LFL, Friday Night Football
In 2009, the ten LFL inaugural season teams are scheduled to compete in a 20-week season with games at major arenas and stadiums. The weekly games are scheduled to be shot in 1080i high-definition and to broadcast on MyNetworkTV
, international stations, and online streaming.
Games will include two 15-minute halves and a ten-minute halftime.
Play style is full-contact and similar to other indoor football leagues. Uniforms consist of helmets, shoulder pads, elbow pads, knee pads, sports bras, and shorts.
There are no field goals and no punts. There is a kickoff to start the game and second half. A team must attempt to get a first down on every fourth down. After a touchdown, a team can attempt a one-point conversion from the two yard line, or a two-point conversion from the five-yard line.
There are seven women on each side of the 50-yard field, the same as the Continental Indoor Football League, but one less than the eight players usually found in arena football or other indoor leagues. Teams consist of 18 players, only 12 of whom are active on game day. This means that there are usually 3 or 4 players who play both offense and defense.
The standard offensive formation features 1 quarterback, 2 running backs, 1 center, and 3 wide receivers. The standard defensive formation features 2 defensive linewomen, 2 linebackers, 2 cornerbacks, and 1 safety.
The field is 50-yard between end zones, 30 yards wide, and the end zones are 8 yards deep, roughly the same as other indoor leagues.
A game consists of two 15-minute halves, separated by a 12-minute halftime. In the event of a tie, an 8-minute sudden-death overtime is played.
The league announced it would play with ten teams in its 2009-2010 season. The league is scheduled to run from September 4, 2009 to January 29, 2010, with one game each Friday. Teams play one game against each other team in their conference; 2 games are at home and 2 games are on the road. The top two teams in each conference will meet in playoff games on February 5th in Miami, and the winners will go on to play in Lingerie Bowl VII on February 7th.
Eastern Conference Arena
Philadelphia Passion Sovereign Bank Arena
Chicago Bliss Sears Centre
Miami Caliente BankAtlantic Center
New York Majesty Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Tampa Breeze St. Pete Times Forum
Western Conference Arena
Dallas Desire QuikTrip Park at Grand Prairie
Denver Dream Dick's Sporting Good Park
Los Angeles Temptation Los Angeles Sports Arena
San Diego Seduction San Diego Sports Arena
Seattle Mist ShoWare Center