This is a list of seasons completed by the Columbus Destroyers. The Destroyers are a professional arena football franchise of the Arena Football League (AFL), based in Columbus, Ohio. The team was established in 1999 as the Buffalo Destroyers. Though the Destroyers have never had a winning season in the regular season, the franchise has made the playoffs three times in its history. While in Buffalo, the Destroyers lost both playoff games in which they played. Following the 2003 season, the franchise's then owner Mark Hamister announced that he was moving the team to Columbus. The franchise did not fare much better after relocating. However in 2007, the Destroyers qualified for the playoffs as the sixth and lowest seed in the National Conference. They went on to defeat the conference's top three seeds that season, before losing ArenaBowl XXI 55–33. Prior to the 2009 season, the AFL announced that it had suspended operations indefinitely and canceled the 2009 season. Since moving to Columbus, the Destroyers have played its home games in Nationwide Arena.

ArenaBowl Champions ArenaBowl Appearance Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses
Buffalo Destroyers
1999 AFL National Eastern 4th 1 13
2000 AFL National Eastern 3rd 5 9 Lost Wild Card Round (Arizona) 41–34
2001 AFL National Eastern 4th 6 8
2002 AFL National Eastern 2nd 6 8 Lost Wild Card Round (Orlando) 32–27
2003 AFL National Eastern 4th 5 11
Columbus Destroyers
2004 AFL National Eastern 4th 6 10
2005 AFL National Eastern 4th 2 14
2005 AFL National Eastern 4th 8 8
2007 AFL National Eastern 3rd 7 9 Won Wild Card Round (Tampa Bay) 56–55
Won Divisional Round (Dallas) 66–59
Won Conference Championship (Georgia) 66–56
Lost ArenaBowl XXI (San Jose) 55–33
2008 AFL National Eastern 5th 3 13
2009 The AFL suspended operations for the 2009 season.[1]
Total 49 103 (includes only regular season)
3 3 (includes only the postseason)
52 106 (includes both regular season and postseason)


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