The Wichita Wild announced yesterday the the team will be playing in the Champions Professional Indoor Football League for the 2013 season. The CPIFL has been built to establish itself as the premier indoor football league in the Midwest. This new league allows Wichita the opportunity to kindle old rivalries with franchises in Tulsa, Kansas City, and Sioux City.
Blazek, General Manager of the Wichita Wild is very excited about the
opportunity to join the new league. "The CPIFL is a great fan friendly
league and for the first time in franchise history gives our fans the
opportunity to travel to most of our away games." The CPIFL will have
teams in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Iowa.
Morris Lolar looks to continue building the team not just on the field
but in the community as well. "We're happy to get a chance to play
closer to home. I feel this is a very sound move to help strengthen our
fan base, and allow local talent to be developed." Lolar finished the
2012 season at 9-7 leading the Wild deep into postseason play.
Wichita Wild organization was founded by owner Wink Hartman in 2007,
playing their first season as an independent team. In 2008, the Wild
joined the United Indoor Football league which would later merge with
the Intense Football League to create the Indoor Football League. In
just its sixth year in existence, the Wichita Wild has become the most
winning indoor football franchise in Wichita's history.
CPIFL has reunited many Midwest rivalries to indoor football that have
been split by other leagues. This move will create more regional
exposure for the Wild as they continue to build their fan base. The Wild
organization looks forward to showcasing all the action and excitement
of the CPIFL for football fans in Hartman arena next spring.