WENATCHEE - Professional indoor football is returning to the Wenatchee Valley this spring.
Today, the Town Toyota Center announced that it has inked a three-year contract to be the host venue for the Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks, who will begin play in March.
“It’s always nice to have a different array of event types to give everyone here in the Valley an entertainment option, and we’re very happy the latest one is going to be on turf,” said Town Toyota Center General Manager Mark Miller.
The new team will play as part of the five-team American West Football Conference, which also includes franchises in Nampa, Idaho, Reno, Nev., Sacramento, Cal., and Kennewick.
The Skyhawks will be directed both on and off the field by General Manager and head coach Keith Evans, who was the original head coach and assistant GM of the area’s first indoor franchise, the Wenatchee Valley Venom, who played at Town Toyota Center in 2010 and 2011 before folding.
“This is something that’s been a long time coming for the Wenatchee Valley,” Evans told iFIBER ONE News. “I’ve been in contact with Mark Miller and the Town Toyota Center since 2011, so this is something that’s been in the works and thanks to a lot of faith, prayer, and timing, it did come together.”
In addition to some former NFL talent, the Skyhawks will also feature a variety of regional players and personnel, including Wenatchee Valley Rams standout Kolt Thompson and former Eastmont Wildcat Mickey White, whom Evans has hired as one of his assistant coaches.
Evans says the league has not finalized its official season schedule just yet, but that the Skyhawks home-game dates for 2019 have already been established with the Town Toyota Center.