The new CPIFL will have between six and ten teams, including the Sioux City Bandits.
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The Sioux City Bandits announced last week that they will play in the Champions Professional Indoor Football League next season. The league is beginning to take shape.
The new commissioner, James Bain, was in Sioux City on Tuesday, laying out more details. The league will have at least six teams, but may have as many as ten.
The Bandits have averaged a new league about every two years, but with an outside commissioner over-seeing the operations, Sioux City feels like the CPIFL can be their home for a long time.
"We want to, as owners who invest money in operations like this, want to be the people that control the league, not one person who happens to own the league and a team," said Bandits owner Bob Scott.
"We are going to be very picky about ownership that comes into our league," said Bain. "We have the ability to say no to anybody that we think can't make it through a season. I think it's powerful to be able to say no to people that we just don't want to be associated with."
Other franchises who want to be in the league have until September 30th to apply.
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