|Los Angeles Avengers|
Played in Staples Center
in Los Angeles, California
|Arena Football League (2000–2008)
|Team colors||Red, blue, gold and white|
|Head coach||Ed Hodgkiss|
|League championships (0)|
|Conference championships (0)|
Prior to 2005, the AFL did not have conference championship games
|Division championships (1)|
|Playoff appearances (5)|
The Los Angeles Avengers were an Arena Football League team based in Los Angeles, California, from 2000 through 2008. They folded on April 19, 2009.
The Los Angeles Avengers played their home games at the Staples Center, which is also the current home to the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League, the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association. The team began play in the 2000 season. The Avengers competed in the Western Division of the American Conference. Since its inception in 2000, the Avengers had competed in postseason play five times. The Avengers earned American Conference wildcard playoff berths in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2007, and won the American Conference Western Division Championship in 2005.
The Avengers franchise was owned by Casey Wasserman, grandson of the MCA head Lew Wasserman.
On April 10, 2005, Avengers defensive lineman Al Lucas was injured attempting to make a tackle and later died at a nearby hospital. It is the only fatal injury incurred during a game in the history of the league. The Al Lucas Hero Award is named after him.
The Avengers announced the termination of the program on April 20, 2009 after nine years of operation. Four years later, it was announced that the Los Angeles KISS would join the AFL starting in the 2014 season making them the fourth team to set up shop in the Los Angeles area.
The Avengers' official mascot was a superhero-like character named T.D.
Main article: List of Los Angeles Avengers seasons
|Head coach||Tenure||Regular season
|Most recent coaching staff||Notes|
|Stan Brock||2000 - 2001||3-14||0-0||Let go after starting 0-3 during 2001.|
|Robert Lyles||2001||5-6||0-0||Replaced Brock, was not|
retained after season.
|Ed Hodgkiss||2002 - 2008||57-53||1-5|
DC / DB Coach: Maurice Blanding
QB / WR Coach: Chad Salisbury
DL / LB Coach: Leroy Thompson
OL / FB Coach: Mark Tucker
|Team folded before he coached a game.|
|Los Angeles Avengers roster|
Other league exempt
Rookies in italics
|Los Angeles Avengers Hall of Famers|
|No.||Name||Year Inducted||Position(s)||Years w/ Avengers|
|Los Angeles Avengers retired numbers|
The following Avengers players were named to All-Arena Teams:
The following Avengers players were named to All-Ironman Teams:
The following Avengers players were named to All-Rookie Teams:
|Los Angeles Avengers staff|
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