Arena Football Association

Arena Football Association
Arena Football Association logo.png
FormerlyLone Star Series (2021)
SportIndoor football
Founder
  • Douglas C. Freeman
Inaugural season2021
No. of teams4
CountryUnited States
HeadquartersNYC
Most recent
champion(s)
West Texas Warbirds (2021)
TV partner(s)FloSports (streaming)
Official websitearenafa.com

The Arena Football Association (AFA) was a professional indoor football league based in Texas, Kansas and Mississippi, United States. The league began operation in June 2021 with five teams, known that season as the Lone Star Series. The league was founded by three African-American entrepreneurs and is "built upon the pillars of diversity, equity and inclusion," placing its teams in underserved markets with populations from 200,000 to two million people.

As of 2023, the league's website inactive and there have been no further developments.

History

2021 season

The league operated during 2021 as the Lone Star Series, after the West Texas Warbirds and Amarillo Venom, formerly of Champions Indoor Football (CIF), organized their own league. Five teams competed in the inaugural season: Amarillo Venom, Arlington Longhorns, San Antonio Valor, Texas Jets, and West Texas Warbirds. The Warbirds defeated the Venom in the championship game, 79–60, played on July 24.

2022 season

As of the league's 2022 season, there are six teams: four in Texas, and one each in Mississippi and Kansas. The Amarillo Venom had also planned to play, before suspending operations in February 2022. After week one, the North Texas Bulls were kicked from the league after their first home game for not meeting league standards.

The league's regular season schedule runs from April through June, with playoffs in July and a championship game scheduled for July 23. North Texas Bulls joined from the American Arena League but were expelled from the league after only one game. The league plans for the championship game to be played on board the USS Lexington, an aircraft carrier that is now a museum ship in Corpus Christi, Texas. This would not happen, as the AFA cited scheduling conflicts, and decided to hold a postseason "bowl game" style matchup instead. The Wichita Force would beat the Magnolia State Spartans 52-6 at the Wichita Ice Center, for the first AFA Cup.

Standings

2022 Arena Football Association
Team W L PCT
West Texas Warbirds 6 0 1.000
Wichita Force 6 2 .750
Texas Jets 2 1 .667
Magnolia State Spartans 2 4 .333
Rio Grande Valley Dorados 0 2 .000

Teams

Source:

Team Home city Home venue Capacity Head coach Website
Magnolia State Spartans Philadelphia, Mississippi Neshoba County Coliseum 2,500 Dexter Allen ms-spartans.com.footballshift.com
Rio Grande Valley Dorados Hidalgo, Texas traveling team - Bennie King rgv-dorados.com
Texas Jets Humble, Texas Humble Civic Center Arena 7,500 texasjets.org
Wichita Force Wichita, Kansas Wichita Ice Center 1,000 Ene Akpan wichitaforce.com

Former teams


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