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Encyclopedia > Quad City Steamwheelers
Quad City Steamwheelers
Conference American
Division Midwestern
Year founded 1999
Home arena The MARK of the Quad Cities
City, State Moline, Illinois
Indoor football championships
2000, 2001


The Quad City Steamwheelers are a professional arena football team. They are a charter member of the af2. They play their home games at The MARK of the Quad Cities in Moline, Illinois. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The MARK of the Quad Cities The MARK of the Quad Cities is a 9,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Moline, Illinois. ... Moline is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The MARK of the Quad Cities The MARK of the Quad Cities is a 9,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Moline, Illinois. ... Moline is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. ...


The team was founded on September 1, 1999 when the Quad Cities was awarded an Arena Football Franchise. Managing Owner Jim Foster coined the team's nickname. The Steamwheelers played its inaugural season in 2000 and dominated the league for its first two seasons. They went a perfect 19-0 in 2000 behind coach Frank Haege, even winning one game by a score of 103-3, en route to capturing the first-ever ArenaCup Championship. In 2001, the Steamwheelers nearly repeated that accomplishment by finishing 18-1 and winning a second-straight league title. However, the Steamwheelers were banned from the 2002 playoffs for salary cap violations under Haege. Subsequent seasons in 2002, 2003, and 2004 were still successful as they clinched two more division titles. However, the team failed to win any additional league championships and lost 14 games over that three-year span. The I-74 Bridge, connecting Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline, Illinois is located near the geographic center of the Quad Cities. ... Jim Foster is the founder of the Arena Football League in 1987. ... In professional sports, a salary cap (often called a wage cap in the United Kingdom) is a limit on the amount of money a team can spend on player salaries, either as a per-player limit or a total limit for the teams roster (or both). ...


Season-by-season

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

Season W L T Finish Playoff Results
2000 16 0 0 1st NC Won Round 1 (Pensacola)
Won Semifinal (Norfolk)
Won ArenaCup I (Tennessee Valley)
2001 15 1 0 1st NC Midwestern Won Round 1 (Macon)
Won Semifinal (Carolina)
Won ArenaCup II (Richmond)
2002 10 6 0 2nd NC Midwestern Banned from playoffs
2003 14 2 0 1st NC Midwestern Lost NC Semifinal (Arkansas)
2004 10 6 0 1st NC Midwestern Lost NC Round 1 (Louisville)
2005 9 7 0 3rd NC Midwestern Lost NC Round 1 (Rio Grande Valley)
2006 7 9 0 5th AC Eastern --
2007 -- -- -- -- --
Totals 87 34 0 (including playoffs)

Conference American & National Division Southeast & Southern Year founded 2000 Home arena Pensacola Civic Center City, State Pensacola, Florida ArenaCup championships none The Pensacola Barracudas were one of the 15 original teams to join the inaugural 2000 AF2 season. ... The Norfolk Nighthawks were a now-defunct charter member of af2. ... The Tennessee Valley Vipers is Huntsville, Alabamas af2 franchise, holding home games at the Von Braun Center. ... The Macon Knights are a professional arena football team, playing in the af2 league. ... Conference American Division Northeast & Eastern Year founded 2000 Home arena Bi-Lo Center City, State Greenville, South Carolina ArenaCup championships none The Carolina Rhinos were one of the original 15 teams to join the inaugural 2000 AF2 season. ... Conference American Division Northeast & Atlantic Year founded 2000 Home arena Richmond Coliseum City, State Richmond, Virginia ArenaCup championships none The Richmond Speed were one of the original 15 teams to join the inaugural 2000 AF2 season. ... The Arkansas Twisters are a professional arena football team. ... The Louisville Fire is an arena football team in af2. ... The Rio Grande Valley Dorados are a professional arena football team. ...

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AMERICAN CONFERENCE
EASTERN DIVISION

Albany Conquest
Manchester Wolves
Mahoning Valley Thunder
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers
af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The Albany Conquest are a professional arena football team based in Albany, New York. ... The Manchester Wolves are a professional arena football team, based at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. ... The Mahoning Valley Thunder are a professional af2 team. ... The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers are a professional arena football team. ...

MIDWESTERN DIVISION

Cincinnati Jungle Kats
Fort Wayne Fusion
Green Bay Blizzard
Louisville Fire
Quad City Steamwheelers
The Cincinnati Jungle Kats are a 2007 af2 expansion team that will play its home games at the U.S. Bank Arena. ... The Fort Wayne Fusion are a 2007 af2 expansion team in the Midwest Division of the American Conference. ... The Green Bay Blizzard is a professional arena football team, based at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. ... The Louisville Fire is an arena football team in af2. ...

WESTERN DIVISION

Bakersfield Blitz
Boise Burn
Central Valley Coyotes
Everett Hawks
Spokane Shock
Stockton Lightning
Tri-Cities Fever
The Bakersfield Blitz are a professional arena football team. ... The Boise Burn an af2 team scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Central Valley Coyotes are a professional arena football team. ... The Everett Hawks are a professional arena football team. ... The Spokane Shock are a professional arena football team in the af2 (a farm league to the Arena Football League). ... Conference National Division Western Year founded 2006 Home arena Stockton Arena City, State Stockton, California ArenaCup championships none The Stockton Lightning are a professional arena football team. ... The Tri-Cities Fever is a professional indoor football team in the National Indoor Football League. ...

NATIONAL CONFERENCE
CENTRAL DIVISION

Amarillo Dusters
Arkansas Twisters
Lubbock Renegades
Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz
Tulsa Talons
The Amarillo Dusters are a professional arena football team in the af2 league. ... The Arkansas Twisters are a professional arena football team. ... The Lubbock Renegades an af2 team scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz are a National Conference team of the AF2 Arena Football League. ... The Tulsa Talons are a professional arena football team. ...

SOUTHWESTERN DIVISION

Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings
Corpus Christi Sharks
Laredo Lobos
Rio Grande Valley Dorados
Texas Copperheads
The Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings are a member of the af2 based at Bossier Citys CenturyTel Center. ... The Corpus Christi Sharks an af2 team scheduled to begin play in 2007. ... The Laredo Lobos are a professional arena football team based out of Laredo, Texas. ... The Rio Grande Valley Dorados are a professional arena football team. ... The Texas Copperheads are a professional arena football team that in 2006 was based out of Katy, Texas. ...

SOUTHERN DIVISION

Alabama Steeldogs
Florida Firecats
South Georgia Wildcats
Tennessee Valley Vipers
The Alabama Steeldogs, originally known as the Birmingham Steeldogs, were incorporated in 2000 as one of the charter teams in the af2, the developmental league of the Arena Football League. ... The Florida Firecats are a professional arena football team. ... The Cape Fear Wildcats was a professional arena football team. ... The Tennessee Valley Vipers is Huntsville, Alabamas af2 franchise, holding home games at the Von Braun Center. ...


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