HENDERSON (KLAS) – Southern Nevada’s brand new indoor football team will be called the Knight Hawks, the Foley Entertainment Group announced Monday.
The Indoor Football League expansion franchise will start playing in 2022 in the Dollar Loan Center, which is currently under construction in Henderson. The Knight Hawks will be the IFL’s 18th team.
“Our organization is thrilled to be bringing another pro sports franchise to Southern
Nevada,” said Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz. “Just like the Vegas
Golden Knights and the Henderson Silver Knights, the Vegas Knight Hawks will be a team
built to support the community they play in.”
The organization also announced that the team has hired Mike Davis as their first head
coach in franchise history. Davis joins the Knight Hawks after serving as the Defensive
Line Coach for the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts.
The Knight Hawks will have geographic rivals with three IFL teams in Arizona and another coming to San Diego in 2022. The IFL is nearing the end of its 2021 regular season after having started play in April.