List of Massachusetts Marauders seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the Massachusetts Marauders. The Marauders were a professional arena football franchise of the Arena Football League (AFL), based in Worcester, Massachusetts. The team was established in 1988 as the Detroit Drive. The franchise appeared in the ArenaBowl in every season in which they were located in Detroit, winning ArenaBowl II, ArenaBowl III, ArenaBowl IV, and ArenaBowl VI. Though the franchise was a consistent championship contender, then-owner Mike Ilitch sold the Drive after purchasing the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. The new owner then moved the team to Massachusetts for the 1994 season, where they changed their name to the Marauders. After an altercation between the new owner and the commissioner of the AFL, the team folded.[citation needed] Almost three years later, Dan DeVos, son of Amway co-founder and current owner of the NBA's Orlando Magic, Richard DeVos, bought the franchise out of bankruptcy court. The franchise would play in the 1998 season, but as the Grand Rapids Rampage, however the Rampage do not retain the history and records of the Detroit/Massachusetts era. While in Detroit, the Drive played at Joe Louis Arena, and at Worcester Centrum for their single season in Massachusetts.

ArenaBowl Champions ArenaBowl Appearance Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses
Detroit Drive
1988 AFL 2nd 9 3 Won Semifinals (Pittsburgh) 34–25
Won ArenaBowl II (Chicago) 24–13
1989 AFL 1st 3 1 Won Semifinals (Chicago) 43–10
Won ArenaBowl III (Pittsburgh) 39–26
1990 AFL 1st 6 2 Won Semifinals (Pittsburgh) 64–30
Won ArenaBowl IV (Dallas) 51–27
1991 AFL 1st 9 1 Won Semifinals (Albany) 37–35
Lost ArenaBowl V (Tampa Bay) 48–42
1992 AFL Northern 1st 8 2 Won Quarterfinals (Sacramento) 48–23
Won Semifinals (Dallas) 57–14
Won ArenaBowl VI (Orlando) 56–38
1995 AFL American 1st 11 1 Won Quarterfinals (Dallas) 51–6
Won Semifinals (Arizona Rattlers) 38–34
Lost ArenaBowl VII (Tampa Bay) 51–31
Massachusetts Marauders
1994 AFL American 3rd 8 4 Won Quarterfinals (Tampa Bay) 58–51
Lost Semifinals (Orlando) 51–42
Total 54 14 (includes only regular season)
13 3 (includes only the postseason)
67 17 (includes both regular season and postseason)

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