Mobile Wizards

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Mobile Wizards
Established 2001
Folded 2002
Played in Mobile Civic Center
in Mobile, Alabama
Mobile Wizards logo
League/conference affiliations
af2 (2002)
  • National Conference (2002)
    • South Division (2002)
Team colorsDeep purple, teal, white
              
Personnel
Team history
  • Mobile Wizards (2002)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Division championships (0)
Home arena(s)

The Mobile Wizards were an af2 arena football team that played their home games in Mobile, Alabama at the Mobile Civic Center.[1]

On June 15, 2001, the af2 awarded a franchise to Mobile businessman Norris Armstrong, who ran the team with his wife Beth. The af2 club replaced the Mobile Seagulls in the market, who played the 2000 season in the IPFL and 2001 in the NIFL. The Civic Center (capacity: 10,112) was a hub of activity in early 2000s, as it also hosted the ECHL's Mobile Mysticks and the NBDL's Mobile Revelers.

The Wizards were anything but on the turf or at the box office. They lost all sixteen games they played in 2002, often by ugly scores such as 80-18 and 72-6. They did manage to draw 5,427 – barely half-filling the arena – for their first home game, but averaged less than 2,000 a night the rest of the season. The Wizards disbanded after only one season, making them the only af2 team never to have won a game in their history.

Season record[edit]

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2002 0 16 0 4th NC Southern --

References[edit]

  1. ^ "af2 expands to Mobile, AL". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. June 15, 2001. Retrieved July 19, 2017.

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