Category: Professional Indoor Football League 2012-2015

Professional Indoor Football League 2012-2015

Professional Indoor Football League Logo 2012-2015 [Reference: 5]

PIFL 2012

*Albany Panthers131120.847
*Richmond Raiders131120.847
*Louisiana Swashbucklers13670.462
*Columbus Lions13670.462
Alabama Hammers12390.250
Knoxville Nighthawks121110.083
Professional Indoor Football League 2012 [References: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
23.06.2012Albany Panthers60Columbus Lions36
25.06.2012Richmond Raiders56Louisiana Swashbucklers50
PIFL Championship
30.06.2012Albany Panthers60Richmond Raiders56
Professional Indoor Football League Playoffs 2012 [Reference: 1]

PIFL 2013

*Alabama Hammers131120.846
*Richmond Raiders14860.571
*Lehigh Valley Steelhawks13760.538
*Albany Panthers13760.538
Louisiana Swashbucklers11560.455
Columbus Lions12480.333
Knoxville Nighthawks122100.167
Professional Indoor Football League 2013 [References: 2]
DateHome TeamAway Team
01.07.2013Alabama Hammers61Albany Panthers46
01.07.2013Richmond Raiders44Lehigh Valley Steelhawks40
PIFL Championship
08.07.2013Alabama Hammers70Richmond Raiders44
Professional Indoor Football League Playoffs 2013 [Reference: 2]

PIFL 2014

American Conference
*Nashville Venom121020684505.833
*Columbus Lions12750677583.583
Georgia Fire12480590734.333
Alabama Hammers12480528583.333
National Conference
*Trenton Freedom12840596537.667
*Lehigh Valley Steelhawks12660534544.500
Richmond Raiders12570457529.438
Harrisburg Stampede12480508560.333
Professional Indoor Football League 2014 [References: 3]
DateHome TeamAway Team
Conference Finals
2014Trenton Freedom38Lehigh Valley Steelhawks49
2014Nashville Venom43Columbus Lions39
PIFL Championship
2014Nashville Venom64Lehigh Valley Steelhawks43
Professional Indoor Football League Playoffs 2014 [Reference: 3]

PIFL 2015

*Columbus Lions11830.727
*Richmond Raiders12840.667
*Nashville Venom10640.600
*Lehigh Valley Steelhawks10550.500
Trenton Freedom12660.500
Alabama Hammers11470.364
Erie Explosion10190.100
Professional Indoor Football League 2015 [References: 4]

Note: Nashville, Lehigh Valley, Alabama & Erie also went 1-0 against non-Conference opponents

DateHome TeamAway Team
2015Columbus Lions69Lehigh Valley Steelhawks41
2015Richmond Raiders54Nashville Venom35
PIFL Championship
2015Columbus Lions64Richmond Raiders38
Professional Indoor Football League Playoffs 2015 [Reference: 4]


Albany Panthers (New York State) won the 2012 PIFL Championship 60-56 in a close match with the Richmond Raiders (Virginia). The following year thr Richmond Raiders again reached the Final, only to lose again, this time by a bigger margin, 70-44 against the Alabama Hammers. In 2014 newcomers Nashville Venom (Tennessee) won out with another big margin of victory, 64-43 against Lehigh Valley Steelhawks (Pennsylvania-New Jersey). Richmond Raiders lost their third PIFL championship game in four years in 2015, 64-38 against Columbus Lions (Georgia).

Columbus Lions Head Coach Jason Gibson holds aloft the PIFL Trophy in 2015 [Reference: 6]

About The PIFL

The Professional Indoor Football League was a AA Indoor Football League (American Football) playing in the East Coast of America. It was started in 2012 and suspended operations after the 2015 season and most teams joined the National Arena League.

About Indoor Football

Indoor Football, also known as Arena Football was developed in 1986 as an 8v8 form of Indoor American Football. After an initial few seasons where the game was developed with a 4 team league, a full seasons League with eventually over a dozen teams was developed in the 1990 which was considered by the Wall Street Journal to be a fifth major.

The Arena Football League over-expanded in the 2000s with a Minor League, and its importance (and number of teams) waned since it first experienced financial diffulties  in 2009, and it ceased operations after the 2019 season due to the legacy debt incurred.

There is now, however, Indoor Football Leagues all over America, all of which would now be considered Minor League or Semi-Pro (AAA, AA, or even A)

Indoor Football is played on a 50-yard field with two 8-yard endzones, and teams have 5 downs (attempts) to reach the endzone or the ball is turned over. 3 of those downs must be passing plays, making Indoor Football highly explosive and high scoring.


Internet Archive

[1] Pro IFL | Wayback Machine (2012) Home [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 12 February 2020]

[2] Pro IFL | Wayback Machine (2012) Home [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 12 February 2020]

[3] Pro IFL | Wayback Machine (2012) Home [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 12 February 2020]

[4] Pro IFL | Wayback Machine (2012) 2015 Schedule [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 12 February 2020]


[5] 1000 Logos (2018) PIFL Logo [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 16 February 2020]

[6] Hester, Matthew – Pro IFL | Wayback Machine (2012) ROAAARRR! Lions Stake Their Claim as PIFL Champs [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 12 February 2020]


Thanks to Tim Leadingham.

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