National Indoor Football League was a professional indoor football league in the United States. For their first six years, the league had teams in markets not covered by either the Arena Football League or its developmental league, af2, however, that changed briefly with their expansion into AFL markets such as Atlanta, Denver, and Los Angeles, and af2 markets such as Fort Myers and Houston.


The NIFL, based in Lafayette, Louisiana, was founded by Carolyn Shiver. The league started operations in 2001, with many teams coming from Indoor Football League being bought the previous year and folding operations. In 2002, the league added in the teams from the Indoor Professional Football League. 2003 was the most successful year for the league as 24 teams played a mostly complete schedule, with few cancellations. From 2004 to 2007, the NIFL would experience the ups and downs of any minor professional league. The NIFL's final season was 2007.

NIFL Season-by-seasonEdit

Former TeamsEdit

Teams that left the NIFL to join (or plan to join) another leagueEdit

Defunct teams/failed expansionEdit

Indoor Bowl gamesEdit

2001Mississippi Fire DogsWyoming Cavalry55-21
2002Ohio Valley GreyhoundsBillings Outlaws55-52
2003Ohio Valley GreyhoundsUtah Warriors45-37
2004Lexington HorsemenSioux Falls Storm59-38
2005Tri-Cities FeverRome Renegades47-31
2006Billings OutlawsFayetteville Guard59-44
2007San Diego ShockwaveNo Playoff

See also Edit


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