|Central Florida Jaguars|
|American Indoor Football (2016)|
Elite Indoor Football Conference (2017)
|Team colors||Black, Vegas gold, teal, white|
|General manager||Dave Douberly|
|*Central Florida Jaguars (2016–2017)|
|League championships (0)|
|Conference championships (0)|
|Division championships (0)|
|*Lakeland Center (2016)
The Jags were the third indoor football team to call Lakeland home; the first team was the Lakeland Thunderbolts which played in the National Indoor Football League from 2005 until 2006 and later the American Indoor Football Association in 2007 (where they won the AIFA Championship Bowl that year before folding). After that, the Lakeland Raiders would play in the Ultimate Indoor Football League from 2012 until 2013, after which they would later join X-League Indoor Football and change their name to the Florida Marine Raiders, playing in the 2014 and 2015 seasons before the league's folding
The Jaguars joined American Indoor Football (AIF) before the beginning of the 2016 season and played their home games at the Lakeland Center. Their logo and colors were somewhat similar to the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. Following the 2016 season, the AIF ceased operations, leaving the Jaguars without a league. In October 2016, they became the charter member of the Elite Indoor Football Conference for the 2017 season. However, with the instability of the new league, they were removed from their home arena in 2017. All Elite Indoor Football Conference games were then announced to be played outdoors at Bartow Park in Bartow, Florida. The league and the Jags appear to have ceased operations during the 2017 season and all websites have lapsed.
Final AIF roster
|Central Florida Jaguars staff|
Statistics and records
|League Champions||Conference Champions||Division Champions||Playoff Berth||League Leader|
|Season||League||Division||Regular season||Postseason results|
Head coaches' records
|2016 Central Florida Jaguars season|
|Head Coach||Ronnie Ghent|
|General Manager||Robert Howe|
|Home Field||Lakeland Center|
701 West Lime Street
Lakeland, FL 33815
|Playoff Finish||Did not qualify|
|Previous season||Next season|
Key: Win Tie LossBye
All start times are local to home team
|1||Saturday||April 16||7:05pm||South Carolina Ravens||W 69–0||Lakeland Center|
|2||Saturday||May 21||7:05pm||Osceola Ravens||W 58–18||Lakeland Center|
|3||Saturday||May 28||7:05pm||Palm Beach Phantoms||Cancelled||Lakeland Center|
All start times are local to home team
|3||Saturday||March 12||7:05pm||Florida Tarpons||L 34–84||0–1||Lakeland Center|
|5||Sunday||March 26||7:05pm||Columbus Lions||L 42–90||0–2||Lakeland Center|
|6||Saturday||April 2||7:05pm||Myrtle Beach Freedom||L 34–47||0–3||Lakeland Center|
|7||Sunday||April 10||7:05pm||at Florida Tarpons||L 22–65||0–4||Germain Arena|
|9||Saturday||April 23||7:05pm||at Savannah Steam||W 44–35||1–4||Savannah Civic Center|
|10||Saturday||April 30||7:05pm||Florida Tarpons||L 25–81||1–5||Lakeland Center|
|11||Saturday||May 7||7:05pm||at Atlanta Vultures||W 2–0 (by forfeit)||2–5||Georgia International Convention Center|
|12||Sunday||May 15||7:05pm||at Florida Tarpons||L 16–81||2–6||Germain Arena|
2016 AIF Southern standings
|Team||W||L||T||PCT||PF||PA||PF (Avg.)||PA (Avg.)||STK|
|Myrtle Beach Freedom||4||4||0||.500||259||307||32.4||38.4||L1|
|Central Florida Jaguars||2||6||0||.250||219||483||27.4||60.4||L1|
- "The AIF Comes to Central Florida for the 2016 Season". American Indoor Football. August 12, 2015. http://aifprofootball.com/news/61-the-aif-comes-to-central-florida-for-the-2016-season.html. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
- Fredericksen, Brady (August 31, 2015). "New Lakeland team hopes to find success in 2016". TheLedger.com. The Ledger. http://www.theledger.com/article/20150831/SPORTS/150839958. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
- "Jags announce membership in EIFC". Elite Indoor Football Conference. http://eliteindoorfootballconference.com/news-h/28-jags-announce-memberbership-in-eifc.html. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
- "Central Florida Jags end season after cancelling final game". www.theledger.com. The Lakeland Ledger. May 25, 2016. http://www.theledger.com/article/20160525/NEWS/160529617/1343/SPORTS02?Title=Central-Florida-Jags-end-season-after-cancelling-final-game. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
- James Bennett Jr. (March 12, 2016). "Jags routed by Tarpons in inaugural game". www.theledger.com. The Lakeland Ledger. http://www.theledger.com/article/20160312/news/160319789. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
- James Bennett Jr. (March 26, 2016). "Jags lost 90-42 to defending AIFL champions". www.theledger.com. The Lakeland Ledger. http://www.theledger.com/article/20160326/NEWS/160329513/1343/SPORTS02?Title=Jags-lose-90-42-to-defending-AIFL-champions. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
- James Bennett Jr. (April 2, 2016). "Central Florida Jags fall 47-34 to Myrtle Beach Freedom". www.theledger.com. The Lakeland Ledger. http://www.theledger.com/article/20160402/NEWS/160409861/1343/SPORTS02?Title=Central-Florida-Jags-fall-47-34-to-Myrtle-Beach-Freedom. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
- "Indoor Football: Tarpons take down Jags". www.naplesnews.com. Naples Daily News. April 30, 2016. http://www.naplesnews.com/sports/other/indoor-football-tarpons-take-down-jags-31b7e3d4-ee3d-1a90-e053-0100007ff490-377714161.html. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
- "Indoor Football: Tarpons rout Jaguars". www.naplesnews.com. Naples Daily News. May 16, 2016. http://www.naplesnews.com/sports/other/indoor-football-tarpons-rout-jags-32e30bac-8a29-3b97-e053-0100007fd221-379594801.html. Retrieved May 16, 2016.