The Steubenville Stampede
was an indoor football
franchise, most recently a member of the Continental Indoor Football League
. They played their home games at the St. John Arena
in Steubenville, Ohio
The team began play in 2006 as an expansion member of the American Indoor Football League
. On March 4, 2006, the Stampede lost their inaugural home-opener 21-14 against the Johnstown Riverhawks
, which became the lowest scoring game in the AIFL's two-year existence. The Stampede were one of the worst in the AIFL; it took the Stampede until the final two weeks of the regular season to get their only two AIFL wins.
After the 2006 season, the team decided to move to the CIFL
. The Stampede were sold to Summit County Rumble owner Ramone Davenport in January 2007.
The team, although starting the season 4-0, were struggling business-wise, and at one point almost folded, but later on were purchased by Martin D. Maiuri and finished the season. Unfortunately, the team would only win one of their remaining eight games, finishing the season 5-7 and two games out of the playoffs.
Finally, on June 28, 2007, the CIFL took over and ceased operations of the Stampede.
|-| colspan="6" align="center" | Steubenville Stampede (AIFL)
|-|2006 || 1 || 11 || 0 || 7th Northern || Only games played (1-1 in forfeits)|-| colspan="6" align="center" | Steubenville Stampede (CIFL)
|-|2007 || 5 || 7 || 0 || 5th Atlantic ||... Read More