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  • Wichita Wild sets 2009 schedule

  • The Wichita Wild has set its schedule for the 2009 season.

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  • ó The Wichita Wild has set its schedule for the 2009 season.

    The Wild begins play in the Indoor Football League, a merger between United Indoor Football, where the Wild played its 2008 season, and the Intense Football League, with teams based in Texas and Alaska.

    Wichita will play a 14-game schedule, seven at home. Wichita begins play this season at Hartman Arena, located at the intersection of I-135 and 85th Street North (across I-135 from the teamís former home at the Kansas Coliseum).

    The Wild will be in the IFLís United Conference, Central Division with the Bloomington (Ill.) Extreme, Omaha (Neb.) Beef, Sioux City (Iowa) Bandits and Sioux Falls (S.D.) Storm.

    Teams in the United Conference, Atlantic Division are the Maryland (Laurel) Maniacs, Muskegon (Mich.) Thunder, River City (St. Charles, Mo.) Rage, Rochester (N.Y.) Raiders and Saginaw (Mich.) Sting. All of the teams in the division except River City are expansion teams. Maryland played as the Chesapeake Tide in the Continental Indoor Football League. Saginaw and Muskegon also played in the CIFL last season. Rochester played in the American Indoor Football Association.

    In the Intense Conference, Lone Star Division are (all from Texas) the Abilene Ruff Riders, Corpus Christi Hammerheads, El Paso Generals and San Angelo Express. Abilene is a relocated Intense Football League team from Katy, Texas. El Paso is an expansion team.

    In the Intense Conference, Pacific Division are the Alaska (Anchorage) Wild, Billings (Mont.) Outlaws, Colorado (Loveland) Ice and Fairbanks (Alaska) Grizzlies.

    The schedule is listed below (home games start at 7:05 p.m.):

    March 20 @ Omaha

    March 27 bye

    April 4 Sioux Falls

    April 11 RiverCity

    April 18 @ RiverCity

    April 25 @ Sioux City

    May 2 Abilene

    May 9 @ San Angelo

    May 16 @ Sioux Falls

    May 23 Odessa

    May 30 @ Sioux City

    June 6 @ Bloomington

    June 13 Omaha

    June 20 bye

    June 27 RiverCity

    July 3 Alaska

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