The CIFL is proud to welcome the additions of the Kentucky Xtreme and the Kentucky Drillers for the 2013 season.
Xtreme will be based out of the Louisville area and will play their
home contest inside the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center's Freedom
city of Louisville and Xtreme are very excited to bring indoor football
back to the Louisville area," said Xtreme owner Victor Cole. The Xtreme
tested the waters of the indoor game this past season playing two
exhibition games against 2012 CIFL teams, the Evansville Rage &
Indianapolis Enforcers. The Louisville area is no stranger to the indoor
game, having hosted an AF2 team (Louisville Fire) from 2001 to 2007.
On the east side of the state the Kentucky Drillers will call the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville home.
move to the CIFL made logistical sense for us," said Drillers owner
Rick Kranz. "We now have the majority of our opponents within six hours
of our home field."
anticipation of the upcoming season, Kranz also said, "We are excited
about starting fresh in a new league and playing against competitive
teams. We look forward to playing teams like Marion and Saginaw again.
Our fans should be excited that we will be playing against quality
opponents." The Drillers, heading into their third consecutive season,
squared off against the Saginaw Sting in their league championship game
back in 2011.
Both the Drillers of Pikeville and the Xtreme of Louisville will begin their CIFL seasons in February 2013.