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The Milwaukee Mustangs
were an Arena Football League team. They played from 1994
The 1994 Arena Football League season was the 8th season of the Arena Football League. The league champions were the Arizona Rattlers, who defeated the Orlando Predators in ArenaBowl VIII.-Team Movement:...
The 2001 Arena Football League season was the 15th season of the Arena Football League. The league champions were the Grand Rapids Rampage, who defeated the Nashville Kats in ArenaBowl XV.-Standings:* Green indicates clinched playoff berth...
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee is the largest city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, the 28th most populous city in the United States and 39th most populous region in the United States. It is the county seat of Milwaukee County and is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. According to 2010 census data, the...
's Bradley Center
The Bradley Center is an indoor arena, located on the northwest corner of North 4th and West State Streets, in Downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin....
The team was founded in 1994 amidst rumors that the Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers are an American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League . The Packers are the current NFL champions...
would soon stop playing games in Milwaukee, something they'd been doing since 1936. Later that year, the Packers would confirm the rumors and announced that their December contest at Milwaukee County Stadium
Milwaukee County Stadium was a ballpark in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1953 to 2000. It was primarily used as a baseball stadium for the Milwaukee Braves and Brewers, but was also used for football games, ice skating, religious services, concerts and other large events...
would be their last.
For many in the Milwaukee area, the Mustangs helped fill the void left by the Packers. The team never finished lower than eighth in seasonal attendance, regularly drawing in the 14,000's and 15,000's (at a time when average attendance was approx. 8,500). The Mustangs even led the AFL in attendance in 1996.
The AFL folded the team after the 2001 season, due to uncertainty regarding arena availability. Milwaukee was left without an arena football team until 2008, with the formation of the Milwaukee Bonecrushers of the Continental Indoor Football League, who played their home games at the U.S. Cellular Arena
U.S. Cellular Arena is an indoor arena, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin...
. A year later, the Milwaukee Iron
The Milwaukee Mustangs are a professional arena football team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They are currently members of the Arena Football League , which they joined in 2010 during the league's restructuring...
began play in the Arena Football 2
AF2 was the name of the Arena Football League's developmental league; it was founded in 1999 and played its first season in 2000. Like parent AFL, the AF2 played using the same arena football rules and style of play. League seasons ran from April through July with the postseason and ArenaCup...
League across the street at the Bradley Center. In January of 2011, it was announced that the Milwaukee Iron, now of the Arena Football League
The Arena Football League is the highest level of professional indoor American football in the United States. It is currently the second longest running professional football league in the United States, after the National Football League. It was founded in 1987 by Jim Foster...
would be changing its name to the Milwaukee Mustangs.
- 1994: Lou Saban
Louis Henry Saban was an American football player and coach. Saban played for Indiana University in college and as a pro for the Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference...
- 1994 Art Haege, 0-8
- 1995-1997 Michael Trigg, 22-18
- 1998-2001 Rick Frazier, 24-32
- Alvin Ashley
Alvin Ashley is a former American football wide receiver in the Arena Football League. He played college football at Southwest Minnesota State....
- Bret Bielema
-Personal life:Bielema announced on April 1, 2011 that he was engaged to his girlfriend, Jen. The wedding is scheduled for spring 2012.-External links:* *...
- Gary Compton
Gary Compton is a former American football wide receiver in the Arena Football League. He played college football at East Texas State....
- Clint Dolezel
Clint Dolezel is Offensive Coordinator of the Philadelphia Soul, an Indoor Football team belonging to the Arena Football League . As an AFL player, he was originally signed by the Milwaukee Mustangs...
- Mark Grieb
Mark Grieb is an Arena football quarterback for the San Jose SaberCats . He was originally signed by the Anaheim Piranhas...
- Todd Hammel
Todd Layne Hammel is an Arena Football League quarterback for the Utah Blaze. He has played for 10 teams since his AFL career began in 1992.-High school career:...
- Anthony Jefferson
- Kevin McDougal
Kevin T. McDougal is best known as the starting quarterback for the University of Notre Dame football team who narrowly missed winning the national championship in 1993...
- Wayne Wade
- Kenny Stucker-K
- Dave Miller
Dave Miller may refer to:* Dave Miller , United States baseball player and coach* Dave Miller , South African athlete in cricket* Dave Miller , British athlete in football...
- 8: Kenny Stucker, 1994-1999
- 5: [Todd Hamell]1995-1999
- 3: [Gary Compton]1994-2001