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Memphis Xplorers
Established 2000
Folded 2006
Played in DeSoto Civic Center
in Southaven, Mississippi
League/conference affiliations
af2 (20012006)
  • National Conference (2001–2003)
    • South Central Division (2001)
    • Central Division (2002–2003)
  • American Conference (2004)
    • Midsouthern Division (2004)
  • National Conference (2005)
    • Midwest Division (2005)
  • American Conference (2006)
    • Southern Division (2006)
Team colorsForest green, gold, white
              
Personnel
Owner(s)Will Wolford
General managerTrey Medlock
Head coachCollins Sanders Jr. (2001)
Danton Barto (2002–2006)
Team history
*Memphis Xplorers (2001–2006)
Championships
League championships (1)
2005
Conference championships (1)
2005
Division championships (1)
2005
Playoff appearances (4)
2004, 2005, 2006
Home arena(s)
*DeSoto Civic Center (2001–2006)

The Memphis Xplorers were a professional arena football team. They were a 2001 expansion member of the af2. They played their home games at DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Mississippi (a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee). The team's logo featured the likeness of the namesake of both the venue and the team, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto.

On October 11, 2006, the team announced that they would not return for the 2007 season.[1]

In October 2007, local teacher Patrick Smith and a partner purchased the Memphis Xplorers for $100,000. There were plans to bring the team back for the 2009 season, with the possibility of the team's name being changed to the Midsouth Mafia. These plans never came to fruition.

Season-by-seasonEdit

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2001 3 13 0 7th NC South Central --
2002 5 11 0 4th NC Central --
2003 6 10 0 3rd NC Central --
2004 10 6 0 2nd AC Mid-South Lost Week 1 (Florida 35, Memphis 33)
2005 13 3 0 1st NC Midwest[2] Won Week 2 (Memphis 71, Amarillo 30)
Won NC Championship (Memphis 58, Rio Grande Valley 49)
Won ArenaCup VI (Memphis 63, Louisville 41)
2006 11 5 0 2nd AC Southern Won Round 1 (Memphis 83, Louisville 61)
Lost Round 2 (Green Bay 67, Memphis 50)
Totals 52 50 0 (including playoffs)

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