The Blackbirds played a predominant road schedule (eight away games, five at home), finishing with a record of 1-12. The team suffered severe financial problems, which resulted in players and coaches not receiving paychecks from their last two games for several months. Simpson resigned as head coach on August 3, 2007, expressing doubt about the future of the team. Three days later the AIFA moved to expel the Blackbirds from the league for breach of contract resulting from the Blackbirds negotiations with other leagues.
The arena lease was held by the league who opted to replace them with a new team which brought about the creation of the Baltimore Mariners.