Columbus Lions

Columbus Lions
Founded2007
LeagueWIFL 2007
AIFA 2008
Team HistoryColumbus Lions
2007-present
ArenaColumbus Civic Center
Based inColumbus, Georgia
Team Colorsblue, black, silver
President of Football OperationsKevin McDonald
Zack McDonald
Head CoachJason Gibson
Championships0
Division Titles0
DancersColumbus Lions Dance Team
MascotBeamer


The Columbus Lions are an indoor football team, and were a charter member of the World Indoor Football League. They have moved to the American Indoor Football Association for the 2008 season. They play their home games at the Columbus Civic Center in Columbus, Georgia.

This team should not be confused with the Chattahoochee Valley Vipers, the former indoor team from Columbus, nor the Columbus Wardogs, who played four seasons in Columbus in the af2 league.

The Lions' inaugural game on February 26, 2007 was marred by tragedy when opposing defensive back Javon Camon of the Daytona Beach Thunder was killed after a hard but clean hit by Columbus receiver Cedric Ware during the fourth quarter.[1][2]

For the Lions' impressive inaugural season, Head Coach Jason Gibson won the league's inaugural Coach of the Year Award.[1]

Season-By-Season

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties
Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Columbus Lions (WIFL)
200710401st LeagueLost World Indoor Bowl I (Augusta)
Columbus Lions (AIFA)
2008----------
Totals1050(including playoffs)

References

1. ^ Indoor football player dies after head-to-head hit, espn.com; retrieved February 27, 2007
2. ^ Daytona player dies, ledger-enquirer.com; retrieved February 27, 2007

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Sport American football
Founded 2007
CEO Gary Tufford (Commissioner)
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Country(ies)  United States

Most recent champion(s) Augusta Spartans

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Sport Indoor football
Founded 2007
Motto Fast Paced Family Fun
No. of teams 15
Country(ies)  United States

Most recent champion(s) Lakeland Thunderbolts

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Columbus Civic Center is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Columbus, Georgia, built in 1996. It is home to the Columbus Cottonmouths ice hockey team and the Columbus Lions indoor football team. The venue replaced the Municipal Auditorium.
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Location in Muscogee County and the state of Georgia
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Kevin McDonald

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Early history

The first major indoor football game was the 1932 NFL Playoff Game, which was played indoors in the Chicago Stadium
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Sport American football
Founded 2007
CEO Gary Tufford (Commissioner)
No. of teams
Country(ies)  United States

Most recent champion(s) Augusta Spartans

Official website Official Site

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Sport Indoor football
Founded 2007
Motto Fast Paced Family Fun
No. of teams 15
Country(ies)  United States

Most recent champion(s) Lakeland Thunderbolts

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Columbus Civic Center is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Columbus, Georgia, built in 1996. It is home to the Columbus Cottonmouths ice hockey team and the Columbus Lions indoor football team. The venue replaced the Municipal Auditorium.
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Columbus, Georgia
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Location in Muscogee County and the state of Georgia
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CEO Gary Tufford (Commissioner)
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Country(ies)  United States

Most recent champion(s) Augusta Spartans

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Sport Indoor football
Founded 2007
Motto Fast Paced Family Fun
No. of teams 15
Country(ies)  United States

Most recent champion(s) Lakeland Thunderbolts

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Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties
Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2007 8 7 0 4th Southern Lost SC Week 1 (Lakeland)
Totals 8 8 0 (including playoffs)

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