St. Louis Stampede

The St. Louis Stampede were a professional arena football team based in St. Louis, Missouri. The team was a member of the Central Division of the American Conference, in the Arena Football League (AFL). The Stampede competed in the 1995 and 1996 seasons, playing their home games in the Kiel Center (since renamed the Enterprise Center), also the home of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League.

St. Louis Stampede
Established 1995
Folded 1996
Played in Kiel Center
in St. Louis, Missouri
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League/conference affiliations
Arena Football League (19951996)
  • American Conference (1995–1996)
Team colorsBlack, red, orange, gold, white
         
Personnel
Head coachDave Ewart
Team history
  • St. Louis Stampede (1995–1996)
Championships
League championships (0)
Conference championships (0)
Prior to 2005, the AFL did not have conference championship games
Division championships (0)
Playoff appearances (2)
Home arena(s)

The Stampede were coached by Earle Bruce during the 1995 season, and for the first 4 games of the 1996 season, before he announced his resignation to spend more time with his family.[1] The Stampede qualified for the playoffs during both seasons of their existence, but folded after the completion of their second season in 1996. Reaching the playoffs both seasons, they scored 49 points in two first-round games. However, they lost both.

Season-by-seasonEdit

Season records
Season W L T Finish Playoff results
1995 9 3 0 Lost Quarterfinals (Albany 51-49)
1996 8 6 0 Lost Quarterfinals (Iowa 52-49)
Totals 17 11 0 (including playoffs)

Players of noteEdit

Arena Football Hall of FamersEdit

St. Louis Stampede Hall of Famers
No. Name Year Inducted Position(s) Years w/ Stampede
7 Darryl Hammond 2013 WR/LB 1995-96

All-Arena playersEdit

The following Stampede players were named to All-Arena Teams:

Coaches of noteEdit

Head coachesEdit

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 1996 Arena Football League season.

Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Awards
W L T Win% W L
Earle Bruce 19951996 11 5 0 .688 0 1
Dave Ewart 1996 6 4 0 .600 0 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Earle Bruce resigns Arena Football post". Toledo Blade. May 31, 1996. Retrieved April 2, 2014.

External linksEdit