday, March 18 Iowa vs. Sioux Falls Storm 3:05PM
Saturday, March 24 Iowa @ Cedar Rapids Titans 7:05PM
Friday, March 30 Iowa @ Nebraska Danger 7:00PM
Friday, April 6 BYE WEEK -----------
Saturday, April 14 Iowa vs. Nebraska Danger 7:05PM
Friday, April 20 BYE WEEK ----------
Saturday, April 28 Iowa vs. Green Bay Blizzard 7:05PM
Saturday, May 5 Iowa @ Sioux Falls Storm 7:05PM
Friday, May 11 Iowa vs. Cedar Rapids Titans 7:05PM
Sunday, May 20 Iowa @ Arizona Rattlers 5:05PM
Friday, May 25 Iowa vs. Green Bay Blizzard 7:05PM
Saturday, June 2 Iowa vs. Arizona Rattlers 7:05PM
Friday, June 8 Iowa @ Sioux Falls Storm 7:05PM
Saturday, June 16 Iowa vs. Cedar Rapids Titans 7:05PM

*All times are in CST



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