Harrisburg Stampede
Founded 2007
League AIFA (2009-2010)
SIFL (2011)
AIF (2012-present)
Team history Harrisburg Stampede (2007-present)
Arena Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center
Based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Team colors Blue, Gold
Owner Dynasty Sports Group
President Marques Colston
Head coach Bernie Nowotarski
Dancers Stampede Spirit Dance Team

The Harrisburg Stampede is a professional indoor football team in American Indoor Football. The team plays its home games at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center.

The "Stampede" name alludes to the team's home venue, which hosts the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's annual livestock show. The team's colors of blue and gold are the traditional colors of the state.


In the Harrisburg Stampede's inaugural game, they beat an opposing team of AIFA All-Stars, 46-26, in the 2009 AIFA Kickoff Classic.

After an 0-6 start to the 2011 season, Bernie Nowotarski was removed as General Manager and Head Coach of the Stampede. He was replaced by Josh Resignalo.

After the merger of the AIFA's eastern division and the SIFL, they played the 2011 season in the SIFL. The following season, the SIFL disbanded, leading the Stampede to rejoin their former league, which is now going by American Indoor Football.

In 2012 the team joined the AIF, American Indoor Football league, the league is ran by previous AIFA owner/CEO John Morris.


The Harrisburg Stampede's founding ownership group consisted of John Morris, co-founder and former owner of the AIFA. Marques Colston also previously held a share in the team in the first season.

In January 2012 team owner John Morris sold the team to local businessman Justin Coble, who has moved quickly to broaden the fan base and re-energize the city of Harrisburg and the Stampede team; Colston returned to the team's ownership group at the same time. In February 2012 new owner Justin Coble has started and created many new fan friendly events and brought in many new sponsors to go along with attracting some of the top arena talent in the country.

As of August 2012 Marques Colston's Dynasty Group acquired full control from Mr. Coble and will continue to grow the footprint of the Stampede as well as servicing the community and the greater Harrisburg area.


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

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Harrisburg Stampede (AIFA)
2009 4 10 0 3rd Northern
2010 11 3 0 2nd Eastern Won Round 1 (Erie)
Lost EC Championship (Baltimore)
Harrisburg Stampede (SIFL)
2011 2 10 0 3rd EC Northeast --
Harrisburg Stampede (AIF)
2012 7 2 0 Won Round 1 (Concord)
Lost Championship (Fayetteville)
Totals 18 24 0 (including playoffs)

2009 Season ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
March 14 Florence Phantoms Away Lost 13–19
March 28 Baltimore Mariners Home Won 37–34
April 4 South Carolina Force Home Lost 37–40
April 11 Columbus Lions Home Lost 33–35
April 18 Erie RiverRats Away Won 34–31
April 25 D.C. Armor Away Lost 26–44
May 2 Baltimore Mariners Home Lost 27–37
May 9 D.C. Armor Home Won 20–18
May 17 Reading Express Away Lost 6–44
May 23 Erie RiverRats Away Lost 44–54
May 30 Erie RiverRats Home Won 53–29
June 6 South Carolina Force Home Lost 30–36
June 13 Baltimore Mariners Away Lost 55–58
June 27 Reading Express Home Lost 19–41

External links Edit

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