United Indoor Football 2005-2008

United Indoor Football Logo [Reference: 3]

UIF 2005

West Division
*Sioux City Bandits181530
*Sioux Falls Storm191180
Omaha Beef16970
East Division
*Fort Wayne Freedom171430
*Lexington Horsemen171250
Evansville Bluecats16790
Ohio Valley Greyhounds166100
Central Division
*Rock River Raptors177100
Peoria Rough Riders15690
United Indoor Football Standings 2005 [Reference: 1]

UIF 2006

*Lexington Horsemen171430888631.824
*Evansville BlueCats17890644638.471
Fort Wayne Freedom154110503648.267
Ohio Valley Greyhounds15690625629.400
*Rock River Raptors171250740702.706
*Bloomington Extreme155100572672.333
Peoria Roughriders150150416847.000
*Sioux Falls Storm1717007884741.000
*Omaha Beef16880609535.500
*Sioux City Bandits166100541550.375
United Indoor Football Standings 2006 [Reference: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Playoffs Round 1
15.07.2006Rock River Raptors37Sioux City Bandits33
15.07.2006Omaha Beef15Evansville BlueCats37
Playoffs Round 2
22.07.2006Lexington Horsemen47Rock River Raptors34
23.07.2006Sioux Falls Storm32Evansville BlueCats26
United Bowl
29.07.2006Sioux Falls Storm72Lexington Horsemen64
United Indoor Football Playoffs 2006 [Reference: 2]


Sioux Falls Storm began their Bowl Appearance streak with appearances in the 2005 and 2006 United Bowls, where they beat Lexington Horsemen 72-64 (2006). The streak has continued until 2019 (inclusive) in the Indoor Football League (see: https://eirball.ie/2020/02/17/indoor-football-league-2009-2012/ and https://eirball.ie/2020/02/17/indoor-football-league-2013-present/ )

About UIF

United Indoor Football was an Indoor American Football League that operated in the Midwest from 20005-2008, before merging with the Intense Football League (Texas) to form the Indoor Football League, which became the Premier AAA Indoor American Football League west of the Mississippi.

About Arena / 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.

The main difference between Arena Football & Indoor Football is the rebound nets either side of the goalposts in Arena Football, which is the only part of the original patent given to the Arena Football League in 1989, that a subsequent ruling in 1998 ruled was copyright, the rest being Football already in other leagues.


Internet Archive

[1] United Indoor Football | Wayback Machine (2005) Home [Internet] Available from:https://web.archive.org/web/20051104091450/http://unitedindoorfootball.com/ [Accessed 18 February 2020]

[2] United Indoor Football | Wayback Machine (2005) Official Scorebook [Standings and Schedules] [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20090406005601/http://www.qkstats.net/UIF/2006stats/uifindex.htm [Accessed 18 February 2020]


[3] Wikipedia (2020) United Indoor Football Logo [Internet] Available from: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/74/United_Indoor_Football.png [Accessed 19 February 2020]


Thanks to Bart Barden

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 19 February 2020

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