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Richmond Speed
Rics
Founded 1999
Folded 2003
Home arena Richmond Coliseum
City, State Richmond, Virginia
Conference American
Division Atlantic
ArenaCup championships None
Conference titles 2001
Division titles 2001
Playoff berths 2001, 2002

The Richmond Speed were one of the original 15 teams to join the inaugural 2000 AF2 season. They started off in the American Conference in 2000, before going over to the Northeast Division in 2001, then to the Atlantic Division from 2002-2003. In 2000, Richmond went 7-9 and missed the playoffs. 2001 was a banner year for the Speed. Going 13-3, they cruised through the playoffs and into the ArenaCup. Despite going into the game with high expectations, they lost to the defending champion Quad City Steamwheelers. In 2002, the Speed proved that they weren't a one-time wonder, and went to the playoffs again. This time, they were out by Week 1, thanks to the Cape Fear Wildcats. Back-to-Back post-season losses was too much to handle, as in 2003, they went 6-10, last in the Atlantic Division. The Speed folded after the 2003 season, leaving Richmond without indoor football until the 2005 arrival of the AIFL Richmond Bandits.

Season-by-SeasonEdit

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

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2000 7 9 0 5th AC
2001 13 3 0 1st AC Northeast Won Round 1
Won Semifinals
Lost ArenaCup II
Richmond 67, Birmingham 60
Richmond 51, Tennessee Valley 50
Quad City 55, Richmond 51
2002 13 3 0 2nd AC Atlantic Lost Week 1 Cape Fear 58, Richmond 47
2003 6 10 0 5th AC Atlantic --
Totals 41 26 0 (including af2 playoffs)

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