Professional Indoor Football League (2012)
|No. of teams||8|
|Most recent champion(s)||Alabama Hammers|
|Most titles||Albany Panthers
& Alabama Hammers (1)
|Related competitions||American Indoor Football
Indoor Football League
The Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) is a professional indoor football league that 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).
Despite the name, this PIFL has no connections to the original Professional Indoor Football League.
On June 30, 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.
On July 8, 2013, PIFL Cup II was played in Huntsville, Alabama between the Alabama Hammers and the Richmond Raiders. It was played at the Von Braun Center in front of 3,133 people. Alabama won the game 70–44.
The PIFL began in 2012 with six teams in the southeastern United States, five of which joined from the Southern Indoor Football League, and the expansion Knoxville NightHawks. 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, another former SIFL team who had previously committed to play in the IFL as well. In the fall of 2013, two teams from the Northeast were added to the PIFL roster for the 2014 season. The Trenton Freedom and the Harrisburg Stampede, a former American Indoor Football (AIF) team. A franchise from Nashville, the Nashville Venom, will join the PIFL for the 2014 season.
|Alabama Hammers||Huntsville, Alabama||Von Braun Center||2011||2012||Dean Cokinos|
|Albany Panthers||Albany, Georgia||Albany Civic Center||2010||2012||Lucious Davis|
|Columbus Lions||Columbus, Georgia||Columbus Civic Center||2007||2012||Jason Gibson|
|Nashville Venom||Nashville, Tennessee||Nashville Municipal Auditorium||2013||2014||Billy Back|
|Harrisburg Stampede||Harrisburg, Pennsylvania||Giant Center (Hershey)||2007||2014||Bernie Nowotarski|
|Lehigh Valley Steelhawks||Bethlehem, Pennsylvania||Stabler Arena||2011||2013||Chris Thompson|
|Richmond Raiders||Richmond, Virginia||Richmond Coliseum||2010||2012||James Fuller|
|Trenton Freedom||Trenton, New Jersey||Sun National Bank Center||2014||Kevin O'Hanlon|
- Charlotte Speed – originally set to play 2013 season, but franchise revoked prior to season opener
- Knoxville NightHawks – played in PIFL for 2012 and 2013 seasons before folding
- Louisiana Swashbucklers – played in PIFL for 2012 and 2013 seasons before folding
|2012||Albany Panthers||Richmond Raiders||60–56|
|2013||Alabama Hammers||Richmond Raiders||70–44|
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