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SIOUX FALLS, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm are pleased to be joining the Champions Indoor Football (CIF) League for the 2018 season.  The CIF will have 15 teams for the 2018 season with the addition of the Storm. The Storm will rekindle several former UIF rivalries, specifically the historic sports rivalry between Sioux Falls and Sioux City. Old rivalries with the Omaha Beef, Bloomington Edge, and Texas Revolution will also be re-established. Wichita Falls is also expected to announce the move to CIF. Wichita Falls most recently snapped Sioux Falls 67 home game winning streak this past season.

Storm Owner Todd Tryon made the announcement today through a press conference.  “Sometimes you need to take a big step back and remove yourself from all the noise to get a clear look at what’s going on. Once we were able to do this, it was a pretty easy choice what direction to go. It’s tough leaving a league we’ve been a part of for so many years but on the other hand the responsible thing for me to do as the leader of our franchise was to move us to a league that offers a little more security, some historic built in rivalries and even more important a league with a vision and a focus to be financially responsible.”

The Champions Indoor Football will begin its fourth season of play in the spring 2018, and was created in 2014 from a merger between the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) and Lone Star Football League (LSFL), plus one team from the Indoor Football League and two expansion teams. The Storm will compete in the Northern Division with Bismarck, Sioux City, Omaha, Bloomington, West Michigan, Kansas City, Quad Cities.

Tickets for the Sioux Falls Storm 2018 season are expected to go on sale September 6.

About the Sioux Falls Storm:

The Storm joined the original Indoor Football League as an expansion team in 1999 as the Sioux Falls Cobras and first took the field for the 2000 season. They are currently members of the Champions Indoor Football (CIF); prior to that, the Storm was in the Indoor Football League (IFL) and the United Indoor Football (UIF), where they won 10 championships, six consecutive championships while in the IFL and all four of the UIF's championship games.

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