The newly formed Yakima Canines indoor football team held a press conference this morning (Feb. 26) to sign a one-year agreement with State Fair Park to play their home games in the Yakima Valley SunDome.

On hand were Canines Owner and Head Coach Warren Reynolds, Co-owner and Defensive Coach Michael Foster as well as new Central Washington State Fair CEO Kathy Kramer. Members of the team were also available to answer questions about the American West Football Conference in which Yakima will be the fifth team along with squads from Reno, Wenatchee, Tri-Cities and Idaho.

This will be the third attempt at professional indoor/arena football in Yakima following one-year stints by the Yakima Shockwave and the Yakima Valley Warriors in 2001 and 2010, respectively.

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Yakima will have six home and road games with the schedule opening March 14 in the Toyota Center in Kennewick when they face the Tri-Cities Fire. The Canines will have their home opener April 4 against the Reno Express.

Season and single game tickets are available now online at

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