IFL Issues Statement on Minnesota Axemen

IFL Issues Statement on Minnesota Axemen

The Indoor Football League (IFL) announced today that the membership of the Minnesota (Bemidji) Axemen has been terminated.  Effective immediately, the team will no longer participate during the upcoming 2016 IFL season.

"The League has taken this proactive measure as a result of the Axemen organization failing to achieve operational standards and league commitments that are required of IFL member teams," stated IFL Commissioner Michael Allshouse.  "This is an unfortunate, but necessary action that needed to be made to ensure the health and well being of the IFL moving forward into the 2016 season and beyond."

Fans that have purchased tickets for the Axemen's 2016 season are encouraged to contact the team office to receive a refund; (218) 444-8217, info@minnesotaaxemen.com.

The IFL and its member teams will proceed with a revised 2016 schedule featuring 11 teams. The 19-Week, 88-game schedule kicks off on Friday, February 19th and concludes on Saturday, June 25th.

After observing a league-wide bye week at the conclusion of the season during the Fourth of July weekend (July 1st-3rd), postseason play will begin the weekend of July 8th and culminate in the United Bowl championship during the weekend of July 22nd.

Please see below for updated conference alignments as well as the revised 2016 IFL schedule.

The conference alignments are as follows:

United Conference

Cedar Rapids Titans

Green Bay Blizzard

Iowa Barnstormers

Minnesota Havok

Sioux Falls Storm

 

Intense Conference

Billings Wolves

Colorado Crush

Nebraska Danger

Spokane 

Tri-Cities Fever

Wichita Falls Nighthawks

 

2016 INDOOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE SCHEDULE

 

Week 1

Saturday, February 20

Spokane at Tri-Cities Fever (7:05 PM PT)

Sioux Falls Storm at Billings Wolves (7:05 PM MT)

Iowa Barnstormers at Colorado Crush (7:00 PM MT)

Minnesota Havok at Cedar Rapids Titans (7:05 PM CT)

 

Week 2

Friday, February 26

Green Bay Blizzard at Iowa Barnstormers (7:05 PM CT)

Minnesota Havok at Sioux Falls Storm (7:05 PM CT)

Saturday, February 27

Cedar Rapids Titans at Nebraska Danger (7:05 PM CT)

Wichita Falls Nighthawks at Spokane (7:00 PM PT)

Sunday, February 28

Billings Wolves at Colorado Crush (3:00 PM MT

 

Week 3

Friday, March 4

Colorado Crush at Wichita Falls Nighthawks (7:05 PM CT)

Sioux Falls Storm at Cedar Rapids Titans (7:05 PM CT)

Saturday, March 5

Billings Wolves at Tri-Cities Fever (7:05 PM PT)

Sunday, March 6

Nebraska Danger at Green Bay Blizzard (3:05 PM CT)

 

Week 4

Friday, March 11

Cedar Rapids Titans at Tri-Cities Fever (7:05 PM PT)

Iowa Barnstormers at Wichita Falls Nighthawks (7:05 PM CT)

Saturday, March 12

Spokane at Billings Wolves (7:05 PM MT)

Minnesota Havok at Nebraska Danger (7:05 PM CT)

 

Week 5

Friday, March 18

Minnesota Havok at Green Bay Blizzard (7:05 PM CT)

Sunday, March 20

Sioux Falls Storm at Colorado Crush (3:00 PM MT)

 

Week 6

Friday, March 25

Wichita Falls Nighthawks at Nebraska Danger (7:05 PM CT)

Saturday, March 26

Tri-Cities Fever at Billings Wolves (7:05 PM MT)

Iowa Barnstormers at Cedar Rapids Titans (7:05 PM CT)

Spokane at Minnesota Havok (7:00 PM CT)

 

Week 7

Friday, April 1

Iowa Barnstormers at Spokane (7:00 PM PT)

Colorado Crush at Tri-Cities Fever (7:05 PM PT)

Saturday, April 2

Billings Wolves at Nebraska Danger (7:05 PM CT)

Green Bay Blizzard at Cedar Rapids Titans (7:05 PM CT)

Sioux Falls Storm at Minnesota Havok (7:00 PM CT)

 

Week 8

Saturday, April 9

Colorado Crush at Spokane (7:00 PM PT)

Tri-Cities Fever at Wichita Falls Nighthawks (7:05 PM CT)

Nebraska Danger at Iowa Barnstormers (7:05 PM CT)

Cedar Rapids Titans at Sioux Falls Storm (7:05 PM CT)

Sunday, April 10

Green Bay Blizzard at Minnesota Havok (2:00 PM CT)

 

Week 9

Friday, April 15

Tri-Cities Fever at Colorado Crush (7:30 PM MT)

Billings Wolves at Green Bay Blizzard (7:05 PM CT)

Saturday, April 16

Nebraska Danger at Cedar Rapids Titans (7:05 PM CT)

Minnesota Havok at Iowa Barnstormers (7:05 PM CT)

Wichita Falls Nighthawks at Sioux Falls Storm (7:05 PM CT)

 

Week 10

Friday. April 22

Cedar Rapids Titans at Wichita Falls Nighthawks (7:05 PM CT)

Saturday April 23

Sioux Falls Storm at Nebraska Danger (7:05 PM CT)

Spokane at Tri-Cities Fever (7:05 PM PT)

 Sunday, April 24

Colorado Crush at Billings Wolves (3:00 PM MT)

Iowa Barnstormers at Green Bay Blizzard (3:05 PM CT)

 

Week 11

Friday, April 29

Wichita Falls Nighthawks at Colorado Crush (7:30 PM MT)

Green Bay Blizzard at Nebraska Danger (7:05 PM CT)

Tri-Cities Fever at Spokane (7:00 PM PT)

Saturday, April 30

Minnesota Havok at Billings Wolves (7:05 PM MT)

Iowa Barnstormers at Sioux Falls Storm (7:05 PM CT)

 

Week 12

Friday, May 6

Nebraska Danger at Wichita Falls Nighthawks (7:05 PM CT)

Sioux Falls Storm at Green Bay Blizzard (7:05 PM CT)

Saturday, May 7

Billings Wolves at Spokane (7:00 PM PT)

Tri-Cities Fever at Cedar Rapids Titans (7:05 PM CT)

Colorado Crush at Iowa Barnstormers (7:05 PM CT)

 

Week 13

Friday, May 13

Cedar Rapids Titans at Green Bay Blizzard (7:05 PM CT)

Saturday, May 14

Wichita Falls Nighthawks at Colorado Crush (7:00 PM MT)

Billings Wolves at Tri-Cities Fever (7:05 PM PT)

Iowa Barnstormers at Minnesota Havok (7:00 PM CT)

Spokane at Sioux Falls Storm (7:05 PM CT)

 

Week 14

Friday, May 20

Tri-Cities Fever at Spokane (7:00 PM PT)

Saturday, May 21

Colorado Crush at Billings Wolves (7:05 PM MT)

Minnesota Havok at Wichita Falls Nighthawks (7:05 PM CT)

Green Bay Blizzard at Cedar Rapids Titans (7:05 PM CT)

Nebraska Danger at Sioux Falls Storm (7:05 PM CT)

 

Week 15

Friday, May 27

Spokane at Colorado Crush (7:30 PM MT)

Wichita Falls Nighthawks at Nebraska Danger (7:05 PM CT)

Sioux Falls Storm at Iowa Barnstormers (7:05 PM CT)

Saturday, May 28

Green Bay Blizzard at Tri-Cities Fever (7:05 PM PT)

Cedar Rapids Titans at Minnesota Havok (7:00 PM CT)

 

 Week 16

Saturday, June 4

Billings Wolves at Spokane (7:00 PM PT)

Colorado Crush at Wichita Falls Nighthawks (7:05 PM CT)

Cedar Rapids Titans at Iowa Barnstormers (7:05 PM CT)

Nebraska Danger at Minnesota Havok (7:00 PM CT)

Green Bay Blizzard at Sioux Falls Storm (7:05 PM CT)

 

Week 17

Friday, June 10

Spokane at Nebraska Danger (7:05 PM CT)

Tri-Cities Fever at Green Bay Blizzard (7:05 PM CT)

Saturday, June 11

Iowa Barnstormers at Wichita Falls Nighthawks (7:05 PM CT)

Minnesota Havok at Cedar Rapids Titans (7:05 PM CT)

Billings Wolves at Sioux Falls Storm (7:05 PM CT)

 

Week 18

Saturday, June 18

Tri-Cities Fever at Billings Wolves (7:05 PM MT)

Nebraska Danger at Colorado Crush (7:00 PM MT)

Sioux Falls Storm at Spokane (7:00 PM PT)

Wichita Falls Nighthawks at Iowa Barnstormers (7:05 PM CT)

Green Bay Blizzard at Minnesota Havok (7:00 PM CT)

 

Week 19

Saturday, June 25

Spokane at Billings Wolves (7:05 PM CT)

Nebraska Danger at Tri-Cities Fever (7:05 PM PT)

Colorado Crush at Green Bay Blizzard (7:05 PM CT)

Cedar Rapids Titans at Iowa Barnstormers (7:05 PM CT)

Wichita Falls Nighthawks at Minnesota Havok (7:00 PM CT)

 

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