Storm Owner Todd Tryon made the announcement today through a press conference. "Sometimes you need to take a big step back and remove yourself from all the noise to get a clear look at what's going on. Once we were able to do this, it was a pretty easy choice what direction to go. It's tough leaving a league we've been a part of for so many years but on the other hand the responsible thing for me to do as the leader of our franchise was to move us to a league that offers a little more security, some historic built in rivalries and even more important a league with a vision and a focus to be financially responsible."
The Champions Indoor Football will begin its fourth season of play in the spring 2018, and was created in 2014 from a merger between the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) and Lone Star Football League (LSFL), plus one team from the Indoor Football League and two expansion teams. The Storm will compete in the Northern Division with Bismarck, Sioux City, Omaha, Bloomington, West Michigan, Kansas City, Quad Cities.
Tickets for the Sioux Falls Storm 2018 season are expected to go on sale September 6.