MADISON (WKOW) – Madison, Wisconsin is being looked at as a potential host for a future National Gridiron League team. The NGL’s President & Chairman, Joe McClendon III, tells WKOW that the league “is not coming to Madison at this time, but the market is under consideration for future expansion.”
The National Gridiron League, dubbed “America’s Premier Indoor Football League” has 12 professional indoor football teams across the nation which are set to begin play in March 2020. According to the league’s website, The NGL was founded in 2017 to become the minor league alternative to the National Football League. The teams were supposed to begin play in the Spring of 2019, but the season was postponed. The league was sued by a former team president of an Indiana team earlier this year who says he wasn’t paid.
McClendon tells WKOW in a statement, “Currently my scouting department is seeking evaluations of players from the area as many talented players reside in the regional area. Madison is a market of great sporting fans and corporate support we are looking forward to sitting down with community representatives at some point in the future.”
Madison was the home to a semi-pro indoor football team back in 2009, the Wisconsin Wolfpack, of the Continental Indoor Football League. The team ceased operations in late 2010.