Rapid City Marshals indoor football team to play in 2022
Officials from a South Dakota-based group, Pick-Six Entertainment, announced in a press conference Friday morning at Main Street Square that the new team will play in Summit Arena at The Monument beginning in March of next year.
“We are very proud of our teams in Gillette and Billings and how they fit into their respected communities,” explained team co-owner Keith Russ, “However, Rapid City was always our first choice when considering launching a team. We are so pleased that the timing is finally right and we look forward to providing the people of South Dakota with a team that they can take great pride in,”
Russ and partner Tel Koan started Pick-Six by launching the Wyoming Mustangs, a professional football team playing in Gillette, Wyoming in 2020.
“We have been treated with such great hospitality from Mayor Allender, to Craig Baltzer at The Monument and all of the other city leaders. We will do our best to make certain that we provide something very special to this community,” added Koan.
Playing in the Champions Indoor Football league, the Rapid City Marshals will compete with opponents from all over the upper Midwest down through Texas in a 12 game season, with six home games starting in March of 2022.
“Rapid City is a remarkable city with passionate sports fans who I believe will embrace all that the CIF has to offer. The league and its directors are all very proud to have the Marshals and its fans as part of our growing family,” stated Interim CIF Commissioner Tommy Benizio.
Rapid City had previously been home to another professional indoor football team, the Rapid City Flying Aces, which folded in 2006.
For further information, visit www.RapidCityMarshals.com