Minnesota Monsters

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Minnesota Monsters
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Founded 1998
Folded 1998
League Professional Indoor Football League (1998)
Team history Minnesota Monsters (1998)
Based in Falcon Heights, Minnesota
Arena Warner Coliseum
Colors Blue, Black & White
              
Owner(s) Robert & Joann Edwards
Head coach Ron Simmons
Championships (0)
Playoff berths (0)

The Minnesota Monsters was an indoor football team based in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. The Monsters were charter members of the original Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) in 1998. The Monsters franchise was owned by Robert and Joann Edwards. The team office was based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, and played their games at Warner Coliseum on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The team colors were: Blue, Black, and White/Gold. The Monsters were coached by Ron Simmons for the few PIFL games they did participate in.

The Monsters played two preseason PIFL games in '98. Both were victories at home:

Minnesota's first three PIFL regular season games were losses. Then, the Monsters forfeited a home game scheduled against the Colorado Wildcats on May 16, 1998. The following weekend, on May 22, 1998, a road trip game at the Honolulu Hurricanes was on the schedule. Due to a shipping error, the Monsters had to play the first half of the game wearing the Hurricanes' road uniforms. Minnesota actually got their lone regular season victory in that game. The victory was taken away by the league president for unpaid bills. The team was officially folded on May 28, 1998.[2]

After forfeiting another home game the following weekend against the Utah Catzz, The Monsters lost to Madison 20-36. The league ruled this game as an "exhibition game" for the standing purposes. From that point on, all remaining Minnesota Monsters games were ruled to be forfeits.

Minnesota Monsters 1998 schedule[edit]

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† Exhibition Game

‡ victory was taken away by the league president for unpaid bills

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeff Call (April 11, 1988). "Catzz plan to win games - and fans". www.deseretnews.com. Desert News. Retrieved August 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ Stuart Kantor (1999). "Are You Read for Even More Football?" (PDF). www.profootballresearchers.org. Pro Football Researchers. Retrieved August 4, 2016.