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robertboyd 01-05-2007 11:25 PM

List of dead teams and cities
 
Hello, I'm wondering if people can help me compile a list of cities and teams that used to have indoor/arena football teams but dont anymore.

I'll start first

Carolina GhostRiders - Asheville NC

mrinsideto-u 01-06-2007 12:33 AM

dead teams
 
Dayton, Ohio

PIONEERSFAN101 01-06-2007 10:23 AM

www.angelfire.com/pa5/indoorfootball

Just go to all the historical team sections and you should be able to compile a list rather quickly.

mvhcpa 01-07-2007 12:07 AM

One of my favorites...
 
...was, at least name-wise, the Minnesota Fighting Pike (AFL)! MVH

BMAN 01-09-2007 12:21 PM

The Milwaukee Mustangs-AFL

off_the_nets 01-25-2007 03:36 PM

Here are some cities:

Baton Rouge, LA (Arena2- Blaze)
Lafayette, LA. (Arena2- Roughnecks)
Columbus, GA. (Arena2- Wardogs; AIFL- Vipers)
Syracuse, NY (AIFL- Soldiers)
Miami, FL. (Arena- Bobcats and Hooters; NIFL- Morays)
Jacksonville, FL. (Arena2- Tomcats)
Mobile, AL. (Arena2- Wizards; IPFL/NIFL- Seagulls)
Honolulu, HI. (Arena2- Islanders; IPFL- Hurricanes; IPFL- Hammerheads)
Rome, GA. (NIFL/AIFL/WIFL- Renegades)
Buffalo, NY (Arena- Destroyers)
Rochester, NY (Arena2- Brigade)
Charleston, SC (Arena2- Swamp Foxes; NIFL- Sandsharks)
Myrtle Beach, SC. (NIFL- Stingrays)
Des Moines, IA- (Arena/Arena2- Barnstormers)
Anaheim, CA. (Arena- Piranhas)
Charlotte, NC (Arena- Rage and Cobras)
Hartford, CT. (Arena- Coyotes)
Providence, RI. (Arena- Steamrollers)
Worchester, MA. (Arena- Marauders)
Detroit, MI. (Arena- Drive and Fury)
Sacramento, CA. (Arena- Attack)
Fort Worth, TX. (Arena- Cavalry)
Fort Collins, CO. (NIFL- Venom)
Indianapolis, IN. (Arena- Firebirds)
Houston, TX. (Arena- Terror and Thunderbears)
East Rutherford, NJ (Arena- Red Dogs/Gladiators; NIFL- Xtreme)
Memphis, TN. (Arena- Pharaohs)
Portland, OR. (Arena- Forest Dragons)
Eugene, OR. (NIFL- Mercury)
Waco, TX. (NIFL- Marshalls)
Peoria, IL. (IFL/Arena2- Pirates, UIF- Rough Riders)
Houma, LA. (NIFL- Bucks)
Kissimmee, FL. (NIFL- Kreatures)
Lincoln, NE. (IFL/Arena2- Lightning; NIFL- Capitols)
Monroe, LA. (NIFL- Beast)
Biloxi, MS. (NIFL- Firedogs)

Ok, my fingers are getting tired. LOL! I'll send more later. :-D

nksports 01-25-2007 04:16 PM

Topeka, KS (IFL Knights. they also went by another name for a year)
Wichita, KS (IFL/af2 Warlords, changed name to Stealth in af2)
Enid, OK (NIFL Oklahoma Crude)
Kearney, NE (NIFL, Tri-Cities Diesel)

tony-o 01-25-2007 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by off_the_nets (Post 32689)
Columbus, GA. (Arena2- Wardogs; AIFL- Vipers)

Columbus has the Lions now.
Quote:

Originally Posted by nksports (Post 32701)
Topeka, KS (IFL Knigts. they also went by another name for a year)
Wichita, KS (IFL/af2 Warlords, changed name to Stealth in af2)

Topeka has the Kansas Koyotes and Wichita has the Wild.

nksports 01-25-2007 11:27 PM

Kansas indoor history
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tony-o (Post 32706)
Columbus has the Lions now.

Topeka has the Kansas Koyotes and Wichita has the Wild.

The Knights were a different franchise than the Koyotes. When OPE (the then operating name for the Orlando Predators), which was an af2 operator, bought the IFL, the Topeka franchise wasn't taken in the deal and allowed to fold. (They didn't draw much in their second season. They played under a different name their first season, but I can't remember the name.)
The Koyotes (an APFL) were formed a year or two later.
Some of the other IFL refugees formed a league that would later become part of the NIFL.

In the IFL-af2 "merger," the Wichita franchise (then the Warlords) was transfered to the AFL Oklahoma Stampede ownership, then Grand Rapids, then sold to a Wichita businessman. The Wichita franchise was re-named the Stealth. That franchise folded. The owner's non-football business went belly up, and the league operated the team for the remainder of the 2004 season. The league tried to sell the franchise, but there were no takers due to arena questions (the Kansas Coliseum was at the time set to be shut down for two years for renovations and the new arena vote hadn't taken place yet.)

The APFL Aviators formed (just barely in time) for the 2005 season.

BTW -- You can add (Oklahoma City) Oklahoma Stampede (AFL) to the list. The Yard Dawgs came a year or two later.

nksports 01-25-2007 11:32 PM

Another couple of adds to the list:
(Overland Park) Kansas Storm (APFL travel team in 2005)
St. Joseph, Mo. Storm (APFL, another long story. The short version: bogarted by the NIFL).


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