Indoor football returns to Corpus Christi

The Coastal Bend will be home to a new indoor football team, the Corpus Christi Tritons. The community can look forward to kicking off the 2024 season in March at the American Bank Center.

Kevin Cecil is not only the owner of the Corpus Christi Tritons, but also a law enforcement officer for the city of New Braunfels who has a passion for arena football. Cecil was introduced into the business by a friend who owns an arena football team in San Antonio. During his mentorship, Cecil was given the opportunity to bring indoor football back to the area.

Cecil said he thought Corpus Christi would be an ideal spot because he has family in the area and was here when the Corpus Christi Fury won the championship back in 2014.

“What separates us from the teams before us is that all of ownership and front office staff is primarily law enforcement or medical personnel,” Cecil said.

He said that even though it has been years since Corpus Christi has experienced indoor football, he is looking forward to bringing the community together in a positive way.

Tryouts were held Oct. 29 at Taft High School.

“We were planning to hold a second tryout but the turnout was so good due to the coaching staff that we have, that everybody wanted to come play with us, and that speaks volume about the coaches,” Cecil said.

From tryouts, a training camp roster is built to consist of 40 players. Training camp will be held Feb. 25 to select the final team of 25 players.

The Corpus Christi Tritons will be part of the American Indoor Football league (AIF). The league currently consists of nine teams. The AIF season starts in March and will run through June. The Tritons will begin the season against the Oklahoma Tribe on March 17 at the American Bank Center.

Tickets are available to purchase now at or at the American Bank Center box office. You can also find the Corpus Christi Tritons on Facebook, X and Threads.

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