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Spokane Shock: Indoor Football League at a glance

The Spokane Shock announced a switch to the Indoor Football League on Tuesday, ending a six-year run in the Arena Football League. The IFL fielded 10 teams in 2015, with the Sioux Falls Storm winning their fifth consecutive title after an undefeated season. The IFL, a more regional league than the coast-to-coast AFL, features teams from Kennewick out to Green Bay, Wisconsin and down to Wichita Falls, Texas.

Here’s a quick look at the current members – and how the Shock compare – in Spokane’s new indoor football league:

United Conference

Sioux Falls Storm (2015: 14-0, won United Bowl)

Founded: 2000; Joined IFL: 2009

City: Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Population in 2010: 153,888)

Arena: Denny Sanford Premier Center (Indoor football capacity: 10,687)

Cedar Rapids Titans (9-5, lost United Conference final)

Founded: 2012; Joined IFL: 2012

City: Cedar Rapids, Iowa (126,326)

Arena: U.S. Cellular Center (6,900)

Green Bay Blizzard (6-8)

Founded: 2003; Joined IFL: 2010

City: Green Bay, Wisconsin (104,057)

Arena: Resch Center (8,600)

Iowa Barnstormers (6-8)

Founded: 1995; Joined IFL: 2015

City: Des Moines, Iowa (203,433)

Arena: Wells Fargo Arena (15,181)

Minnesota Axemen (2-12)

Founded: 2014; Joined IFL: 2014

City: Bemidji, Minnesota (13,431)

Arena: Sanford Center (4,700)

Note: Played as Bemidji Axemen in 2015

Intense Conference

Nebraska Danger (10-4, lost United Bowl)

Founded: 2011; Joined IFL: 2011

City: Grand Island, Nebraska (48,520)

Arena: Eihusen Arena (6,000)

Tri-Cities Fever (8-6, lost Intense Conference final)

Founded: 2005; Joined IFL: 2010

City: Kennewick (73,917)

Arena: Toyota Center (6,000)

Colorado Crush (6-8)

Founded: 2007; Joined IFL: 2009

City: Fort Collins, Colorado (143,986)

Arena: Budweiser Events Center (5,289)

Note: Played as Colorado Ice in 2015

Billings Wolves (5-9)

Founded: 2015; Joined IFL: 2015

City: Billings (104,170)

Arena: Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark (7,000)

Wichita Falls Nighthawks (2-12)

Founded: 2013; Joined IFL: 2015

City: Wichita Falls, Texas (104,553)

Arena: Yeager Coliseum (7,380)

Spokane Shock

Founded: 2006; Joins IFL: 2016

City: Spokane (208,916)

Arena: Veterans Memorial Arena (10,771)

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