Utah Warriors (indoor football)
|League||National Indoor Football League|
|Team history||Utah Warriors (2004-2005)|
|Based in||West Valley City, Utah|
|Colors||Gold, Black, White
|Head coach||Lee Leslie|
The Utah Warriors were an indoor football team based in West Valley City, Utah. The Warriors played in the National Indoor Football League. The Warriors joined the NIFL in 2004 as an expansion team. The Warriors were the fourth indoor football team to be based in the Salt Lake City area, the first being the Indoor Professional Football League members, the Utah Catzz in 1998, the Utah Rattlers, who had an ownership change, and the name changed to the Utah Express, also of the NIFL in 2001. The Warriors played their home games at the E-Center in the suburb of West Valley City, Utah.
The Warriors joined the NIFL at the beginning of the 2003 season, but disbanded after of the 2004 season, so the franchise owners could prepare to launch an Arena Football League team, the Utah Blaze, for the 2006 season. The Warriors reached the league championship game during their first season, falling to the Ohio Valley Greyhounds 45-37.
In 2003, team President Doug Tate made reference to the Warriors' ability to sucure the E-Center as their home field, that the team would have a greater chance of staying around unlike the Utah Catzz and Utah Rattlers/Express before them.
|2003||13||4||0||1st PC Western||Won Round 1 (Sioux Falls)
Won Semifinals (Omaha)
Lost Indoor Bowl III (Ohio Valley)
|2004||7||8||0||2nd PC Western||Won PC Round 1 (Tri-City)
Lost PC Quarterfinals (Sioux Falls)