|*Green Bay Bombers||14||10||4||0||673||508||.714|
|*Madison Mad Dogs||14||8||6||0||619||551||.571|
|Minnesota Purple Rage||14||5||9||0||545||572||.357|
|LaCrosse River Rats||14||2||12||0||429||719||.143|
|*Steel Valley Smash||14||9||5||0||481||490||.643|
|*Black Hills Machine||14||10||4||0||684||609||.714|
|Billings Thunder Bolts||14||8||6||0||763||691||.571|
|*Sioux City Attack||14||9||5||0||568||487||.643|
|Sioux Falls Cobras||14||8||6||0||566||506||.571|
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|Playoffs Round 1|
|14.07.2000||Madison Mad Dogs||34||Erie Invaders||22|
|15.07.2000||Lincoln Lightning||38||Sioux City Attack||53|
|15.07.2000||Black Hills Machine||68||Casper Cavalry||34|
|16.07.2000||Green Bay Bombers||64||Dayton Skyhawks||23|
|Playoffs Round 2|
|21.07.2000||Peoria Pirates||25||Madison Mad Dogs||13|
|22.07.2000||Topeka Kings||56||Black Hills Machine||45|
|22.07.2000||Steel Valley Smash||21||Green Bay Bombers||10|
|22.07.2000||Bismarck Blaze||30||Sioux City Attack||14|
|28.07.2000||Peoria Pirates||55||Steel Valley Smash||10|
|29.07.2000||Bismarck Bucks||51||Topeka Kings||27|
|IFL Gold Cup|
|04.08.2000||Peoria Pirates||69||Bismarck Blaze||42|
Peoria Pirates (Illinois) won the only IFL Gold Cup 69-42 against the Bismarck Blaze (North Dakota).
About the IFL (2000)
The Indoor Football lEague of 2000 was one of the first to take advantage of the case won by the Indoor Professional Football League against the Arena Football League, which had been ruled that the AFL copyright on Arena Football only referred to the rebound nets either side of the goalposts, and that the rest was Football in some form or other, that had already been in play for decades and therefore not subject to copyright.
It was replaced by the National Indoor Football League in 2001, in much the same markets.
About Indoor Football
Indoor Football, also known as Arena Football was developed in 1986 as an 8v8 form of Indoor American Football. After an initial few seasons where the game was developed with a 4 team league, a full seasons League with eventually over a dozen teams was developed in the 1990 which was considered by the Wall Street Journal to be a fifth major.
The Arena Football League over-expanded in the 2000s with a Minor League, and its importance (and number of teams) waned since it first experienced financial diffulties in 2009, and it ceased operations after the 2019 season due to the legacy debt incurred.
There is now, however, Indoor Football Leagues all over America, all of which would now be considered Minor League or Semi-Pro (AAA, AA, or even A)
Indoor Football is played on a 50-yard field with two 8-yard endzones, and teams have 5 downs (attempts) to reach the endzone or the ball is turned over. 3 of those downs must be passing plays, making Indoor Football highly explosive and high scoring.
 Football.com | Wayback Machine (2001) IFL Standings [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010305172920/http://football.com/arena/ifl/iflstandings.shtml/ [Accessed 12 February 2020]
 Football.com | Wayback Machine (2001) IFL Scores and Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010304213756/http://football.com/arena/ifl/iflscores.shtml/ [Accessed 12 February 2020]
Thanks to Alan Grey, Donie, Ian Breathnach, Mark Mahon.
About this document
Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the
Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive
Last Updated: 17 February 2020
(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020
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