The league had 10 applicants for expansion teams and chose four new members, growing the league to a high of 12 teams. The D.C. Dragons, Louisville Wolfpack, Santa Fe Gorillas and Tallahassee Pride became the new teams. For the first time, the SFL split into conferences and announced conference opponents would rotate each season. Greg Morris and Mike Peters joined the league as weekly analysts on SFL Network broadcasts and the league announced a documentary was in the works about Commissioner Cameron Irvine’s journey as a broadcaster. The Dragons took the title over the Gorillas 31-30 in the greatest SFL game ever played.