The Champion Indoor Football League is coming to Bismarck with an exciting new team for the 2017 season.

A press conference was held on Wednesday, September 28th to introduce the new league to Bismarck and some of its key members.

The CIF league is the largest indoor football field league in the United States. You may have heard of teams like the Sioux City Bandits or the Omaha Beef. Additional teams will be added to the following cities in 2017:

  • Bismarck
  • Kansas City
  • St. Louis
  • Western Michigan

Paul Sjurseth, who you see in the video above, is the Ownership Representative. He is originally from Valley City but currently lives in Fargo. Richard Davis will be the head coach of the Bismarck team. He has over 23 years of coaching experience including time with NFL Europe, the Canadian Football League and Arena Football League. His current head coach record stands at 53-38.

Start following the Bismarck team now on Facebook and Twitter. We can't wait to see this league in action!