SPOKANE, Wash. — Following Thursday's announcement that the Spokane Shock has been kicked out of the Indoor Football League (IFL), Shock owner Sam Adams said in an email obtained by KREM 2 that he would be applying for the team to play in the National Arena League (NAL).
However, the NAL told KREM 2 that they would not accept the team into their league.
KREM 2 confirmed with NAL Executive Director Joshua Blair that the league "will not entertain an application from the Spokane Shock."
The IFL stated via Twitter on Thursday that the board of directors terminated the Spokane Shock's contract with the league "due to multiple issues in the Spokane market, including a dispute with the arena."
“This is not an ideal situation to say the least; you never want to see a member going through issues in such a public way. We felt it was necessary to move on from the Spokane market and adjust our schedule accordingly," IFL Commissioner Todd Tryon said in a statement. “We have so many positive things we are experiencing in our league and as unfortunate as this situation is, we will get better as we move forward.”