Owners of Seattle Timberwolves Want to Bring Indoor Football Back to Everett

August 25, 2011

Downtown Everett, Everett Sports

Comcast Arena courted by Indoor Football

Can three teams share Comcast Arena in February, March and April?

If a lease can be signed by September 30th with Comcast Arena Everett, the owners of the Seattle Timberwolves would shutter the current team and start a new team in Everett. At today’s meeting of the Everett Public Facilities District, the owners of the Seattle Timberwolves indoor football team made a pitch to bring an IFL team to Everett. The Seattle Timberwolves played last season at ShoWare Center in Kent. They actually started last season as the Kent Predators but mid-season became the Seattle Timberwolves with a new ownership group led by Tom Dowling. According to General Manager Mike Barry, they need to get an agreement and lease from the Everett Public Facilities District by the end of September in order for the team to get clearance to play the 2012 Indoor League Football season in Everett. The team would have a new name identifying it as an Everett team and they’d play seven home and seven away games beginning in late February. Barry told me that if an agreement is reached, the current Seattle Timberwolves would not play in Kent but go dark in 2012 and hopefully come back in 2013. The team struggled last year in Kent under both the previous ownership as well as the new group, drawing an average of only 2100 fans per game and finishing with a 5 – 9 record. Both Dowling and Barry told the directors of the Everett Public Facilities District that they believed in the viability of the Indoor Football League and the ability of the team to draw a fan base in Everett. Everett’s previous experience with indoor football ended poorly with the folding of the Everett Hawks in 2007. The proposed indoor football team would be competing for available dates with the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League and the Washington Stealth of the National Lacrosse League who also play at Comcast Arena during that same time frame.

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