Two weeks from now, the Dayton Sharks will open their season in the Continental Indoor Football League. The Sharks will host the Port Huron Patriots.
If you’re not familiar with the indoor football scene in the Dayton region, this is the team that will replace the Dayton Silverbacks (who have been around Troy and Dayton since 2006.) The Dayton Sharks look to make a run for the CIFL title.
The Dayton Sharks will call Hara Arena home, as they welcome in Port Huron, Saginaw, Erie, and two Kentucky teams (one that plays in Freedom Hall in the Xtreme, and the Kentucky Drillers who play in the east side of the state.) The Sharks go on the road to Port Huron, both Kentucky teams, Owensboro (KY), and Marion. The full schedule can be viewed here.
Tickets are affordable for anyone who wants to check out the Sharks, with hot seats available for $12.50. Corners are $9.50 and the ends are $7.50.
The Sharks were also on DATV the other night, advertising their season and talking about difference between arena football and outdoor football.
The CIFL has added a few teams and lost the Cincinnati Commandos after the team jumped from the UIFL. The Detroit Thunder, Erie Explosion, Kane County Dawgs, Kentucky Xtreme, and the Kentucky Drillers are the newcomers of the CIFL. You can technically count the Sharks in this group, but there was a team at Hara Arena last year.
The Dayton Sharks have a ton of talent to take on the CIFL. The coaches are excited, and I’m real excited to catch my first game live at Hara Arena! Here’s hoping that there will be a good season at Hara for hockey and football.
Sources of information from the Dayton Sharks, DATV, and the CIFL. Picture from the Dayton Sharks.
Until next time,