Indoor football team comes to Utah as a mix of fantasy sports, video games and live sports

Indoor football is coming back to Salt Lake City, but this time it’s unlike anything Utahns have seen before.

As part of the Indoor Football League (IFL), the expansion organization coming to Utah will play at the Maverik Center in West Valley City and will begin play in 2017, as announced in a press release.

The IFL is led by project FANchise, a so-called fan-run organization, which engages fans to give input on team operations. Apparently, fans’ input will be considered in decisions such team names and logos, staff hires and even play calls.

Fans will engage with the team via apps that allow for real-time influence during and between games.

“Today is an incredibly exciting day for the millions of sports fans who have always dreamed of running their beloved team,” said Sohrob Farudi, Project FANchise CEO.

Utah’s team, like the rest of the league, will debut in February of 2017, with the season running from February to July.

The press release can be found at

Read what the Deseret News’ Brad Rock has to say about the new team and league at

This post originally appeared on Deseret News. Copyright 2016.

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