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Encyclopedia > Fayetteville Guard
Fayetteville Guard
Founded 2003
Arena Cumberland County Crown Coliseum
Based in Fayetteville, North Carolina
Colors Black, green, gold
League American Indoor Football Association
Head coach Charles Gunnings
Official Dance Team Reveille
Mascot Grid Iron Joe

The Fayetteville Guard is a professional indoor football team. They were a member of the National Indoor Football League from 2003-2007, but will join the American Indoor Football Association in 2008. They play their home games at the Cumberland County Crown Coliseum. The team began play in 2003 as the Myrtle Beach Stingrays of the National Indoor Football League in the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, compiling a 6-8 record in their inaugural season. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cumberland County Crown Coliseum is a 8,920-seat multi-purpose arena in Fayetteville, North Carolina. ... Cross Creek Linear Park Fayetteville is a city located in Cumberland County, North Carolina. ... The American Indoor Football Association (originally the Atlantic Indoor Football League, later American Indoor Football League) began play in 2005 with six teams based in the eastern United States. ... Indoor football is a variation of American football with rules modified to make it suitable for play within basketball gymnasiums and, particularly, ice hockey arenas. ... National Indoor Football League is a defunct minor league indoor football association that was based in the United States. ... The American Indoor Football Association (originally the Atlantic Indoor Football League, later American Indoor Football League) began play in 2005 with six teams based in the eastern United States. ... Cumberland County Crown Coliseum is a 8,920-seat multi-purpose arena in Fayetteville, North Carolina. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... National Indoor Football League is a defunct minor league indoor football association that was based in the United States. ... Myrtle Beach Convention Center is a 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ...


At the beginning of the 2004 season, the NIFL pulled them out of Myrtle Beach, and the team almost folded. However, some local investors saved the team, playing as the Carolina Stingrays in the Florence Civic Center. They managed to finish 3-6 in their shortened season. shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Florence Civic Center The Florence Civic Center is a 7,426-seat multi-purpose arena in Florence, South Carolina. ...


The following year, the team was purchased again and moved to Fayetteville to replace af2's Cape Fear Wildcats, who had moved to Albany, Georgia and are currently playing as the South Georgia Wildcats. The new team had originally been called the Fayetteville Heat, but later on changed their name to the Fayetteville Guard. The team started their season 0-5, but went 7-2 in their final nine regular season games, thus earning them a 7-7 record and a playoff berth. The team defeated the Dayton Warbirds in the first round, but lost to the Cincinnati Marshals in the divisional round. af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The Cape Fear Wildcats was a professional arena football team. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Georgia Country United States State Georgia County Dougherty Government  - Mayor Willie Adams, Jr. ... The Cape Fear Wildcats was a professional arena football team. ... Dayton Warbirds was an United Indoor Football franchise located in Dayton, Ohio. ... City [[Cincinnati, Ohio]] Team colors {{{colors}}} Head Coach {{{coach}}} Owner(s) {{{owner}}} General manager {{{general manager}}} Local radio Announcer(s): {{{announcers}}} League/Conference affiliations National Indoor Football League ({{{NIFL_start_yr}}}-present) {{{division_hist}}} Team history Cincinnati Marshals ({{{hist_yr}}}-present) League titles League Championships (0) Conference Championships (0) Division Championships (0) Home fields...


The Guard did even better in 2006, posting a 13-1 record in the regular season, then defeating the Lakeland Thunderbolts and River City Rage en route to Indoor Bowl VI, where they would lose to the Billings Outlaws. The Lakeland Thuderbolts are a professional arena football team. ... The River City Rage are a professional indoor football team. ... The Billings Outlaws are a professional arena football team. ...


In August 2006, it was reported that the Guard were moving to the World Indoor Football League [1]. However, the Guard denied these rumors by announcing that they were staying in the NIFL in a press conference two months later. The World Indoor Football League is a new indoor football league scheduled to begin play in 2007. ...


During a May 7, 2007 conference call, a group of NIFL team owners led by Guard owner Richard King decided to take control of the troubled league [2]; a decision that was approved by NIFL director of football operations Cleveland Gary. The ten teams involved will finish out the season playing only against each other. Cleveland Everette Gary (born May 4, 1966 in Stuart, Florida), is an American former professional football player who was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1st round (26th overall) of the 1989 NFL Draft. ...


After a troubled NIFL season, the Guard will play against the Wyoming Cavalry in the Indoor Football Bowl Championship, an unsanctioned championship game between the two conference leaders. A day before the game, Guard owner Richard King announced they have decided to join the American Indoor Football Association[3].

Contents

Season-by-Season

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff Results
Myrtle Beach Stingrays (NIFL)
2003 6 8 0 3rd Atlantic Southern --
Carolina Stingrays (NIFL)
2004 3 6 0 3rd Atlantic Southern --
Fayetteville Guard (NIFL)
2005 7 7 0 3rd Atlantic Central Won AC Quarterfinal (Dayton)
Lost AC Divisional (Cincinnati)
2006 13 1 0 1st Atlantic Central Won AC Semifinal (Lakeland)
Won AC Championship (River City)
Lost Indoor Bowl VI (Billings)
*2007 11 0 0 1st Atlantic --
Totals 42 24 0 (including playoffs)

* = Current Standing Dayton Warbirds was an United Indoor Football franchise located in Dayton, Ohio. ... The Marshals are a professional indoor football team. ... The Lakeland Thuderbolts are a professional arena football team. ... The River City Rage are a professional indoor football team. ... The Billings Outlaws are a professional arena football team. ...


2005

Date Opponent Result Att. Record
Regular Season
March 26 at River City L, 46-43 3,892 0-1
April 2 Odessa L, 52-46 2,991 0-2
April 9 at Cincinnati L, 57-54 4,208 0-3
April 16 Rome L, 60-57 2,828 0-4
April 23 at Montgomery L, 35-20 3,965 0-5
April 30 Montgomery W, 64-21 N/A 1-5
May 8 at Rome L, 48-45 (OT) 1,250 1-6
May 13 at Kissimmee W, 47-34 1,102 2-6
May 21 River City W, 60-51 N/A 3-6
May 28 Cincinnati W, 48-34 1,634 4-6
June 4 Kissimmee W, 55-14 2,600 5-6
June 11 Daytona Beach W, 41-37 4,012 6-6
June 18 at SW Louisiana L, 53-38 4,012 6-7
June 25 Miami W, 62-2 3,012 7-7
First Round
July 9 Dayton W, 78-63 2,180 8-7
Divisional Round
July 16 Cincinnati L, 70-69 3,443 8-8

2006

Date Opponent Result Att. Record
Regular Season
March 25 at Montgomery W, 44-7 2,144 1-0
April 1 at Osceola W, 58-55 1,897 2-0
April 9 at Florida W, 44-41 N/A 3-0
April 14 at Greensboro W, 45-26 3,218 4-0
April 22 Osceola W, 54-51 3,200 5-0
April 29 at Lakeland L, 60-41 2,697 5-1
May 4 at Charleston W, 62-44 1,800 6-1
May 13 Cincinnati W, 70-26 2,097 7-1
May 20 Palm Beach W, 59-20 2,000 8-1
May 27 Palm Beach W, 70-0 4,185 9-1
June 3 Tennessee W, 78-14 2,645 10-1
June 10 Greensboro W, 58-40 1,563 11-1
June 17 Charleston W, 74-14 1,241 12-1
June 24 Montgomery W, 68-14 2,385 13-1
Divisional Round
July 16 Lakeland W, 44-18 3,129 14-1
Conference Championship
July 22 at RiverCity W, 72-70 (OT) 3,223 15-1
Indoor Bowl VI
July 28 Billings L, 59-44 7,934 15-2

2007

Date Opponent Result Record
Regular Season
March 31 Columbia W, 69-18 1-0
April 14 The Marshals W, 77-14 2-0
April 20 at Greensboro W, 60-28 3-0
April 28 at The Marshals W, 59-28 4-0
May 5 Atlanta W, 64-22 5-0
May 26 at Columbia W, 34-24 6-0
June 2 Greensboro W, 68-28 7-0
June 9 The Marshals W, 91-6 8-0
June 23 Columbia W, 108-0 9-0
June 30 at Greensboro W, 63-24 10-0
July 7 Greensboro W, 47-0 11-0

External links

National Indoor Football League (NIFL)
Atlantic Conference Pacific Conference
Atlanta Thoroughbreds | Columbia Stingers | Fayetteville Guard | Greensboro Revolution | The Marshals Beaumont Drillers | San Bernardino Bucking Bulls | San Diego Shockwave | Tri-Valley Ranchers | Wyoming Cavalry
American Indoor Football Association (AIFA)
Northern Conference Southern Conference
Canton Legends | Erie Freeze | Huntington Heroes | Johnstown Riverhawks | Pittsburgh RiverRats | Reading Express Baltimore Blackbirds | Carolina Speed | Florence Phantoms | Gulf Coast Raiders | Lakeland Thunderbolts | Mississippi Mudcats | Montgomery Bears | Tallahassee Titans
Scheduled to begin play in 2008: Carolina Sandsharks | Fayetteville Guard
Defunct AIFL/AIFA teams: AIFL Ghostchasers | Binghamton Brigade/Brigadiers | Carolina Ghostriders | Carolina Sharks | Chattahoochee Valley Vipers | Danville Demolition | Syracuse Soldiers
Related articles: American Indoor Football Association | AIFA Championship Bowl | Arena football | Indoor football


National Indoor Football League is a defunct minor league indoor football association that was based in the United States. ... The Atlanta Thoroughbreds are an indoor football team. ... The Columbia Stingers a team in the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Greensboro Revolution are a team in the National Indoor Football League. ... The Marshals are a professional indoor football team. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The San Bernardino Bucking Bulls are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The San Diego Shockwave are a 2007 expansion team from the National Indoor Football League. ... The Tri-Valley Ranchers are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Wyoming Cavalry are a professional arena football team. ... The American Indoor Football Association (originally the Atlantic Indoor Football League, later American Indoor Football League) began play in 2005 with six teams based in the eastern United States. ... AIFL team Name = Canton Legends Conference = North Founded = 2005 Arena = Canton Memorial Civic Center City, State = Canton, Ohio Conference Titles = none Presidents Cup Championships = none The Canton Legends are a professional indoor football team based out of Canton, Ohio. ... Template:AIFL team The Erie Freeze is a charter member of the American Indoor Football League and the team is located in Erie, Pennsylvania. ... The Huntington Heroes are an expansion franchise of the American Indoor Football League that began play in March 2006. ... The Johnstown Riverhawks are a professional indoor football team based out of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. ... The Pittsburgh RiverRats are an American Indoor Football Association team scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Reading Express are a professional arena football team based out of Reading, Pennsylvania. ... The Baltimore Blackbirds are an indoor football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Carolina Speed are a franchise of the American Indoor Football Association scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Florence Phantoms are a professional arena football team based out of Florence, South Carolina, in the United States. ... The Gulf Coast Raiders are an indoor football team. ... The Lakeland Thuderbolts are a professional arena football team. ... The Mississippi Mudcats are a team of the American Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Montgomery Bears are a professional arena football team that play their home games at the Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, Alabama. ... The Tallahassee Titans are an American Indoor Football League team to begin play in 2007. ... The Carolina Sandsharks are a professional indoor football team based in North Charleston, South Carolina, a suburb of the metropolitan area of Charleston, South Carolina. ... The AIFL Ghostchasers is an all-road team that was created four weeks into the 2006 AIFL season after the Carolina Ghostriders lost 15-straight games and declared themselves inactive. ... The Binghamton Brigade was a proposed professional indoor football team in the American Indoor Football League. ... The Carolina Ghostriders is a now-defunct arena football team and they were a charter member of the American Indoor Football League. ... The Carolina Ghostriders is a now-defunct arena football team and they were a charter member of the American Indoor Football League. ... The Chattahoochee Valley Vipers (or the Valley Vipers for short) were a professional indoor football team based out of Columbus, Georgia. ... The Danville Demolition are an American Indoor Football Association team that began play in 2007. ... The Syracuse Soldiers was a 2006 expansion member of the American Indoor Football League. ... The American Indoor Football Association (originally the Atlantic Indoor Football League, later American Indoor Football League) began play in 2005 with six teams based in the eastern United States. ... American Bowl Championship Trophy won by Canton Legends in 2006 The AIFA Championship Bowl is the main championship game of the American Indoor Football Association. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... Indoor football is a variation of American football with rules modified to make it suitable for play within basketball gymnasiums and, particularly, ice hockey arenas. ...

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Sports teams based in North Carolina
Australian Rules Football USAFL/EAFL: North Carolina Tigers, WAFA: North Carolina Lady Tigers
Baseball IL: Durham BullsCharlotte Knights, SL: Carolina Mudcats, CL: Kinston Indians • Winston-Salem Warthogs, SAL: Asheville TouristsGreensboro GrasshoppersHickory CrawdadsKannapolis Intimidators, ApL: Burlington Royals, CPL: Asheboro Copperheads • Edenton Steamers • Fayetteville Swampdogs • Gastonia Grizzlies • New Bern River Rats • Outer Banks Daredevils • Thomasville Hi-Toms • Wilson Tobs
Basketball NBA: Charlotte Bobcats, PBL: Wilmington Sea Dawgs, WBA: Wilson Hardhats
Football NFL: Carolina Panthers, AIFA: Carolina Speed, NIFL: Fayetteville Guard, Greensboro Revolution, WPFL: Carolina Queens
Hockey NHL: Carolina Hurricanes, ECHL: Charlotte Checkers, SPHL: Fayetteville FireAntz, Twin City Cyclones
Rugby SL: Charlotte RFC
Soccer USL-1: Carolina RailHawks, USL-2: Charlotte EaglesWilmington Hammerheads, PDL: Carolina DynamoCary RailHawks U23's, WL: Charlotte Lady Eagles
College athletics
(NCAA Division I)
Appalachian StateCampbellCharlotteDavidsonDukeEast CarolinaElonHigh PointNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina StateUNC-AshevilleUNC-GreensboroUNC-WilmingtonWestern CarolinaWake Forest

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Air: The Fayetteville Regional Airport is served by Delta Air Lines and US Airways, with daily flights to Charlotte (Charlotte Douglas International Airport) and Atlanta (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport) and seasonal service to Philadelphia (Philadelphia International Airport).
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