The Fairbanks Grizzlies were a professional indoor football team based in Fairbanks, Alaska. The team was a member of the Pacific Division of the Intense Conference in the Indoor Football League (IFL). The Grizzlies began play in 2008 as a member of the Intense Football League and joined the IFL in 2008 as part of the Intense Football League and United Indoor Football (UIF) merger. The team played their home games at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.
Played in Carlson Center
in Fairbanks, Alaska
|Intense Football League (2008)|
|Team colors||Blue, orange, white|
|Head coach||Robert Fuller|
|League championships (0)|
|Conference championships (0)|
|Division championships (1)|
|Playoff appearances (3)|
|2009, 2010, 2011|
The Grizzlies were notable for being the northernmost professional gridiron football team in history; the Alaska Wild held the previous record, and before that, the Edmonton Eskimos. Grizzlies games were broadcast live on KCBF. (The northernmost gridiron football team of any sort is the high school football team of Barrow High School.)
The Grizzlies suspended operations in October 2011 in the face of lawsuits against the team.
|Fairbanks Grizzlies (Intense Football League)|
|Fairbanks Grizzlies (Indoor Football League)|
|2009||7||7||0||2nd Intense Pacific||Won Divisionals I (Colorado)|
Lost Divisionals II (Billings)
|2010||9||5||0||2nd Pacific North||Lost First Round (Billings)|
|2011||10||4||0||1st Pacific||Lost Conference Semi-Final (Allen)|
|Fairbanks Grizzlies roster|
- Sam Friedman (November 6, 2011). "Lawsuit filed against Fairbanks Grizzlies". newsminer.com. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Retrieved January 29, 2016.