SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Sioux Falls Storm will compete in a new league starting next season.

The Storm are leaving the Indoor Football League and joining the Champions Indoor Football league. The Sioux Falls franchise will rekindle several former rivalries from when it competed in the United Indoor Football league.

Champions Indoor Football will begin its fourth season of play next spring. It was formed in 2014 by a merger of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League and the Lone Star Football League, plus a few other teams.

The Storm will compete in the Northern Division with Bismarck, Sioux City, Omaha, Bloomington, West Michigan, Kansas City and Quad Cities.

The Storm won six straight IFL championships before being beaten by the Arizona Rattlers in this year’s title game.

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