American Indoor Football Association (2006-2010), Indoor Football, World Gridiron

American Indoor Football Association 2007-2010

AIFA 2007

PWLTPFPAPct
North
*Reading Express161420.875
*Canton Legends141040.714
*Huntington Heroes151050.667
Pittsburgh Riverrats14770.500
Johnstown Riverhawks15690.400
Danville Demolition131120.077
Erie Freeze141130.071
South
*Lakeland Thunderbolts131120.846
*Tallahassee Titans141130.786
*Mississippi MudCats161330.786
Carolina Speed15870.533
Montgomery Bears14590.357
Florence Phantoms13490.308
Baltimore Blackbirds131120.077
Gulf Coast Raiders3030.000
American Indoor Football Association Standings 2007 [Reference: 1]

AIFA 2008

PWLTPFPAPct
EASTERN CONFERENCE
North
*Reading Express161150.688
*Erie Freeze151050.667
Baltimore Mariners144100.286
Canton Legends143110.214
East
*Florence Phantoms171340.766
*Huntington Heroes15690.400
Carolina Speed14680.429
Fayetteville Guard14590.357
WESTERN CONFERENCE
South
*Mississippi MudCats161420.875
*Columbus Lions151050.667
Augusta14770.500
Florida140140.000
West
*Wyoming Cavalry171340.766
*Arizona151140.733
New Mexico14590.357
Utah141130.071
American Indoor Football Association Standings 2008 [Reference: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Divisional Playoffs
03.07.2008Reading ExpressWErie FreezeL
04.07.2008Wyoming CavalryWArizonaL
05.07.2008Mississippi MudCatsWColumbus LionsL
07.07.2008Florence PhantomsWHuntington HeroesL
Conference Playoffs
10.07.2008Florence PhantomsWReading ExpressL
10.07.2008Mississippi MudCatsLWyoming CavalryW
AIFA Bowl II
19.07.2008Florence Phantoms48Wyoming Cavalry12
American Indoor Football Association Playoffs 2008 [Reference: 2]

AIFA 2009

PWLTPFPAPct
North
*Reading Express171430.824
*Baltimore Mariners15960.600
Harrisburg Stampede144100.286
DC Armor144100.286
Erie Freeze143110.241
South
*Columbus Lions161240.750
*Fayetteville Guard15870.533
Carolina Speed14770.500
South Carolina14770.500
Florence Phantoms14680.429
West
*Wyoming Cavalry161330.813
*Utah Valley151140.733
Ogden144100.286
New Mexico141130.071
American Indoor Football Association Standings 2009 [Reference: 3]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Divisional Playoffs
2009Reading ExpressWBaltimore MarinersL
2009Columbus LionsWFayetteville GuardL
2009Wyoming CavalryWUtah ValleyL
Conference Playoff
2009Reading ExpressWColumbus LionsL
AIFA Bowl III
2009Reading Express65Wyoming Cavalry42
American Indoor Football Association Playoffs 2009 [Reference: 3]

AIFA 2010

PWLTPFPAPct
East
*Baltimore Mariners1414001.000
Harrisburg Stampede141130.786
Erie Freeze14860.571
Reading Express14860.571
Richmond Raiders14680.429
Fayetteville Guard142120.143
New Jersey140140.000
West
*Wyoming Cavalry141310.923
San Jose14950.692
Wenatchee14860.571
Yakima14770.500
Wasilia144100.286
Ogden141130.071
American Indoor Football Association Standings 2010 [Reference: 7]
DateHome TeamAway Team
AIFA Bowl IV
2010Wyoming Cavalry42Baltimore Mainers57
American Indoor Football Association Playoffs 2010 [Reference: 4]

Report

Wyomg Cavalry appeared in three AIFA Bowl in-a-row from 2008-2010, losing all three – 48-12 to Florence Phantoms in 2008, 65-42 to Reading Express in 2009, and 57-42 to Baltimore Mariners in 2010.

About AIFA

The American Indoor Football association was a AA Indoor American Football League operating on a National basis. It followed on from the National Indoor Football League (2001-2007), taking some of the teams (Wyoming Cavalry, Fayetteville Guard). In 2011 the Eastern teams merged with the Southern Indoor Football League to form American Indoor Football (see:

About Indoor Football

Indoor Football, also known as Arena Football was developed in 1986 as an 8v8 form of Indoor American Football. After an initial few seasons where the game was developed with a 4 team league, a full seasons League with eventually over a dozen teams was developed in the 1990 which was considered by the Wall Street Journal to be a fifth major.

The Arena Football League over-expanded in the 2000s with a Minor League, and its importance (and number of teams) waned since it first experienced financial diffulties  in 2009, and it ceased operations after the 2019 season due to the legacy debt incurred.

There is now, however, Indoor Football Leagues all over America, all of which would now be considered Minor League or Semi-Pro (AAA, AA, or even A)

Indoor Football is played on a 50-yard field with two 8-yard endzones, and teams have 5 downs (attempts) to reach the endzone or the ball is turned over. 3 of those downs must be passing plays, making Indoor Football highly explosive and high scoring.

References

Internet Archive

[1] American Indoor Football Association | Wayback Machine (2007) Home [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20071017025549/http://www.aifaprofootball.com/ [Accessed 12 February 2020]

[2] American Indoor Football Association | Wayback Machine (2008) Home [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20081014184042/http://www.aifaprofootball.com/ [Accessed 12 February 2020]

[3] American Indoor Football Association | Wayback Machine (2009) Home [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20090919063717/http://www.aifaprofootball.com/[Accessed 12 February 2020]

[4] American Indoor Football Association | Wayback Machine (2010) Home [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20101008233740/http://www.aifaprofootball.com/[Accessed 12 February 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Bart Barden & Sam Thompson

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 18 February 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

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