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American Indoor Football Logo [Reference: 8]

AIF 2012

East Coast
*Cape Fear Heroes88005532291.000
Harrisburg Stampede9720529210.778
Carolina Force8440279340.500
Tri-State Redhawks4130105236.250
Maryland Reapers6150220347.167
Macon Steel6150174326.167
Virginia Badgers303044186.000
West Coast
*California Eagles5320272198.600
Northern Alameda Knights1010665.000
Nevada Lynx303044198.000
American Indoor Football Standings 2012 [Reference: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
AIF Championship
2012Cape Fear Heroes79California Eagles27
AIF Chamionship Game 2012 [Reference: 6]

AIF 2013

*Cape Fear Heroes
*Harrisburg Stampede
*York Capitals
Washington Eagles
Virginia Badgers
American Indoor Football Standings 2013 [Reference: 6]
DateHome TeamAway Team
2013Harrisburg StampedeWYork Capitals
AIF Championship
13.06.2013Cape Fear Heroes42Harrisburg Stampede57
AIF Championship Game 2013 [Reference: 6]

AIF 2014

Rochester Raiders
Atlanta Sharks
Baltimore Mariners
Cape Fear Heroes
Cleveland Patriots
Washington Eagles
York Capitols
American Indoor Football Standings 2013 [Reference: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
AIF Championship
AIF Championship Game 2014

AIF 2015

*York Capitals55002281261.000
Chicago Bliz8620346193.750
ASI Panthers6420276152.667
Atlanta Sharks413052140.250
Maryland Eagles303044120.000
American Indoor Football Standings 2015 [Reference: 4]

AIF 2016

Northern Division
*West Michigan Ironmen10820621370.800
River City Raiders9720452289.778
Lehigh Valley Steelhawks10730519331.700
Chicago Bliz7430239170.571
Philadelphia Yellow Jackets7430266169.571
Penn Capitals8440373338.500
Triangle Torch7340292359.429
Winston Wildcats8350139300.375
Maryland Eagles202019116.000
Northern Kentucky Nightnare3030116256.000
Southern Division
*Columbus Lions1111008013091.000
Florida Tarpons10820626301.800
Myrtle Beach Freedom9450296385.444
Georgia Firebirds8350236350.375
Savannah Steam9 360284407.333
Central Florida Jags8260219483.250
Atlanta Vultures716067143.167
Western Division
*New Mexico Stars8620534154.750
Corpus Christi Fury3210168112.667
Steel City Menace303022171.000
American Indoor Football Standings 2016 [Reference: 5]
DateHome TeamAway Team
AIF Championship
19.06.2016Columbus Lions74West Michigan Ironmen32
AIF Championship Game 2016 [Reference: 7]

About AIF

American Indoor Football came about after the merger of the eastern teams in the American Indoor Football Association and Southern Indoor Football League in 2011. The League folded after the 2016 season.

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.


Internet archive

[1] American Indoor Football | Wayback Machine (2012) American Indoor Football Standings [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20120807101443/http://aifprofootball.com/index.php?option=com_gridiron&view=league&itemid=216 [Accessed 5 June 2017]

[2] American Indoor Football | Wayback Machine (2014) American Indoor Football [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20140124162856/http://aifprofootball.com/index.php?option=com_gridiron&view=league&itemid=216 [Accessed 5 June 2017]

[5] American Indoor Football | Wayback Machine (2016) American Indoor Football [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20160625131505/http://aifprofootball.com/ [Accessed 5 June 2017]

[6] American Indoor Football | Wayback Machine (2016) HISTORY OF THE AIF | American Indoor Football [American Indoor Football 2012-2015] [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20150919163117/http://aifprofootball.com/about/history-of-the-aif.html [Accessed 5 June 2017]

[7] American Indoor Football | Wayback Machine (2016) Lions capture AIF title in bizarre blowout fashion [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20160703104137/http://aifprofootball.com/news-h/126-lions-capture-aif-title-in-bizarre-blowout-fashion.html [Accessed 18 February 2020]


[4] AIFProFootball | Screenshots (2015) AIFProFootball,com [Internet] Available from: http://www.screenshots.com/aifprofootball.com/2015-05-30 [Accessed 16 September 2017][Broken Link]

Internet Encyclopedias

[8] Wikipedia (2020) American Indoor Football Logo [Internet] Available from: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f0/AmericanIndoorFootball.PNG [Accessed 18 February 2020]


Thanks to Tim Leadingham

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Last Updated: 18 February 2020

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