Oklahoma Flying Aces

The Oklahoma Flying Aces are a professional indoor football team based in Enid, Oklahoma, and members of the Champions Indoor Football league. The team was founded in 2018 as an expansion franchise for the 2019 season. The team is dormant for at least the 2021 season. The Flying Aces' home games are played at Stride Bank Center.[1]

Oklahoma Flying Aces
Established 2018
Play in Enid, Oklahoma
at the Stride Bank Center
OklahomaFlyingAces.com
League/conference affiliations
Team colorsBlack, blue, old gold, white
       
Personnel
Owner(s)Red Dirt Sports and Entertainment
PresidentRichard Davis
General managerRichard Davis
Head coachRichard Davis
Team history
  • Oklahoma Flying Aces (2019–present)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)

HistoryEdit

The franchise was announced by Champions Indoor Football (CIF) in 2018 as a 2019 expansion team and selected the name "Flying Aces" from a name-the-team contest in October 2018.[2] They finished their inaugural season with a 2–10 record, with their only wins a forfeit over the folded Texas Revolution and a semi-professional team, the NTX Savages, that filled in for the home game originally scheduled against the Revolution. The team's second season was cancelled before it could begin due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 1, 2021, the team withdrew from the 2021 season one week before it was scheduled for its first game citing a drastically increased workers' compensation insurance from $5000 in 2019 to $150000 for 2021.[3] The team was replaced on the CIF schedule by a re-launched Dodge City Law with law inheriting the Flying Aces' roster.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Flyingacesfootball". Stride Bank Center. Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  2. ^ Tim Godfrey (October 26, 2018). "New logo, name unveiled for Enid Champions Indoor Football team". Enid News & Eagle.
  3. ^ "OKLAHOMA FLYING ACES WILL NOT PLAY IN 2021". Enid Buzz. April 1, 2021.
  4. ^ "Football team to be inactive for 2021 season". Enid News & Eagle. April 2, 2021.

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