World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Mahoning Valley Thunder

Article Id: WHEBN0005119370
Reproduction Date:

Title: Mahoning Valley Thunder  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Covelli Centre, AF2, Defunct AF2 teams, WikiProject Arena Football League/Newsletter/Issue XIII, Youngstown Patricians
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Mahoning Valley Thunder

Mahoning Valley Thunder
Mahoning Valley Thunder
Founded 2007
Folded 2009
League AF2
Conference American
Division East
Based in Youngstown, Ohio
Arena Covelli Centre
Owner(s) Insight Entertainment, LLC
Head coach Chris MacKeown
Previous proposed logo

The Mahoning Valley Thunder was a professional af2 arena football team from 2007-2009.

Having entered af2 as an expansion team in 2007, the Thunder played its home games at Cortland Banks Field at the Covelli Centre in downtown Youngstown, Ohio.

The teams colors were a combination of Black and Navy Blue, with the minor color of Gray.

Single-game tickets ranged from $5.00 to $50.00.[1]

The team sold out their inaugural home game, on March 31, 2007, to a crowd of over 5,900 fans, while their 2nd home game entertained almost 4,800 fans, on April 21, 2007.

The Thunder's first head coach, Mike Hold, went 11-26 in his two-plus years at the helm. Hold was fired on April 28, 2009.[2]

After going 0-3 under interim head coach, Brennan Booth, the Thunder named the franchise's second head coach, Chris MacKeown, on May 26, 2009.[3] The team ended with a 2-14 record in 2009.

Attendance declined steadily over the three years, and the owners were unable to find investors to keep the team afloat.[4] This led to an announcement on September 9, 2009 that the team will suspend operations indefinitely. It is assumed that the team will not return, as the af2 league disbanded the same day.[5]

Season-by-season

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2007 7 9 0 3rd AC East --
2008 3 13 0 4th AC East --
2009 2 14 0 4th AC East
Totals 12 36 0

References

  1. ^ Shilling, Don and Joe Scalzo. "Mahoning Valley's least expensive seats are the most costly in its league." Vindy.com. March 29, 2007.
  2. ^ "Thunder Fire Head Coach Mike Hold"
  3. ^ "Thunder G.M. hopes for quick turnaround with new coach"
  4. ^ "Mahoning Valley Thunder Faces Defeat" WKBN. Sept. 9, 2009
  5. ^ "Youngstown Thunder af2 Team Folds" Youngstown Vindicator. Sept. 9, 2009

External links

  • Official website
  • ArenaFan


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.