The National Gridiron League (NGL) is a proposed indoor football league based out of Jacksonville, Florida. It that plans to start play in spring 2019 with 12 teams aligned in two divisions.  The season was announced to start on March 30, 2019, and conclude with the inaugural Gridiron Bowl game on August 10, 2019, in Biloxi, Mississippi. However, the league has pushed back the announced start of the inaugural season to May 2019 amid reports the league has not had finalized leases for many of its teams.
|National Gridiron League|
|Current season, competition or edition:|
2019 National Gridiron League season
|Founder||Joe E. McClendon, III|
|President||Joe E. McClendon, III|
|No. of teams||12|
As of February 21, 2019. Cities in italics are locations identified by the league website, but no leases for an arena are confirmed to have been signed in the listed location.
|Georgia Wildcats||Albany, Georgia||Albany Civic Center||~9,000||Santo Stephens||2018||2019|
|Indiana Blue Bombers||Fort Wayne, Indiana||Allen County War Memorial Coliseum||10,480||Kelvin Kinney||2018||2019|
|Indiana Firebirds||Evansville, Indiana||Ford Center||9,000||Nick Hart||2018||2019|
|Pennsylvania Pioneers||Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania||Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza||8,300||Ryan Lingenfelder||2018||2019|
|Virginia Destroyers||Hampton, Virginia||Hampton Coliseum||9,800||Durwood Roquemore||2018||2019|
|Virginia Iron Horses||Roanoke, Virginia||Berglund Center||10,500||Jermaine Hampton||2018||2019|
|Arkansas Twisters||Little Rock, Arkansas||Verizon Arena||16,000||Matt Diniak||2018||2019|
|Kansas Kapitals||Topeka, Kansas||Kansas Expocentre||7,777||Carlos Cavanaugh||2018||2019|
|Louisiana Red Sticks||Baton Rouge, Louisiana||Raising Cane's River Center||8,900||Damon Mason||2018||2019|
|Mississippi Mudcats||Jackson, Mississippi||Mississippi Coliseum||6,500||B. J. Cohen||2018||2019|
|Saint Louis Stampede||St. Charles, Missouri||Family Arena||9,755||Pat Pimmell||2018||2019|
|Texas Bighorns||Beaumont, Texas||Ford Arena||8,500||Josh Bush||2018||2019|
Gridiron football, also known as North American football or, in North America, simply football, is a football sport primarily played in the United States and Canada. American football, which uses 11-player teams, is the form played in the United States and the best known form of gridiron football worldwide, while Canadian football, featuring 12-player teams, predominates in Canada. Other derivative varieties include indoor football, football for smaller teams (most commonly eight players), and informal games such as touch and flag football. Football is played at professional, collegiate, semi-professional, and amateur levels.
The sport originated in the 19th century out of older games related to modern rugby football and soccer (association football). American and Canadian football developed alongside each other and were originally more distinct before Canadian teams adopted features of the American game. Both varieties are distinguished from other football sports by their use of hard plastic helmets and shoulder pads, the forward pass, the system of downs, a number of unique rules and positions, measurement in customary units of yards (even in Canada, which mostly metricated in the 1970s, yards are still used), and a distinctive brown leather ball in the shape of a prolate spheroid with pointed ends.
The international governing body for the sport is the International Federation of American Football (IFAF); although the organization plays all of its international competitions under American rules, it uses a definition of the game that is broad enough that it includes Canadian football under its umbrella, and Football Canada (the governing body for Canadian football) is an IFAF member.National Gridiron League
National Gridiron League may refer to:
National Gridiron League (Australia), a proposed American football league
National Gridiron League (United States), a proposed indoor American football league
Professional gridiron football leagues in North America