Salina’s indoor professional football team has folded, effective immediately. The Salina Bombers have ceased operations, and will not play their final two games of the season, including this weekend at the Bicentennial Center.
The Bombers released the following statement Thursday:
“It is with great regret to announce that the Salina Bombers Organization will be dissolving its team effective immediately. We as owners have made this business decision while evaluating the future of the team. We truly feel that Salina Bombers Organization has great potential and is a huge asset to Salina and the surrounding area. When starting this we only wanted to add value as well as additional entertainment for the area. We would like to thank those who have given their full support and for believing in us. We would also like to extend our greatest gratitude to our loyal fans and sponsors; we would have not been able to get this far with out you all. Thank you for your support; GO BOMBERS!”
The Champions Indoor Football League also issued a statement:
“The Champions Indoor Football league has been forced to cancel the game scheduled for May 30th between the Salina Bombers and the San Angelo Bandits due to the Salina Bombers organization not being in good standing with CIF’s guidelines and bylaws. The Salina Bombers organization had been issued a deadline of 12:00pm today to comply with the league’s request, but were not able to meet the league requirements or deadlines. Ricky Bertz, Executive Committee Chairman stated “This entire situation is unfortunate and regrettable for the league, fans, sponsors, and our playing partners. However, when it comes to risking the safety of our players, or the integrity of the league, the CIF will not waver in its obligation to protect it’s players and the league.” There is no rescheduled date for this game, as the Salina Bombers membership with the CIF has been suspended pending further investigation. There will be more information forthcoming from the league as soon it becomes available.”