Indoor Football League Announces Update To Start Of 2021 Season

The Indoor Football League’s Board of Directors, in an effort to provide each of its member teams the best possible opportunity for a successful 2021 season, announced that it has voted to push back the 2021 IFL Kickoff Weekend to the weekend of May 14, 2021.

While most IFL teams will start their seasons during the IFL Kickoff Weekend, a few teams have elected to begin their seasons the weekend of April 23. The IFL was originally scheduled to open the 2021 season on Sunday, March 28, 2021.

“In trying to best meet the varying needs of all of our member teams, we determined as a league that delaying the start of the season is in the best interest of the IFL,” said league Commissioner Todd Tryon. “With a national footprint that stretches from the East Coast to the West Cost and from North Dakota all the way down to Texas, this year calls for us to be flexible and to consider the unique restrictions, or lack thereof, of each of our 12 markets.”

“We view this as a positive step, as we have been able to put together a schedule that will allow each team the best opportunity for success in its own local market, while also allowing for additional time for our country as a whole to make greater strides in our collective efforts against the COVID pandemic. At the same time, we realize there will continue to be issues related to COVID and we have spent many hours developing plans on how we will deal with in-season situations that may arise.”

The IFL has developed a comprehensive system of COVID protocols and procedures that places the safety of the league’s fans, players, coaches, team and league staff, and partners at the forefront, including roster modifications, team testing procedures, limits on how teams interact within large group settings.

“The IFL is committed to delivering to our fans the best indoor football product in the world, and we look forward to kicking off our 13th season,” Tryon added. “We have many more exciting announcements regarding national broadcasts and other national partners that we look forward to sharing in the coming weeks.”

The IFL is America’s longest consecutive-running indoor football league. For more information on the IFL and its member teams, please visit GoIFL.com.

2021 IFL WEEK-BY-WEEK SCHEDULE
All Times Central Standard Time


Friday, April 23
Bismarck Bucks at Green Bay Blizzard, 7:05 pm

Saturday, April 24
Massachusetts Pirates at Louisville Xtreme, 6:05 pm

Sunday, May 2
Massachusetts Pirates at Green Bay Blizzard, 3:05 pm

Friday, May 7
Louisville Xtreme at Green Bay Blizzard, 7:05 pm

Saturday, May 8
Massachusetts Pirates at Bismarck Bucks, 6:05 pm

WEEK 1

Saturday, May 15
Green Bay Blizzard at Bismarck Bucks, 6:05 pm
Iowa Barnstormers at Sioux Falls Storm, 7:05 pm
Frisco Fighters at Spokane Shock, 9:05 pm

Sunday, May 16
Arizona Rattlers at Northern Arizona Wranglers, 4:05 pm

WEEK 2

TBD – Spokane Shock at Massachusetts Pirates

Friday, May 21
Tucson Sugar Skulls at Green Bay Blizzard, 7:05 pm

Saturday, May 22
Frisco Fighters at Louisville Xtreme, 6:05 pm
Northern Arizona at Bismarck, 6:05 pm
Duke City Gladiators at Iowa Barnstormers, 7:05 pm
Arizona Rattlers at Sioux Falls Storm, 7:05 pm

WEEK 3

Saturday, May 29
Sioux Falls Storm at Louisville Xtreme, 6:05 pm
Bismarck Bucks at Iowa Barnstormers, 7:05 pm
Tucson Sugar Skulls at Duke City Gladiators, 7:05 pm

WEEK 4

Friday, June 4
Arizona Rattlers at Green Bay Blizzard, 7:05 pm

Saturday, June 5
Louisville Xtreme at Massachusetts Pirates, 6:05 pm
Sioux Falls Storm at Bismarck Bucks, 6:05 pm

Duke City Gladiators at Frisco Fighters, 7:05 pm
Spokane Shock at Northern Arizona Wranglers, 7:05 pm
Iowa Barnstormers at Tucson Sugar Skulls, 7:05 pm

WEEK 5

Saturday, June 12
Frisco Fighters at Massachusetts Pirates, 6:05 pm
Iowa Barnstormers at Bismarck Bucks, 6:05 pm
Green Bay Blizzard at Louisville Xtreme, 6:05 pm
Spokane Shock at Sioux Falls Storm, 7:05 pm
Duke City Gladiators at Northern Arizona Wranglers, 7:05 pm
Tucson Sugar Skulls at Arizona Rattlers, 7:05 pm

WEEK 6

Friday, June 18
Bismarck Bucks at Green Bay Blizzard, 7:05 pm

Saturday, June 19
Louisville Xtreme at Frisco Fighters, 7:05 pm
Sioux Falls Storm at Iowa Barnstormers, 7:05 pm
Arizona Rattlers at Duke City Gladiators, 7:05 pm
Massachusetts Pirates at Tucson Sugar Skulls, 7:05 pm
Northern Arizona Wranglers at Spokane Shock, 9:05 pm

WEEK 7

Friday, June 25
Iowa Barnstormers at Green Bay Blizzard, 7:05 pm

Saturday, June 26
Bismarck Bucks at Sioux Falls Storm, 7:05 pm
Spokane Shock at Arizona Rattlers, 7:05 pm
Frisco Fighters at Duke City Gladiators, 7:05 pm
Tucson Sugar Skulls at Northern Arizona Wranglers, 7:05 pm

Sunday, June 27
Massachusetts Pirates at Louisville Xtreme, 3:05 pm

WEEK 8

Friday, July 2
Massachusetts Pirates at Frisco Fighters, 7:05 pm

Saturday, July 3
Spokane Shock at Louisville Xtreme, 3:05 pm
Northern Arizona Wranglers at Duke City Gladiators, 7:05 pm
Arizona Rattlers at Tucson Sugar Skulls, 7:05 pm

WEEK 9

Friday, July 9
Iowa Barnstormers at Frisco Fighters, 7:05 pm

Saturday, July 10
Bismarck Bucks at Massachusetts Pirates, 6:05 pm
Green Bay Blizzard at Louisville Xtreme, 6:05 pm
Northern Arizona Wranglers at Arizona Rattlers, 7:05 pm
Duke City Gladiators at Tucson Sugar Skulls, 7:05 pm
Sioux Falls Storm at Spokane Shock, 9:05 pm

WEEK 10

Friday, July 16
Frisco Fighters at Bismarck Bucks, 6:05 pm

Saturday, July 17
Louisville Xtreme at Iowa Barnstormers, 7:05 pm
Duke City Gladiators at Northern Arizona Wranglers, 7:05 pm
Tucson Sugar Skulls at Spokane Shock

Sunday, July 18
Arizona Rattlers at Massachusetts Pirates, 12:05pm
Sioux Falls Storm at Green Bay Blizzard, 7:05

WEEK 11

Saturday, July 24
Louisville Xtreme at Massachusetts Pirates, 6:05 pm
Green Bay Blizzard at Iowa Barnstormers, 7:05 pm
Northern Arizona Wranglers at Frisco Fighters, 7:05 pm
Bismarck Bucks at Tucson Sugar Skulls, 7:05 pm
Spokane Shock at Duke City Gladiators, 7:05 pm
Sioux Falls Storm at Arizona Rattlers, 7:05 pm

WEEK 12

Friday, July 30
Green Bay Blizzard at Bismarck Bucks, 6:05 pm

Saturday, July 31
Iowa Barnstormers at Louisville Xtreme, 6:05 pm
Frisco Fighters at Sioux Falls Storm, 7:05 pm
Northern Arizona at Tucson Sugar Skulls, 7:05 pm
Duke City Gladiators at Arizona Rattlers, 7:05 pm
Massachusetts Pirates at Spokane Shock, 9:05 pm

WEEK 13

Saturday, August 7
Green Bay Blizzard at Massachusetts Pirates, 6:05 pm
Spokane Shock at Frisco Fighters, 7:05 pm
Bismarck Bucks at Iowa Barnstormers, 7:05 pm
Louisville Xtreme at Sioux Falls Storm, 7:05 pm
Northern Arizona at Duke City Gladiators, 7:05 pm
Tucson Sugar Skulls at Arizona Rattlers, 7:05 pm

WEEK 14

Friday, August 13
Sioux Falls Storm at Bismarck Bucks, 6:05 pm
Arizona Rattlers at Spokane Shock, 9:05 pm

Saturday, August 14
Louisville Xtreme at Iowa Barnstormers, 7:05 pm
Green Bay Blizzard at Frisco Fighters, 7:05 pm
Duke City Gladiators at Tucson Sugar Skulls, 7:05 pm

Sunday, August 15
Massachusetts Pirates at Northern Arizona Wranglers, 4:05 pm

WEEK 15

Saturday, August 21
Iowa Barnstormers at Massachusetts Pirates, 6:05 pm
Green Bay Blizzard at Sioux Falls Storm, 7:05 pm
Frisco Fighters at Arizona Rattlers, 7:05 pm
Bismarck Bucks at Duke City Gladiators, 7:05 pm
Tucson Sugar Skulls at Northern Arizona Wranglers, 7:05 pm
Louisville Xtreme at Spokane Shock, 9:05 pm

PLAYOFFS TO FOLLOW