Professional Indoor Football League
Current season or competition:
Sports current event.svg.png 2012 PIFL season
SportIndoor football
CommissionerJeff Gonos
Inaugural season2012
No. of teams8
Country(ies)Flag of the United States.svg.png United States
Most recent champion(s)Albany Panthers
Most titlesAlbany Panthers (1)
Related competitionsAmerican Indoor Football
Ultimate Indoor Football League
Indoor Football League

The Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) is a regional professional indoor football league set to begin its inaugural season in 2012. Like the Lone Star Football League, the PIFL is mainly composed of teams formerly from Southern Indoor Football League (five former SIFL teams and one expansion team in total).[1]

Despite the name, this PIFL has no connections to the original Professional Indoor Football League.

On June 30th, 2012, PIFL Cup I was played in Albany, Georgia between the Albany Panthers and the Richmond Raiders. It was played at the James H. Gray Civic Center in front of 6,194 people. Albany won the game 60-56.

Expansion Edit

Following a successful 2012, the PIFL added two new teams for the 2013 season. The Lehigh Valley Steelhawks of the Indoor Football League, as well as the Charlotte Speed, who had previously committed to play in the IFL as well. This increased the number of teams from six to eight, as well as opening up the possibility of divisional play.


Team Location Arena (Capacity)
Alabama Hammers Huntsville, Alabama Von Braun Center (6,602)
Albany Panthers Albany, Georgia Gray Civic Center (8,436)
Charlotte Speed Charlotte, North Carolina Bojangles' Coliseum (9,605)
Columbus Lions Columbus, Georgia Columbus Civic Center (6,557)
Knoxville NightHawks Knoxville, Tennessee Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum (5,583)
Lehigh Valley Steelhawks Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Stabler Arena (6,000)
Louisiana Swashbucklers Lake Charles, Louisiana Sudduth Coliseum (7,450)
Richmond Raiders Richmond, Virginia Richmond Coliseum (11,088)


  1. Benson, Reggie (21 September 2011). "Alabama Hammers join PIFL for upcoming season". The Huntsville Times. Archived from the original on 20 January 2012. Retrieved 20 January 2012.

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