Play in Fort Myers, Florida
at the Evangelical Christian School football field. (outdoor)
| American Indoor Football Association (2008)|
Southern Amateur Football Association (2012)
|Team colors||Garnet, Gold, White|
|General manager||Jay Lawrence|
|Head coach||Chris Morant|
|League championships (0)|
|Conference championships (0)|
|Division championships (0)|
The Florida Stingrays were an amateur football team in the American Indoor Football Association and United Football Federation of America. They were once a 2008 expansion team of the American Indoor Football Association, where they played their home games at the Lee County Civic Center.
The Stingrays were the only winless team in the AIFA in 2008.After the season, the majority owner of the team left, and the team suspended operations.
The Florida Stingrays were scheduled to play in 2012 at Germain Arena but hoped to play at Lee County Civic Center for the Southern Indoor Football League.Instead, they became an amateur team and joined the Southern Amateur Football Association.
|Florida Stingrays (AIFA)|
|2008||0||14||0||4th WC Southern||--|
|Florida Stingrays (SAFA)|
|2012||6||4||0||2nd South Division||Loss Quarterfinal (Gainesville Gators)|
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