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Spokane Shock dancer hopefuls try out for open spots on Sunday

About 30 women showed up Sunday morning for the right to represent the Spokane Shock as dancers for the team’s first season since 2017. The final team will be announced later this week, with the home opener scheduled at the arena for the end of March.

WATCH: Guess Who’s Back?

The Spokane Shock are set to release their announcement of returning tomorrow, Nov. 1st, 2019. Today we caught up with the owner, Sam Adams as he filled us in on what to expect this upcoming year as the Shock join the IFL.

Life without arena football: Coaching job takes former Spokane Shock, Empire coach Adam Shackleford away from home base

When the Spokane Empire ceased operations after the 2017 season, head coach Adam Shackleford thought his 35-year streak of involvement in football was coming to an end. He had held nearly every title – player, assistant coach, personnel director, offensive coordinator, head coach – but he wondered if it was time to stay on the sideline with his family firmly settled in Spokane.

No more arena football in Spokane?

The Spokane Empire is out of business for the 2018 season and probably for good unless a local owner or ownership group steps forward. Seattle-based majority owner Nader Naini said the decision to sack the 2018 season was made for financial reasons. I LOVE football, but have to say I wasn't a fan of arena ball. Been to an arena game? CH

Spokane Empire to cease operations

The Spokane Empire is out of business for the 2018 season and probably for good unless a local owner or ownership group steps forward.

Spokane Empire players named to All-IFL team

Spokane Empire defensive lineman John Griggs was named to the first team All-IFL team, while defensive back John Hardy-Tuliau was named to the second team, the Indoor Football League announced on Wednesday.