On Wednesday, the Champions Indoor Football league announced that the Wyoming Mustangs have been approved to play an exhibition game against the Rapid City War Eagles on April 3rd. Saturday’s game will be an exhibition contest and will be an additional home game to Mustang’s 2021 schedule.
“Wyoming had a great debut last week when they had over 4,000 fans at their first-ever game,” said Director of League Operations, Todd Walkenhorst. “We had a scheduling conflict with Oklahoma that opened up that date on Wyoming’s schedule. As the Mustangs already had the arena in place, the CIF allowed Wyoming to schedule the extra game, with the game against Oklahoma moved to the following week. We have been stressing to our teams the need to be flexible this season with scheduling due to the ongoing pandemic. Our top goal remains safely providing entertainment to our fans and opportunities to our players on the field.”
The CIF board of directors also approved one extra exhibition game, based on league approval, for any other CIF member team that requests to schedule one.
“This season is different, as a league we have to embrace that and not fight it,” Walkenhorst said. “We know there is a fair possibility of losing games this season, so we will give our member teams any opportunity to produce more product this year for our fans and players. We are not like major leagues or big college teams, where we have a lot of flexibility with our venues if postponements arise. So, our approach is to be not just reactive, but proactive with the league this season.”
Wyoming opened the 2021 season with a 42-40 win over the Dallas prime last Saturday. The Mustangs and War Eagles will kick off at 7:00 PM MDT this Saturday. Wyoming is scheduled to open their league schedule on Saturday, April 10th, when they host Oklahoma.