April 15, 2018
The Simulation Football League presented by APM Music released it’s conference alignment for Season 11 during the expansion announcement Sunday, ushering in new rivalries while keeping established foes together. The league will continue the 10-team playoff format into its 11th season, with three, seven-team conferences shaping the SFL’s landscape.
The conferences for Season 11 will be: The Western, Southern and Eastern after the additions of the Las Vegas Fury, New Orleans Pharaohs and the Baltimore Vultures.
The West adds two new teams, a team from the Central and a team from the East in the league’s most re-shaped division. The Alaska Storm, San Francisco Sharks and Vancouver Legion return along with the Las Vegas Fury and Denver Nightwings, two teams who are now owned by former coaches in the conference. Sioux Falls moves from the Central and Mexico City goes opposite coast.
The East plucks St. Louis, Chicago and Indianapolis from the old Central Conference and adds expansion Baltimore to go along with returners Carolina, Queen City and London.
The new Southern Conference includes expansion team New Orleans, former Central rivals Tulsa and Oklahoma City, former Western rivals Dallas and Houston and former Eastern rivals Atlanta and Tallahassee.
“It’s important that with our shifting geography during this time of great growth that we continue to keep our conferences, schedules and games fresh for all SFL supporters,” said Commissioner Cameron Irvine. “We’re excited for an off-season of movement, excitement and rejuvenated energy.”
The SFL’s 11th season schedule will be released in early June. Season 11’s kickoff is at the inaugural SFL Convention, Friday July 13.