Let’s start with indoor football and I will spare you with listing all of the franchise and league changes, instead jumping to the stadium effects on The List. Probably the most intriguing move takes place in Kansas City, where the AFL’s Brigade folded and the Sprint Center goes back to being tenant-less. There are plenty of events to keep that building busy, but it’s quite amazing how after nearly six years, there is still not a franchise to call this place home. The building that was replaced by the Sprint Center as Kansas City’s main indoor facility, Kemper Arena, returns to action. The Renegades of the CPIFL will play there this season, however the life of the historic arena looks to be fading as there are plans to tear it down. In Omaha, pretty much the same situation is taking place with the Civic Auditorium as that facility sadly looks to meet the wrecking ball in 2014 with the CenturyLink Center having taken center stage. Unlike KC, the Omaha Beef left the Auditorium for the new smaller arena in suburban Ralston. Staying on that same theme, Cincinnati Gardens finds itself off The List as the Cincinnati Commandos folded.
There are two arenas that now have a home team as opposed to just being a facility that calls basketball tournaments home. In Tulsa, the Oklahoma franchise in the CPIFL will play in the Convention Center (also home to the women’s C-USA basketball tourney). The Midwest seems to be a popular place for indoor football and we’ll stay there as the Lincoln (NE) Haymakers will now play at the Pershing Center. Lastly, the lone brand new venue making an appearance is in San Angelo, where the Foster Communications Center becomes more than a place to see the rodeo as the Bandits of the LSFL will play in that arena.