KENNEWICK, Wash. - It looks like the Tri-Cities Fever are switching leagues, it's just a matter of when. The team is most likely leaving the National Indoor Football League, and will head to the United Indoor Football Association, based out of Nebraska.
Fever owner Randy Schillinger has told KNDU previously that he expected the deal to be done by Friday, but that did not happen. Schillinger did not return any messages that day, as he was out for his son's wedding.
While Schillinger has said it's the move is pretty much a done deal, other NIFL owners aren't so sure. The Fever are part of a group of NIFL teams that are heading to the UIFA together. Rapid City, part of that group, disputes claims that it is a done deal. They aren't close to being ready to sign the paperwork and claim certain issues may not be resolved until the end of the month. Whatever league the Fever play in, Schillinger has said the team will remain in the Tri-Cities.