|Formerly||Lone Star Series (2021)|
|No. of teams||4|
|West Texas Warbirds (2021)|
|TV partner(s)||FloSports (streaming)|
The Arena Football Association (AFA) is a professional indoor football league based in Texas, Kansas and Mississippi, United States. The league began operation in June 2021 with five teams, known that season as the Lone Star Series. The league was founded by three African-American entrepreneurs and is "built upon the pillars of diversity, equity and inclusion," placing its teams in underserved markets with populations from 200,000 to two million people.
The league operated during 2021 as the Lone Star Series, after the West Texas Warbirds and Amarillo Venom, formerly of Champions Indoor Football (CIF), organized their own league. Five teams competed in the inaugural season: Amarillo Venom, Arlington Longhorns, San Antonio Valor, Texas Jets, and West Texas Warbirds. The Warbirds defeated the Venom in the championship game, 79–60, played on July 24.
As of the league's 2022 season, there are six teams: four in Texas, and one each in Mississippi and Kansas. The Amarillo Venom had also planned to play, before suspending operations in February 2022. After week one, the North Texas Bulls were kicked from the league after their first home game for not meeting league standards.
The league's regular season schedule runs from April through June, with playoffs in July and a championship game scheduled for July 23. North Texas Bulls joined from the American Arena League but were expelled from the league after only one game. The league plans for the championship game to be played on board the USS Lexington, an aircraft carrier that is now a museum ship in Corpus Christi, Texas. This would not happen, as the AFA cited scheduling conflicts, and decided to hold a postseason "bowl game" style matchup instead. The Wichita Force would beat the Magnolia State Spartans 52-6 at the Wichita Ice Center, for the first AFA Cup.
|2022 Arena Football Association|
|West Texas Warbirds||6||0||1.000|
|Magnolia State Spartans||2||4||.333|
|Rio Grande Valley Dorados||0||2||.000|
|Team||Home city||Home venue||Capacity||Head coach||Website|
|Magnolia State Spartans||Philadelphia, Mississippi||Neshoba County Coliseum||2,500||Dexter Allen||ms-spartans|
|Rio Grande Valley Dorados||Hidalgo, Texas||traveling team||-||Bennie King||rgv-dorados|
|Texas Jets||Humble, Texas||Humble Civic Center Arena||7,500||texasjets|
|Wichita Force||Wichita, Kansas||Wichita Ice Center||1,000||Ene Akpan||wichitaforce|