Syracuse Soldiers

Syracuse Soldiers

The Syracuse Soldiers was a 2006 expansion member of the American Indoor Football League. They played their home games at the War Memorial at Oncenter in Syracuse, New York until the AIFL ended their season on Friday, May 19, 2006.

The team was originally scheduled to play as the Binghamton Brigadiers (later Binghamton Brigade) and have their venue be the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, New York, about 60 miles south of Syracuse. However, insurance problems forced Binghamton to fold before playing a single game.

With the complications, the AIFL rushed to find a placeholder. On January 23, 2006, they announced the Soldiers would begin play. Rich Pogue of Las Vegas, Nevada was named owner prior to the first game, and the team adopted a modified version of the Binghamton logo. They played their first game, at home, on March 6, losing to the Miami Valley Silverbacks 54-30.

On Saturday, April 8, 2006, after losing five-straight games, the Soldiers finally got their first and only win, in a 43-31 road victory over the Steubenville Stampede.

Until the team folded, all of its games were broadcast on WJPZ 89.1 FM Syracuse. The Soldiers opener was called by Todd Robbins and Chris Villani, while the only win in team history was called by Jeff Tiberii. Melissa Morton, Andrew Ardini, Joel Godett and Steve Wanczyk also contributed to the broadcasts providing color commentary, play-by-play, and sideline reporting.

Pogue left town several weeks into the season, and so Andrew Haines, at the time serving as the league president, hastily stepped in and took over the team himself. The effort did not last. After ten games, the Syracuse Soldiers suspended operations. They were replaced by the Cumberland Cardinals, Columbus Fire and Philadelphia Scorpions, a series of amateur outdoor teams from North American Football League, which briefly tried to acquire the AIFL in 2006. However, Haines claimed that the Soldiers had not folded, but were rather "reorganizing their schedule."

Haines was ousted after the end of the 2006 season and the Soldiers were folded.

Season-By-Season

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2006 || 1 || 10 || 0 || 8th Northern || --
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External links

* [http://www.syracusesoldiers.com/ Official Site of the Syracuse Soldiers]
* [http://www.thestatguys.com/AIFL/X2006/SYR.HTM Soldiers' 2006 Stats]
* [http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/schedule/?t_id=1848 Soldiers' 2006 Season & Results]


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