The North American Indoor Football has accepted the Kentucky Knights as a member of the NAIF for the 2016 season. They are the charter member of the Bluegrass Division. Based in Owensboro, Kentucky, the Knights serve as a bridge between the Great Lakes, Lone Star, and other to-be-announced divisions.
The Knights will play their home games at the 5,000-seat Owensboro Sportscenter.
“We decided to join the NAIF because it consisted of several competitive teams already,” co-owner Kory White said. “When looking at all the leagues out there, we wanted to join one where we wouldn’t get blown out constantly nor constantly blow anybody out. Our fans will expect solid competitiveness for the 2016 season, and we look forward to putting on a show that will make our fans and community proud.”
McClean County native Jeremy Hinton, whose role is Assistant Manager of Player Personnel, said he contacted the owners to invite the Knights to come to Owensboro because he “wants to bring a championship to Owensboro.”
Hinton says indoor football is fast-paced and exciting to watch. “It’s not unusual to see scores up to 75-80 points in a game,” he said.
The season will run from February – June.
Tryouts are October 10th at the Next Level (105 Carlton Dr) and are open to anybody 18 and over, but applicants must register online by October 5th.