This is a list of seasons completed by the Utah Blaze. The Blaze are a professional arena football franchise of the Arena Football League (AFL), based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The team was established in 2006, and currently plays their home games at EnergySolutions Arena. In their first three seasons of existence, the Blaze made the playoffs in every season of their existence, but never won a playoff game. In the 2008 season, the team lost their first nine games, but after winning the last six out of seven games of the regular season, clinched a playoff berth along with two other teams who finished with a 6–10 record. Prior to the 2009 season, the AFL announced that it had suspended operations indefinitely and canceled the 2009 season. The Blaze would not play at all in 2009.
The Utah Valley Thunder of the American Indoor Football Association joined the AFL when it was announced that the league had relaunched. On January 26, 2010, the Thunder's ownership announced the team would assume the Blaze name, as well as its history.
|ArenaBowl Champions||ArenaBowl Appearance||Division Champions||Playoff Berth|
|Season||League||Conference||Division||Regular season||Postseason results|
|2006||AFL||American||Western||3rd||7||9||Lost Wild Card Round (Arizona) 34–57|
|2007||AFL||American||Western||3rd||8||8||Lost Wild Card Round (Los Angeles) 42–64|
|2008||AFL||American||Western||3rd||6||10||Lost Wild Card Round (Colorado) 44–49|
|2009||The AFL suspended operations for the 2009 season.|
|Total||23||41||(includes only regular season)|
|0||3||(includes only the postseason)|
|23||44||(includes both regular season and postseason)|
References[edit | edit source]
- "Utah Blaze — Team History". Arena Fan. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=history&team=112. Retrieved January 14, 2010.
- Wade Jewkes (January 27, 2010). "Utah Blaze are reborn in new league". Desert News. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705361304/Utah-Blaze-are-reborn-in-new-league.html. Retrieved August 10, 2010.
- "AFL suspends 2009 season". Arena Football League. http://www.arenafootball.com/ViewArticle.dbml?&ATCLID=3633481&DB_OEM_ID=3500. Retrieved November 19, 2009.[dead link]