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Lone Star Football League
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Sports current event.svg.png 2012 LSFL season
LoneStarFootballLeague
SportIndoor football
Founded2011
CommissionerDarlene Jones
Inaugural season2012
No. of teams7
Country(ies)Flag of the United States.svg.png United States
Most recent champion(s)Amarillo Venom
Most titlesAmarillo Venom (1)
Official websiteGoLSFL.com
Related competitionsIndoor Football League
Southern Indoor Football League

The Lone Star Football League (LSFL) is a regional professional indoor football league set to begin its inaugural season in 2012. All nine of the LSFL's charter teams are based in the state of Texas, with five teams coming from the Southern Indoor Football League, three from the Indoor Football League, and one new expansion team. The current Commissioner is Darlene Jones.

For 2013, the LSFL is adding two new teams; the expansion San Angelo Bandits and the New Mexico Stars (formerly of the Indoor Football League and the LSFL's first and only team outside of Texas).[1] The league announced in October that the Corpus Christi Hammerheads had been removed from the league due to its ownership violating by-laws.

TeamsEdit

All teams are based in Texas unless otherwise noted.

Team Location Arena (Capacity)
Abilene Bombers Abilene Taylor County Expo Center (5,000)
Amarillo Venom Amarillo Amarillo Civic Center (4,912)
Laredo Rattlesnakes Laredo Laredo Energy Arena (8,002)
McAllen Toros Hidalgo State Farm Arena (5,500)
New Mexico Stars Rio Rancho, New Mexico Santa Ana Star Center (6,000)
San Angelo Bandits San Angelo Foster Communications Coliseum (5,260)
West Texas Roughnecks Odessa Ector County Coliseum (5,131)

FranchisingEdit

The LSFL requires a $25,000 franchise fee to join, as well as a $25,000 letter of credit.[2]

Former teamsEdit

  • Corpus Christi Hammerheads - played in LSFL for 2012 season, franchise revoked by league for multiple violations of league bylaws.[3]
  • Mesquite Bandits - originally set to play in inaugural 2012 season, franchise revoked by league before season started for lack of preparations for inaugural season as well as breach of franchise agreement.[4]
  • Rio Grande Valley Magic - played in LSFL for 2012 season, franchise revoked by league for multiple violations of league bylaws.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Christ, Bob (September 14, 2012). "Stars Shifting to Lone Star League". ABQJournal.com. Albuquerque Journal. http://www.abqjournal.com/sports/2012/09/14/stars-shifting-to-lone-star-league.html. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  2. Bob Christ (October 5, 2012). "Coach Has Ownership". Albuquerque Journal. http://www.abqjournal.com/sports/2012/10/05/coach-has-ownership.html. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Dittman Membership Terminated". Lone Star Football League. September 27, 2012. http://www.texaslsfl.com/news/league-news/147-dittman-membership-terminated.html. Retrieved October 13, 2012.
  4. "Mesquite Bandits Membership Revoked". Lone Star Football League. January 30, 2012. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4348954. Retrieved October 13, 2012.



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