Indoor football is one of the most exciting brands of football, played in an arena on a more narrow, shorter field of play including dasher boards. Players will often crash into the walls bringing out ooh’s and ahh’s by the crowd.
Indoor football is often characterized by high scoring games with lots of action and quick scoring. A game can seem to be “out of reach,” but, in just a matter of seconds the other team can score twice cutting the lead, or, even, taking the league.
Indoor football is a somewhat different style than arena football. Particularly:
The main difference in Indoor Football is that they do not use the rebound nets, just goalposts, and they have a more balanced offense which features a more predominant running game. Since indoor teams don’t use the rebound nets, they are able to play in facilities that have a much lower ceiling than AFL teams require.
In the Dallas area, we only have indoor football teams.
First, members of the Indoor Football League, the largest indoor league, is the Texas Revolution in Allen, TX. The Revolution, in its first year, is a franchise that descends from the Allen Wranglers of the previous two seasons, the Arkansas Diamonds and the Arkansas Twisters. The Diamonds franchise, which descended from the Twisters, moved operations to Allen in 2011 changing the name to the Allen Wranglers.
Next, the DFW Texans are in their second year as a franchise playing in the National Indoor Football Alliance. The Texans won that league in its first ever year in existence and in the league. The Texans were formed from the Southlake Pirates and the Texas Krush, formerly of the Independent Indoor Football Alliance.
The third indoor team in the DFW area is the North Texas Crunch. The Crunch was the charter member of the Independent Indoor Football Alliance and will, in 2013, play in the American Professional Football League.