List of defunct Florida sports teams


List of defunct Florida sports teams

This is a list of former sports teams from the US state of Florida:

=Baseball=

Major Leagues

Negro League baseball

*Jacksonville Red Caps

Minor league baseball

Florida State League

*Daytona Beach Dodgers (1968-1973)
*Daytona Beach Islanders (1920-1986)
*Fort Myers Royals (1978-1988)
*Leesburg Orioles (1961-1970)
*Pompano Beach Cubs
*St. Petersburg Saints (1920-2000)
*Tampa Tarpons (1931-1942) (1946-1987)
*West Palm Beach Braves (1965-1968)

Senior Professional Baseball Association (1989-1990)

*Bradenton Explorers, became Daytona Beach Explorers
*Fort Myers Sun Sox
*Gold Coast Suns
*Orlando Juice
*St. Lucie Legends
*St. Petersburg Pelicans
*West Palm Beach Tropics
*Winter Haven Super Sox

=Basketball=

Mens

American Basketball Association

*Miami Floridians (1968-1972)

Continental Basketball Association

*Tampa Bay Thrillers 1984-1985) (1996-1997)

Global Basketball Association

*Pensacola HotShots (1991-1993)

United States Basketball League

*Brevard Blue Ducks (1988, 1990-04, as Jacksonville Hooters in 1988, 1990-92; as Daytona Beach Hooters in 1993; as Jacksonville Hooters in 1994; as Jacksonville Shooters in 1995; as Jacksonville Barracudas in 1996-98; as Gulf Coast SunDogs in 1999-00; as Lakeland Blue Ducks in 2001
*Florida Sea Dragons (2000-2002)
*Tampa Bay Windjammers (1996-1999)
*Florida Sharks (1995-97)

World Basketball League

*Florida Jades (1991-1992)
*Jacksonville Stingrays (1992)

Womens

Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)

*Miami Sol (2000-2002)
*Orlando Miracle (1999-2002)

=Football=

Arena Football

American Indoor Football Association

*Gulf Coast Raiders (2007)
*Lakeland Thunderbolts (2005-2007)
*Lakeland Thunderbolts (2006-2007)

Arena Football League (AFL)

*Miami Vise (1987)


=arenafootball2 (af2)=

*Jacksonville Tomcats (2000-2002)
*Pensacola Barracudas (2000-2002)
*Tallahassee Thunder (2000-2002)

National Indoor Football League

*Daytona Beach Hawgs (2005)
*Florida Frenzy (2005-2007)
*Fort Myers Tarpons (2006-2007)
*Kissimmee Kreatures (2005-2006)
*Miami Vice Squad (2007)
*Palm Beach Phantoms (2006)
*Palm Beach Waves (2006-2007)
*Port St. Lucie Mustangs (2007)
*Tampa Tide (2007)

Conventional Football

All-America Football Conference (AAFC)

*Miami Seahawks (1946)

Atlantic Coast Football League

*Orlando Panthers (1970-71)

Continental Football League

*Orlando Panthers (1965-1969)

Professional Spring Football League

*Tampa Bay Outlaws (1992)

United States Football League (USFL)

*Jacksonville Bulls (1984-1985)
*Orlando Renegades (1985)
*Tampa Bay Bandits (1983-1985)

Women's American Football League

*Jacksonville Dixie Blues (2001-2003)
*Orlando Mayhem IWFL (2001-2003)
*Orlando Fire (2001-2003)
*Tampa Bay Force (2001-2003)

XFL

*Orlando Rage (2000)

World Football League

*Jacksonville Express (1975)
*Jacksonville Sharks (1974)
*Florida Blazers (1974), became San Antonio Wings, folded with the league in 1975

World League of American Football

*Orlando Thunder (1991-1992)

=Hockey=

American Hockey League (AHL)

*Jacksonville Barons (1973-1974)

Atlantic Coast Hockey League

*Florida Seals(2002-2007)

East Coast Hockey League

*Jacksonville Lizard Kings (1995-2000)
*Miami Matadors (1998-1999)
*Pensacola Ice Pilots (1996-2008)
*Tallahassee Tiger Sharks (1994-2001)

International Hockey League (1945–2001)

*Orlando Solar Bears (1995-2001)

Roller Hockey International

*Florida Hammerheads (1993-1994)
*Orlando Rollergators (1995)
*Orlando Jackals (1996 – 1997)
*Tampa Bay Tritons (1994)

Southern Elite Hockey League

*Daytona Riptide
*Jacksonville Hammerheads
*Kissimmee Fury
*Space Coast Blast
*Tampa Bay Ice Pirates

Southern Hockey League (1995-1996)

*Lakeland Prowlers
*Daytona Beach Breakers
*West Palm Beach Barracudas
*Jacksonville Bullets

Sunshine Hockey League (1992-1995)

*Daytona Beach Sun Devils
*Jacksonville Bullets
*Lakeland Ice Warriors
*St. Petersburg Renegades
*West Palm Beach Blaze

Tropical Hockey League

*Coral Gables Seminoles
*Miami Clippers
*Miami Beach Pirates

World Hockey Association 2

*Jacksonville Barracudas (2002-2008)
*Lakeland Loggerheads (2002-2004)
*Orlando Seals (2002-2005)
*Miami Manatees (2003-2004)

=Soccer=

Indoor

Major Indoor Soccer League

*Orlando Sharks (2007-2008)

Outdoor

Major League Soccer

*Miami Fusion F.C. (1998-2001)
*Tampa Bay Mutiny (1996-2001)

North American Soccer League

*Jacksonville Tea Men (1980-1982)
*Miami Gatos (1972)
*Miami Toros (1973-1976)
*Fort Lauderdale Strikers (1977-1983)
*Tampa Bay Rowdies (1975-1984)

National Professional Soccer League (1984 - 2001)

*Florida ThunderCats (1998-1999)
*Jacksonville Generals (1988)
*Tampa Bay Rowdies (1986-1987)
*Tampa Bay Terror (1995-1997)

United States International Soccer League

*Florida Stars (1994)
*Fort Lauderdale Kicks (1994)
*Jacksonville Fury (1994-95)
*South Florida Flamingos (1994)

United Soccer Leagues First Division

*Jacksonville Cyclones (1997-1999)
*Orlando Sundogs (1997)
*Tampa Bay Cyclones (1996)

United Soccer Leagues Second Division

*Daytona Tigers (1997)
*Florida Stars (1995)
*Florida Strikers (1995, 1997)
*Fort Lauderdale Strikers (1995)
*Miami Breakers (1998)
*Orlando Nighthawks (1997-98)
*Pensacola Barracudas (1998)
*Tallahassee Tempest (1998)
*Tampa Bay Cyclones (1995)

=See Also=

*List of defunct Georgia sports teams
*List of defunct Idaho sports teams
*List of defunct Mississippi sports teams
*List of defunct Ohio sports teams
*List of defunct Pennsylvania sports teams
*List of defunct Texas sports teams

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