Fairbanks Grizzlies

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Fairbanks Grizzlies
Fairbanks Grizzlies logo.png
Founded 2007
League Intense (2008)
IFL (2009-2011)
Conference Intense (2009-2011)
Division Pacific North (2010)
Pacific (2009, 2011)
Team history Fairbanks Grizzlies (2008-2011)
Based in Fairbanks, Alaska
Arena Carlson Center
Colors Blue, Orange, White
President Chad Dittman, Ricky Bertz, Michael Taylor
Head coach Robert Fuller
Championships 0
Division titles 1 (2011)
Dancers Lady Grizzlies
Mascot Tundra

The Fairbanks Grizzlies were a professional indoor football team based in Fairbanks, Alaska. The team was a member of the Pacific Division of the Intense Conference in the Indoor Football League (IFL). The Grizzlies began play in 2008 as a member of the Intense Football League and joined the IFL in 2008 as part of the Intense Football League and United Indoor Football (UIF) merger. The team played their home games at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.

The Grizzlies were notable for being the northernmost professional gridiron football team in history; the Alaska Wild held the previous record, and before that, the Edmonton Eskimos. Grizzlies games were broadcast live on KCBF. (The northernmost gridiron football team of any sort is the high school football team of Barrow High School.)

The Grizzlies suspended operations in October 2011 in the face of lawsuits against the team.[1]


The Grizzlies in a game against the Alaska Wild in July 2009.
Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Fairbanks Grizzlies (Intense Football League)
2008 3 11 0 9th League --
Fairbanks Grizzlies (Indoor Football League)
2009 7 7 0 2nd Intense Pacific Won Divisionals I (Colorado)
Lost Divisionals II (Billings)
2010 9 5 0 2nd Pacific North Lost First Round (Billings)
2011 10 4 0 1st Pacific Lost Conference Semi-Final (Allen)
Totals 28 28 0 (including playoffs)


Fairbanks Grizzlies roster

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs


Injured Reserve
  • Currently vacant

Exempt List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Squad

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated June 24, 2011
24 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

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  1. ^ Sam Friedman (November 6, 2011). "Lawsuit filed against Fairbanks Grizzlies". www.newsminer.com. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 

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