2000 Arena Football League season

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2000 Arena Football League season
League Arena Football League
Sport Arena football
DurationApril 13, 2000 – August 20, 2000
ArenaBowl XIV
Champions Orlando Predators
  Runners-up Nashville Kats
Finals MVP Connell Maynor, ORL
AFL seasons

The 2000 Arena Football League season was the 14th season of the Arena Football League. It was succeeded by 2001. The league champions were the Orlando Predators, who defeated the Nashville Kats in ArenaBowl XIV. [1]


The season was originally cancelled on February 24, 2000, due to an antitrust suit filed by the Arena Football League Players Association against the league stemming from player complaints that league owners have conspired to withhold free agency, health benefits and higher salaries. [2] On March 1, 2000, the league re-opened its season when the Players' Union came to a collective bargaining agreement with the league. [3]


National Conference
Eastern Division
Albany Firebirds 950.643420.667
New England Sea Wolves 860.571510.833
Buffalo Destroyers 590.357240.333
New Jersey Red Dogs 4100.286150.167
Southern Division
Orlando Predators 1130.786620.750
Nashville Kats 950.643530.625
Tampa Bay Storm 860.571620.750
Florida Bobcats 3110.214350.375
Carolina Cobras 3110.214080.000
American Conference
Central Division
Iowa Barnstormers 950.643510.833
Milwaukee Mustangs 770.500240.333
Grand Rapids Rampage 680.429330.500
Houston Thunderbears 3110.214240.333
Western Division
San Jose SaberCats 1220.857420.667
Arizona Rattlers 1220.857510.833
Oklahoma Wranglers 770.500330.500
Los Angeles Avengers 3110.214060.000


 Wild Card RoundQuarterfinalsSemifinals ArenaBowl XIV
 1San Jose63 
7New England38
 1San Jose42 
11Grand Rapids14 
  8Tampa Bay24 
8Tampa Bay72

All-Arena team

PositionFirst teamSecond team
Quarterback Aaron Garcia, Iowa Sherdrick Bonner, Arizona
Fullback/Linebacker Bob McMillen, Arizona Rick Hamilton, Orlando
Wide receiver/Defensive back Carlos James, Iowa
Bret Cooper, Orlando
Randy Gatewood, Arizona
Sean Riley, Milwaukee
Wide receiver/Linebacker Hunkie Cooper, Arizona Greg Hopkins, Albany
Offensive specialist Mike Horacek, Iowa Steve Papin, San Jose
Offensive lineman/Defensive lineman Sam Hernandez, San Jose
Victor Hall, Los Angeles
Joe Jacobs, Albany
James Baron, Nashville
B.J. Cohen, Orlando
Tom Briggs, Oklahoma
Defensive specialist Kenny McEntyre, Orlando
Kevin Kaesviharn, Iowa
Damon Mason, Orlando
Tommy Henry, Tampa Bay
Kicker Clay Rush, Iowa Steve Videtich, Milwaukee

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