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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 8:10 pm

Indoor football could return to Coliseum

AUBREE REICHEL | The Journal Gazette

Indoor football may see a return to Fort Wayne as the National Gridiron League has identified Fort Wayne as a potential market to expand its indoor football league.

The league has been in talks with Memorial Coliseum general manager Randy Brown about using the facility, which has played host to a few indoor teams in the past.

"It's a start-up league. That's not uncommon in indoor football," Brown said, "They're doing their due diligence. They've been in to review the marketplace, talking with people who would have an interest in being involved with the football team locally.

"We're still in the very early stages of this process. I've shared with them what past leases will look like, cost of renting the coliseum, services related to renting, suggested various organizations that they might want to talk to."

The plan for the NGL, which was founded in 2017, would be to start play in March 2019. The league is currently set at 12 teams with Eastern and Western Divisions and identified Fort Wayne as a potential market in a May news release on its website.

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