American Indoor Football Alliance

American Indoor Football Alliance
AIFA Logo.png
SportIndoor football
Founded2021
Inaugural season2022
No. of teams8
CountryUnited States
Most recent
champion(s)
Mississippi Raiders (2022)
Official websitewww.goaifa.com

The American Indoor Football Alliance (AIFA) is a minor-professional American indoor football league based in the United States.

Teams' typical operating budget is $500,000 with a $90,000 payroll budget per season. Players are paid up to $200 per game, with a $25 bonus for participating in charity events within their local communities. Most teams offer players housing during the season.

AIFA has a inter-league scheduling agreement with the American West Football Conference.

History

After the 2021 American Arena League season concluded, four members of the East Division (Carolina Predators, Tampa Bay Tornadoes, Pennsylvania Union and Mississippi Raiders) announced that they would leave the AAL to form a new league, after league president and commissioner Tony Zefiretto had sold the league to the ownership.

The league played its first season in 2022, while the Mississippi Raiders defeat the Las Vegas Kings 55–12 to claim the Inaugural AIFA Championship.

Teams

Team Home city Home venue Capacity Founded Joined Head coach
Carolina Predators Fayetteville, North Carolina TBD TBD 2018 2021
Columbus Lions Columbus, Georgia Columbus Civic Center 7,573 2007 2022 Chris McKinney
Capital City Cyclones Tallahassee, Florida TBD TBD 2019 2021 Stevie Thomas
Las Vegas Kings Las Vegas, Nevada Las Vegas Sports Park* 2021 2021 Chris Wallace
Mississippi Raiders Jackson, Mississippi Mississippi Coliseum 6,500 2019 2021 Montra Edwards
South Florida Thunder Palm Beach, Florida TBD TBD 2019 2022
Dallas Falcons Dallas, Texas Traveling team 2022 2023 Bryan Kensky

Former teams

  • Pennsylvania Union (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) — Was part of the original teams joined from the AAL, but then was not included in 2022 alignment.
  • St. Charles Bandits (St. Charles, Missouri) — Joined from the AAL for the 2022 season, but never played a game.
  • Texas Pride (Garland, Texas) - Was part of the announced teams of the crossover games with the American West Football Conference (AWFC) for the 2023 season, but then was not included in the league standings.

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