The Champions Indoor Football league (CIF) is the largest indoor football league in the country. The league formed in 2014 when the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) and the Lone Star Football League (LSFL) decided to join forces. The new CIF league quickly became the home to 12 teams throughout the midwest and southern part of the United States. Some of indoor football’s most well-known teams are part of the CIF, including the Sioux City Bandits, the Omaha Beef and the Amarillo Venom.
The CIF continues to grow rapidly. During the 2017 season, three additional teams will claim a spot in the league: Kansas City, Western Michigan and Bismarck. This four city expansion will grow the CIF to a 14 team organization.
CIF teams start training camp every year on February 1. The two week training camps then lead into the CIF regular season which runs from February through June. The season wraps up at the CIF Champions Bowl. Last year, the Wichita Force took home the crown with a thrilling 48-45 win over the Amarillo Venom.
Randy Sanders is the commissioner of the CIF. He handles all league responsibilities and is also the owner of the Centex Calvalry in Belton, Texas.