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Florida Firecats
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Founded 2001
Owner Chris Vallozzi
Head coach Kevin Bouis
Home arena Germain Arena
City, State Estero, Florida
Conference American
Division South
ArenaCup championships 2004
Conference titles 2002, 2004
Division titles 2005, 2006, 2007
Playoff berths 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

The Florida Firecats are a professional arena football team. They are a 2001 expansion member of the af2. They play their home games at Germain Arena in Estero, Florida, which is halfway between Naples, Florida and Fort Myers, Florida.

Season-by-seasonEdit

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

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2001 7 9 0 5th AC Southeast --
2002 9 7 0 2nd AC South Won AC Round 1 (Tallahassee 43-31)
Won AC Semifinal (Macon 44-28)
Won AC Championship (Cape Fear 43-23)
Lost ArenaCup III (Peoria 65-47)
2003 10 6 0 2nd AC South Lost AC Round 1 (Macon 42-16)
2004 10 6 0 2nd AC South Won AC Round 1 (Memphis 35-33)
Won AC Semifinal (Tennessee Valley 62-58)
Won AC Championship (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 41-31)
Won ArenaCup V (Peoria 39-26)
2005 14 2 0 1st AC South Won AC Semifinal (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 59-45)
Lost AC Championship (Louisville 70-40)
2006 13 3 0 1st AC South Won AC Semifinal (Manchester 40-39)
Lost AC Championship (Green Bay 60-47)
2007 11 5 0 1st NC South Lost AC Round 1 (South Georgia 59-50)
2008 10 6 0 2nd AC South Lost AC Round 1 (Tennessee Valley 48-33)
2009 7 9 0 4th AC South --
Totals 100 59 0 (including playoffs)

* = Current Standing

Uncertain FutureEdit

The cancellation of the Arena Football League's 2009 season has left the future of many af2 teams up in the air. 11 of the 25 af2 teams have confirmed that they will be joining a new arena football league, Arena Football 1. The Florida Firecats are not one of those teams, and it is unclear whether they will continue to play in the af2, seek another arena football league, or suspend operations.

The Firecats do not seem interested in joining AF1 and may be trying to join another indoor football league instead. Commissioner Jerry Kurz says the Firecats have yet to apply, and team president Chris Vallozzi was quoted as calling AF1 "an upstart league" without the AFL's 20 years of prior history, also saying they'd "keep all options open with all leagues."[1]

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