Baltimore Mariners
Founded 2007
Owner The Brig Group, LLC
Home arena 1st Mariner Arena
City, State [[Baltimore, Maryland]]
ArenaCup championships 1 (2010)

The Baltimore Mariners were an indoor football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. The team was founded when the American Indoor Football Association expelled the Baltimore Blackbirds for negotiating with another league. The AIFA maintained the lease rights to 1st Mariner Arena, so the Mariners were the league's replacement. On September 3, 2010, team owner Dwayne Wells was arrested on charges of wire fraud from an engineering firm he partially owned, allegedly using embezzled money from the firm to buy stakes in the Mariners franchise. Wells forfeited his ownership of the team, causing the Mariners to fold after the 2010 season. The Southern Indoor Football League, as successor to the eastern half of the AIFA, still holds the lease on 1st Mariner Arena.

On March 21, 2010, the Mariners became the first team in AIFA history to earn a shutout win, as they won over the Fayetteville Guard 59-0.[1]

On April 24, 2010, Baltimore continued its record-setting performances during a 91-19 home win over the Guard. They would set the team record for most points in one half (59) and the most points in one game (91).[2]

On June 26, 2010, Baltimore became the first team in AIFA history to finish the regular season undefeated with a record of 14-0.[3] Baltimore went on to win the AIFA Championship and complete their undefeated season with a 57-42 victory on July 25th, 2010 over the Western Conference champions, the Wyoming Cavalry. In winning AIFA IV, the Mariners not only brought the city of Baltimore its first pro indoor football title, but also increased the city’s number of overall pro football championships to eight (Baltimore Colts [NFL] in 1958, 1959, 1968, and 1970, Baltimore Stars [USFL] in 1985, Baltimore Stallions [CFL] in 1995, Baltimore Ravens [NFL] in 2000, and Baltimore Mariners [AIFA] in 2010).

The coach of the undefeated 2010 Mariners, Chris Simpson, would move to the Richmond Raiders for the 2011 season.


Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2008 4 10 0 3rd EC Northern --
2009 9 5 0 2nd Northern Lost Divisional (Reading)
2010 14 0 0 1st Eastern Won Divisional (Harrisburg)
Won AIFA Championship Bowl IV (Wyoming)
Totals 29 15 0 (including playoffs)

2009 season scheduleEdit

Date Opponent Home/Away Result [4]
March 15 Erie RiverRats Home Won 60-32
March 22 Reading Express Home Won 59-44
March 28 Harrisburg Stampede Away Lost 37-43
April 4 Columbus Lions Away Lost 82-19
April 18 Reading Express Away Won 40-36
April 24 Florence Phantoms Home Lost 52-58
May 2 Harrisburg Stampede Away Won 37-27
May 10 Erie RiverRats Away Lost 50-53
May 23 Columbus Lions Home Won 52-32
May 30 D.C. Armor Home Won 57-24
June 6 D.C. Armor Away Won 57-28
June 14 Harrisburg Stampede Home Won 58-55
June 20 South Carolina Force Away Loss 62-38
June 27 D.C. Armor Home Won 70-22
July 2^ Reading Express Away Lost 50-20

2010 season scheduleEdit

Date Opponent Home/Away Result [5]
March 6 Harrisburg Stampede Away Won 55-48
March 14 New Jersey Revolution Home Won 68-23
March 21 Fayetteville Guard Home Won 59-0
March 28 Richmond Raiders Home Won 49-45
April 11 New Jersey Revolution Away Won 61-27
April 17 Reading Express Away Won 51-27
April 24 Fayetteville Guard Away Won 91-19
May 2 Harrisburg Stampede Home Won 50-17
May 13 Fayetteville Guard Away Won 63-34
May 29 Richmond Raiders Away Won 57-39
June 5 Erie Storm Home Won 51-34
June 13 Erie Storm Away Won 39-37
June 19 New Jersey Revolution Home Won 84-6
June 26 Reading Express Home Won 69-35
July 10^ Harrisburg Stampede Home Won 63-15
July 25^ Wyoming Cavalry Home Won 57-42

^ - indicates playoff game


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