Tri-Cities’ professional indoor football team won’t play 2020 season
KENNEWICK, Wash. — It’s the end of a short era for Tri Cities’ professional indoor football team.
The Tri-Cities Fire organization announced on Facebook on Wednesday that it would close immediately due to financial stress.
“Unfortunately, without enough sponsorship support, and ticket sales that were stagnant; leading to the result of a financial strain that would not allow us to carry into the 2020 season and beyond, “said owner Kinshasa Martin in the post. “Again, we apologize for those impacted by this decision and we do appreciate those who helped make the 2019 season possible.”
The Fire played their first season in Tri-Cities in March 2019 with the Toyota Center used for home games. The team was part of the American West Football Conference (AWFC) which consists of four other teams from Wenatchee, Reno, Nevada, Nampa, Idaho, and Sacramento, California.
Before the Tri-Cities Fire, the last professional indoor football team in the region was the Tri-Cities Fever, which ended its run in 2016.
KAPP-KVEW reached out to the Tri-Cities Fire organization for comment and hasn’t heard back.