Palm Beach Phantoms
LeagueNIFL 2006
Team historyPalm Beach Phantoms
ArenaDelray Beach Tennis Center (proposed)
Based inDelray Beach, Florida
PresidentMichael Lind
Head coachRay Berger
Division titles0

The Palm Beach Phantoms were a team in the National Indoor Football League in 2006.


Formed in time for the 2006 season, the Phantoms were scheduled to play their home games at the Delray Beach Tennis Center in Delray Beach, Florida, which would have made them the first indoor football team to play in an outdoor venue. After losing their first two road contests, however, the Phantoms' first home game, scheduled for April 8, 2006, was called off due to a contract dispute.[1] While the team's ownership tried to work out a deal with the tennis center, the Phantoms were sent wandering around the league as a road-only team.

The Phantoms managed one win in their history: a 43-41 win over the Osceola Outlaws on May 13, 2006. But with no home field, the team finally had to cancel all of its home games, and much of the team quit. With hardly any quality players left on its roster, Palm Beach lost their final two games by embarrassing margins; first, 70-0 to the eventual league runner-up Fayetteville Guard, followed by an incredible 132-3 dismantling by the Katy Copperheads, marking the worst defeat in indoor/arena football history. Owner Michael Lind had seen enough, and the appropriately-named Phantoms vanished, their final record 1-6. [2]

A new indoor football team, the Palm Beach Waves, lasted just three games into the 2007 season before bailing out of the crumbling NIFL.

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