Gridiron Developmental Football League

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Gridiron Developmental Football League
Current season, competition or edition:
2014–15 GDFL season
Sport American Football
Founded 2010
No. of teams 41
Countries United States
Official website www.gdfl.org

The Gridiron Developmental Football League (GDFL) is a mid-level minor professional football league based in Memphis, Tennessee. The League was established to provide the community with high quality sports entertainment and to provide athletes the opportunity to participate in pro development sports.[1]

History of GDFL[edit]

The Gridiron Developmental Football League began in 2010, as representatives of several Regional Minor Pro Football teams took to the task of converting a collaborative idea into a 32 team league.

The first meeting took place on February 27, 2010, as the Founder/President, Charles Thompson worked to develop the bylaws that are now the foundation of the Gridiron Developmental Football League.

As of 2014, the league has 52 teams and stretches across 24 states.

Xtreme Conference[edit]

Teams compete annually for the Gridiron Bowl.

Team Arena City/area
Northeast Division
Albany Metro Mallers Albany, New York
Central Penn Piranha Lititz, Pennsylvania
Lancaster Lightning Lancaster, Pennsylvania
New England Soul Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts
New Jersey Hitmen New Jersey
South Jersey Bengals Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Coastal Division
Fayetteville Horizon Fayetteville, North Carolina
Hampton Roads Redskins Virginia Beach, Virginia
North Carolina Bisons Durham, North Carolina
Southern Virginia Raiders Virginia Beach, VA
Midway Division
Carolina Chargers Charleston, South Carolina
Carolina Venom Summerville, South Carolina
Palmetto Havoc Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
South Carolina Bulls Charleston, South Carolina
Heart of the South Division
East Alabama Predators Opelika, Alabama
Georgia Knights Cartersville, Georgia
Georgia Predators Clarkston, Georgia
Marvel City Tigers Bessemer, AL
Gulfcoast Division
Florida Falcons Jacksonville, Florida
Florida Stingrays Gainesville, Florida
Georgia Crush Macon, Georgia
Georgia Firebirds Tifton, Georgia

Impact Conference[edit]

Teams compete annually for the Gridiron Bowl.

Team Arena City/area
Central North Division
Clarksville Wolfpack Clarksville, Tennessee
Christian County Outlaws Oak Grove, Kentucky
Rocket City Titans Huntsville, Alabama
Tennessee Lighting Bolts Nashville, Tennessee
Central South Division
Huntsville Rockets Huntsville, Alabama[2]
Memphis Panthers Halle Stadium Memphis, Tennessee
Nashville Storm Nashville, Tennessee
Southwest Division
Bayou Vipers Hammond, Louisiana
Crescent City Kings Victory Field New Orleans, Louisiana
Louisiana Fire Covington, Louisiana
Panhandle Crusaders Pensacola, Florida
Midstates Division
East Central Missouri Eagles Union, Missouri
Indianapolis Tornados Indianapolis, Indiana
St. Louis Bulldogs St. Louis, Missouri
Windy City Blizzard Chicago, Illinois
Midsouth Division
Arkansas Gators Mark Tree, Arkansas
Louisiana Spartans Captain Shreve High School Shreveport, Louisiana
Mississippi Buccaneers Vicksburg, Mississippi
Midwest Division
Arkansas Assassins Little Rock, Arkansas
Kansas City Panthers Kansas City, Missouri
Memphis Blast Memphis, Tennessee
Oklahoma Thunder Bixby High School Bixby, Oklahoma
Lone Star Division
Dallas Anarchy Lumpkins Stadium (Waxahachie High School) Waxahachie, Texas
Oklahoma City Bounty Hunters Putnam City High School Warr Acres, Oklahoma
Texas Eagles Fort Worth, Texas
Wichita Falls Nighthawks Wichita Falls, Texas

League champions[edit]

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