Indoor arena football team coming to Topeka in 2019

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 11: Albany Empire defensive back Varmah Sonie (10) goes in for a tackle on Washington Valor wide receiver Josh Reese (19) during an Arena Football game between the Washington Valor and the Albany Empire on May 11, 2018, at Capital One Arena, in Washington, D.C. Albany defeated Washington 53-42. (Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire) (Icon Sportswire via AP Images)
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Spring football is coming to Topeka in the spring of 2019.

The National Gridiron League (NFL) released information on Wednesday that the capital city has been awarded the indoor arena league's second announced franchise--the Kansas Kapitals. The team will play its home games at the Kansas Expocentre.

“We are thrilled to welcome Topeka to the National Gridiron League,” said NGL President Joe McClendon, III, in a press release. “Topeka’s passion for football and the city's vision for our newest team is very exciting, and along with the explosive growth in the capital city, it’s the perfect time for the NGL to come to the great state of Kansas. The expansion of the NGL into Topeka marks yet another positive move forward in the execution of our 5-year strategic plan."

The indoor football season typically begins in mid- to late-winter and ends by mid-summer.

The NGL will announce the new team to the public on June 28 at 12:30 p.m. during a press conference at Landon Arena.

By the start of the season, the NGL plans to have awarded a total of twelve U.S. metropolitan cities with expansion teams.