Orlando Predators (NAL)
The Orlando Predators are a professional indoor football team based in Orlando, Florida, with home games at the Amway Center and is a member of the National Arena League. They played their first season in 2019 and are marketed as a revival of the Orlando Predators, who played 25 seasons in the Arena Football League from 1991 to 2016. The original owners of the NAL team acquired the Predators' trademarks in late 2018 after the previous owner, David A. Siegel, allowed them to lapse.
Play in Orlando, Florida
at the Amway Center
|National Arena League (2019–present)|
|Team colors||Black, red, gold, white|
|General manager||Casey Todt|
|Head coach||Ben Bennett|
|League championships (0)|
|Conference championships (0)|
|Division championships (0)|
The relaunch of the Orlando Predators was announced in January 2019 and was owned by Kenny McEntyre and Nate Starling after acquiring the trademarks for the team in late 2018. McEntyre and inaugural head coach Doug Miller were both former players with the AFL incarnation of the team. In their inaugural 2019 season, the team finished with a 2–12 record and last place in the league. During the season, players claimed the team was poorly operated including failed payments and evictions from team housing.
Prior to the team's second season, the ownership of the Predators were removed by the league and replaced by another local ownership group composed of co-owner Nate Starling and the Trideco family. The new ownership group brought in former AFL Predator Ben Bennett as head coach. The 2020 season never took place due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
|League champions||Playoff berth||League leader|
|Season||League||Regular season||Postseason results|
|2020||NAL||Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic|
|Totals||2||12||0||All-time regular season record (2019)|
|0||0||—||All-time postseason record (2019)|
|2||12||0||All-time regular season and postseason record (2019)|
Note: Statistics are correct through the 2019 National Arena League season.
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- J.C. Carnahan (January 16, 2019). "Kenny McEntyre revives Orlando Predators in National Arena League". Orlando Sentinel.
- "Orlando Predators player claims team's financial troubles led to bounced checks, evictions". WFTV. August 2, 2019.
- "New Faces to Join the Orlando Predators in 2020 New Ownership Group and Head Coach". NAL. October 12, 2019.