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Arena football coming to Western North Carolina

Western North Carolina Arena Football betting fans should be happy. American Indoor Football (AIF), which is a professional indoor football league based out of Baltimore Maryland, has announced its latest team and territory. The new team will be based in the Western North Carolina - Boone area and will be owned by Don Thompson. The team will start AIF league play in the 2017 season. Don Thompson is from a football family; his father was an NCAA Division 1 college football coach and he himself was given a football scholarship to East Carolina University right out of high school. Don remained at ECU for a number of years prior to entering the business world.

As businessman, Don has accomplished many feats, ranging from company CEO, business strategist, author and entrepreneur. Don gives credit for his business successes to being around his father's football teams as well as his time in college with the ECU football program. Mr. Thompson said that as the son of a coach and former collegiate athlete he has always dreamed about extending his career as a professional athlete. It is with great joy and enthusiasm that his association with the AIF will allow all parties involved to create a winning franchise for Arena Football betting fans and an opportunity for local players to chase their own dreams. CEO of American Indoor Football John Morris is excited to have Don and his Western North Carolina-Boone area territory in the AIF. This location is a good fit for the AIF since they will have many state wide and regional rivals such as Winston- Salem and Raleigh North Carolina, Myrtle Beach South Carolina and Savannah, Atlanta and Columbus Georgia.

The American Indoor Football – not to be confused with the Arena Football League – is a pro indoor football league, one several regional professional indoor football leagues in North America. The AIFL started as a regional league with six franchises on the East Coast of the United States in 2005. Following a rapid and failed expansion effort in 2006, most of the league's teams switched to the new AIFA. The AIFA expanded through existing territory and into the Western United States. The league was legally divided into two entities to allow for a partial merger with the Southern Indoor Football League, which resulted in all of its Eastern teams merging into the SIFL and the AIFA only maintaining its western teams. The league's western component, which remained separate of the merger, had indicated it would play as the AIFA West for the 2011 season but ceased operations in January of 2011. The league announced it would be re-launching as American Indoor Football in time for spring 2012, which was good news for Arena Football betting fans.