2016 American Indoor Football season
LeagueAmerican Indoor Football
SportIndoor football
DurationFebruary 27, 2016 – May 23, 2016
Northern championsWest Michigan Ironmen
  Northern runners-upLehigh Valley Steelhawks
Southern championsColumbus Lions
  Southern runners-upFlorida Tarpons
2016 AIF Championship Game
ChampionsColumbus Lions
  Runners-upWest Michigan Ironmen
AIF seasons

The 2016 American Indoor Football season was the eleventh and final season of American Indoor Football (AIF). The regular season began February 27, 2016, and ended on May 23, 2016. Each team played a game schedule of varying lengths.

League changes

During the offseason there were several membership changes in the league that saw only four of the nine teams return from the previous season. However, the league would end up starting the season with 18 full member teams, two travel only teams, and one affiliated provisional team.[1]

Returning teams

Relocating teams

Leaving teams

Teams added

Expansion teams that folded mid-season

Failed expansion teams

Regular season


Division Semi-Finals Division Championships 2016 AIF Championship
1 West Michigan 78
4* Myrtle Beach 37
1 West Michigan 42
Northern Division
3 Lehigh Valley 35
2 River City 52
3 Lehigh Valley 54
N1 West Michigan 32
S1 Columbus 74
1 Columbus 49
4 New Mexico 37
1 Columbus 79
Southern Division
2 Florida 66
2 Florida 71
3* Savannah 20

*When initially announced, the West Michigan Ironmen were set to play the Northern Division's fourth-seeded Central Penn Capitals. On May 30, the Capitals were replaced with the Southern Division's third-seeded Myrtle Beach Freedom. The Freedom were replaced by the Southern Division's fourth-seed, the Savannah Steam.


  1. ^ a b "Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report". OurSports Central. March 7, 2016.
  2. ^ "NM Stars take long road to Georgia, playoffs". Albuquerque Journal. June 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Myrtle Beach Freedom hire new coach after ugly split with inaugural one". Myrtle Beach Online. April 19, 2016.
  4. ^ "Abilene Warriors pull plug on first game, season". Abilene Reporter-News. March 25, 2016.
  5. ^ "Indoor football: Stars take a trip with a new coach". Albuquerque Journal. April 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Cottonmouths Postpone Season". OurSports Central. February 15, 2016.
  7. ^ "Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report". OurSports Central. February 15, 2016.