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Encyclopedia > National Indoor Football League
National Indoor Football League
Sport Indoor football
Founded 2001
No. of teams 5
Country(ies) Flag of the United States United States
Most recent champion(s) Fayetteville Guard, now with American Indoor Football Association
Official website www.niflfootball.com

National Indoor Football League is a minor league indoor football league that is based in the United States. For their first six years, the league had teams in markets not covered by either the Arena Football League or its developmental league, af2, however, that changed briefly with their expansion into AFL markets such as Atlanta, Denver, and Los Angeles, and af2 markets such as Fort Myers and Houston. Image File history File links NIFL.jpg Summary National Indoor Football League logo Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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. ... See also: 2000 in sports, other events of 2001, 2002 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500, a race that also saw the death of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt in an unspectacular crash during the... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Fayetteville Guard is a professional indoor 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. ... This article contains a list of developmental and minor sports leagues: two concepts which are largely restricted to North American sports. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Fort Myers is a city located in Lee County, Florida. ... Houston redirects here. ...

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History

The NIFL, based in Lafayette, Louisiana, was founded by Carolyn Shiver. The league started operations in 2001, with many teams coming from Indoor Football League being bought the previous year and folding operations. In 2002, the league added in the teams from the Indoor Professional Football League. 2003 was the most successful year for the league as 24 teams played a complete schedule, with no cancellations. : Hub City : The Heart of Cajun Country United States Louisiana Lafayette 47. ... The Indoor Football League began in 1999 as an offshoot of the troubled Professional Indoor Football League. ... The Indoor Professional Football League (IPFL) was the new incarnation of the Professional Indoor Football League, which started in 1998. ...


Before the 2005 season, nine teams left the league to form United Indoor Football. That same year though, the Intense Football League ceased operations and four teams from there joined the league. Those teams however, left the league before the 2006 season started. United Indoor Football is an indoor American football league that was started in 2005. ... The Intense Football League is an indoor football league founded by Chad Dittman in 2004. ...


The 2006 season, was the most chaotic for the league to that point. Ten expansion teams were added to the league, but nine of them had problems that reflected badly on the league. The most notable situation was the owner of the Montgomery Maulers firing the entire team over pay issues, which got covered in Sports Illustrated and ESPN. None of the ten expansion teams returned to the league for the next season. The Montgomery Maulers are a professional arena football team. ...


After the 2006 season, more than half the league's franchises left for other indoor leagues. In addition to the WIFL, teams left for UIF, the af2, and the AIFA. The NIFL started play in 2007 with 5 franchises from the 2006 and 19 expansion teams. The World Indoor Football League is an indoor football league that began play in 2007. ... United Indoor Football is an indoor American football league that was started in 2005. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... 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. ...


On May 11, 2007, ten franchises banded together and left the NIFL. These ten teams will play against each other as independents for the remainder of the 2007 season; as a group, their plans for the 2008 season and onwards are unclear.[1].


2008

For 2008, the league plans on reviving the 16 league-owned expansion teams, this time with a new management group to operate the teams. Some of the teams have been sold to outside owners. The league also plans on playing games outdoors.[2]


Current Teams

Atlantic Conference

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. ...

Pacific Conference

Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The San Antonio Steers are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The San Bernardino Bucking Bulls are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ...

Former Teams

Teams that left the NIFL to join (or plan to join) another league

The Arkansas Stars are a professional arena football team based out of Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States. ... The North American Indoor Football League is an indoor football league planning to start play in 2007. ... The Atlanta Thoroughbreds are an indoor football team. ... The Billings Outlaws are a professional arena football team. ... United Indoor Football is an indoor American football league that was started in 2005. ... 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 World Indoor Football League is an indoor football league that began play in 2007. ... 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. ... 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 Corpus Christi HammerHeads are a professional arena football team. ... The Intense Football League is an indoor football league founded by Chad Dittman in 2004. ... The Evansville BlueCats are a professional indoor football team. ... United Indoor Football is an indoor American football league that was started in 2005. ... The Everett Hawks are a professional arena football team. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The Fayetteville Guard is a professional indoor 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. ... The Fort Wayne Freedom are a professional indoor football team. ... United Indoor Football is an indoor American football league that was started in 2005. ... The Fort Wayne Fusion are a 2007 af2 (Arena Football Leagues minor league) expansion team in the Midwest Division of the American Conference. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The Johnstown Riverhawks are a professional indoor football team based out of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. ... 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. ... The Johnstown Riverhawks are a professional indoor football team based out of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. ... The Texas Copperheads is a professional arena football team based out of Cypress, Texas. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The Texas Copperheads is a professional arena football team based out of Cypress, Texas. ... The Lakeland Thuderbolts 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. ... The Lexington Horsemen are a professional Indoor football team. ... United Indoor Football is an indoor American football league that was started in 2005. ... The Montgomery Bears are a professional arena football team that play their home games at the Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, Alabama. ... 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. ... The Montgomery Bears are a professional arena football team that play their home games at the Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, Alabama. ... The Odessa Roughnecks is a professional indoor football team based in Odessa, Texas. ... The Intense Football League is an indoor football league founded by Chad Dittman in 2004. ... The Ohio Valley Greyhounds are a professional arena football team. ... United Indoor Football is an indoor American football league that was started in 2005. ... The Omaha Beef are a professional arena football team. ... United Indoor Football is an indoor American football league that was started in 2005. ... The Osceola Ghostriders are a professional indoor football team. ... The World Indoor Football League is an indoor football league that began play in 2007. ... The Osceola Ghostriders are a professional indoor football team. ... The River City Rage are a professional indoor football team in the United Indoor Football League. ... United Indoor Football is an indoor American football league that was started in 2005. ... The Rome Renegades 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. ... The World Indoor Football League is an indoor football league that began play in 2007. ... The San Angelo Stampede Express is a professional indoor football/arena football team in the U.S. state of Texas. ... The Intense Football League is an indoor football league founded by Chad Dittman in 2004. ... The San Diego Shockwave are a 2007 expansion team from the National Indoor Football League. ... The Sioux City Bandits are a professional arena football team. ... United Indoor Football is an indoor American football league that was started in 2005. ... The Sioux Falls Storm are a professional indoor football team. ... United Indoor Football is an indoor American football league that was started in 2005. ... The Louisiana Swashbucklers are a professional arena football team. ... The Intense Football League is an indoor football league founded by Chad Dittman in 2004. ... The Louisiana Swashbucklers are a professional arena football team. ... The Tri-Cities Fever is a professional indoor football team in the National Indoor Football League. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The Tri-Valley Ranchers are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Tupelo FireAnts were a professional indoor football team that played their home games at the BancorpSouth Center in Tupelo, Mississippi. ... United Indoor Football is an indoor American football league that was started in 2005. ... 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. ...

Defunct teams/failed expansion

The Tri-Valley Ranchers are a 2007 expansion team from the National Indoor Football League. ... The Atlantic City Cardsharks were a professional Indoor Football team playing their home games in the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. ... The Big Sky Thunder are a professional arena football team based out of Bozeman, Montana. ... The Billings Outlaws are a professional arena football team. ... The Colorado Castle Rocks are a 2007 expansion team from the National Indoor Football League. ... The Colorado Venom were an indoor football team based in Loveland, Colorado. ... The Colorado Wild Riders are a 2007 expansion team from the National Indoor Football League. ... Dallas redirects here. ... The Dayton Bulldogs are a team of the National Indoor Football League. ... The Daytona Beach Hawgs are a professional arena football team. ... The Denver Aviators are a 2007 expansion member of the National Indoor Football League. ... The Southern Oregon Heat were a professional indoor football team that played in the National Indoor Football League in 2001. ... The Florida Frenzy is a team of the National Indoor Football League. ... The Fort Myers Tarpons are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Fort Worth Sixers are a 2007 expansion team of the National Indoor Football League. ... The Fresno Fury are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Green Cove Lions are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Hattiesburg Playmakers are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Hammond Heroes are a team in the National Indoor Football League. ... The Louisiana Bayou Beast was a team in the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) in 1998, in the Indoor Professional Football League (IPFL) in 1999, and reincarated in 2001 in the National Indoor Football League (NIFL). ... The Houston Wild Riders are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Johnstown J Dogs are a defunct indoor football team. ... The Osceola Ghostriders are a professional indoor football team. ... The La Crosse Night Train were a professional arena football team. ... The Lake Charles Land Sharks were an indoor football team. ... The Lincoln Capitols are a professional indoor football team. ... The Long Beach Muscle Heads are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Los Angeles Diamonds are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Los Angeles Lynx are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... // Team History The Louisiana Bayou Beast was a team in the Professional Indoor Football League in 1998, in the Indoor Professional Football League in 1999, and reincarated in 2001 in the National Indoor Football League. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Beaumont Drillers. ... The Lubbock Gunslingers are a professional arena football team. ... The Lubbock Gunslingers are a professional arena football team. ... The Miami Vice Squad are an indoor football team. ... The Mississippi Fire Dogs are a defunct indoor football team from Biloxi, Mississippi. ... The Mobile Muskateers are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Mobile Seagulls were a professional indoor football team. ... The Fayetteville Guard is a professional indoor football team. ... The New Jersey XTreme are a professional arena football team. ... The Rome Renegades are a professional arena football team. ... The Palm Beach Phantoms are a team in the National Indoor Football League. ... The Palm Beach Waves are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Pomona Cool Riders are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Port St. ... The Pueblo Pistols are a 2007 expansion member of the National Indoor Football League. ... The Rapid City Flying Aces are a team in the National Indoor Football League. ... The River Cities LocoMotives were a professional indoor football team based in Huntington, West Virginia in 2001. ... The River City Rage are a professional indoor football team in the United Indoor Football League. ... The Sacramento Wildfire are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The San Francisco Quakes are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Sarasota Knights are an indoor football team. ... The River City Rage are a professional indoor football team in the United Indoor Football League. ... The Southern Oregon Heat were a professional indoor football team that played in the National Indoor Football League in 2001. ... The Staten Island Xtreme were a professional indoor football team that played in the National Indoor Football League in 2004. ... The Tampa Tide are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Johnstown Riverhawks are a professional indoor football team based out of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. ... The Tennessee River Sharks are a professional arena football team based out of East Ridge, Tennessee, a suburb of Chattanooga. ... The Johnstown Riverhawks are a professional indoor football team based out of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. ... The Twin City Gators are a team of the National Indoor Football League. ... The Utah Warriors are an Arena Football League franchise that will begin play in the 2006 season. ... The Marshals are a professional indoor football team. ... The Winston-Salem Energy is a now-defunct arena football, which a 2002 expansion member of the National Indoor Football League. ... The Winston-Salem Wildcats are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ...

Indoor Bowl games

Year Winner Loser Score
2001 Mississippi Fire Dogs Wyoming Cavalry 55-21
2002 Ohio Valley Greyhounds Billings Outlaws 55-52
2003 Ohio Valley Greyhounds Utah Warriors 45-37
2004 Lexington Horsemen Sioux Falls Storm 59-38
2005 Tri-Cities Fever Rome Renegades 47-31
2006 Billings Outlaws Fayetteville Guard 59-44
2007* Fayetteville Guard Wyoming Cavalry 48-34

*Note: The 2007 game was dubbed Indoor Football Championship Bowl as it was not an officially sanctioned game by the NIFL and both teams were removed from the league prior to the game being played. The Mississippi Fire Dogs are a defunct indoor football team from Biloxi, Mississippi. ... The Wyoming Cavalry are a professional arena football team. ... The Ohio Valley Greyhounds are a professional arena football team. ... The Billings Outlaws are a professional arena football team. ... The Ohio Valley Greyhounds are a professional arena football team. ... The Utah Warriors are an Arena Football League franchise that will begin play in the 2006 season. ... The Lexington Horsemen are a professional Indoor football team. ... The Sioux Falls Storm are a professional indoor football team. ... The Tri-Cities Fever is a professional indoor football team in the National Indoor Football League. ... The Rome Renegades are a professional arena football team. ... The Billings Outlaws are a professional arena football team. ... The Fayetteville Guard is a professional indoor football team. ... The Fayetteville Guard is a professional indoor football team. ... The Wyoming Cavalry are a professional arena football team. ...


See also

This is a list of current and defunct leagues of American football. ... // Atlantic Conference North Division Cincinnati Marshals - Dayton Bulldogs - River City Rage - Tennessee River Sharks - East Division Charleston Sandsharks - Sharky Fayetteville Guard - Grid Iron Joe Greensboro Revolution - Montgomery Maulers - South Division Florida Frenzy - Lakeland Thunderbolts - Osceola Football - Palm Beach Phantoms - Pacific Conference North Division Big Sky Thunder - Billings Football - Tri-Cities... The Indoor Bowl is the main championship game of the National Indoor Football League. ...

Notes

  1. ^ State Of The Marshals, press release, May 11th 2007
  2. ^ [1]

External links

National Indoor Football League (NIFL)
Atlantic Conference Pacific Conference
Columbia Stingers | Greensboro Revolution Beaumont Drillers | San Antonio Steers | San Bernardino Bucking Bulls
National Indoor Football League seasons
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2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 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. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The San Antonio Steers are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The San Bernardino Bucking Bulls are a team of the National Indoor Football League scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... This is a list of National Indoor Football League seasons since the league started in 2001. ... The 2001 National Indoor Football League season was the first season of the National Indoor Football League. ... The 2002 National Indoor Football League season was the second season of the National Indoor Football League. ... The 2003 National Indoor Football League season was the third season of the National Indoor Football League. ... The 2004 National Indoor Football League season was the fourth season of the National Indoor Football League. ... The 2005 National Indoor Football League season was the fifth season of the National Indoor Football League. ... The 2006 National Indoor Football League season was the fifth season of the National Indoor Football League. ... The 2007 National Indoor Football League season was the seventh season of the National Indoor Football League. ...


 
 

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