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Columbus Destroyers is an football team of Arena Football League. They were founded in 1999 in Buffalo, New York. But in 2004 they moved to Columbus, Ohio and since then played from there. They participate in the Eastern Division of the AFL. To buy tickets for their matches you can contact us.

Columbus Destroyers who were known as Buffalo Destroyers made their debut in the 1999 AFL season. They were owned by Mark Hamister a businessman from Buffalo area and HSBC Arena was the venue for their home games.

The Destroyers had an early taste of success in terms of high attendance. But their loosing streak afterwards led to the decline in the attendance. Their first head coach Dave Whinham had to loose his job owing to a poor record of 1-17, in the middle of second season. Ray Bentley stepped in Whinham's shoes. Though he was one of the most successful coach but in the end couldn't lead the Destroyer's on a winning track. In 2002, Destroyer's started with 6-3 only to end with a dismissal 0-5 record and barely missed the playoffs. This led to the resignation of Bentley and Ron Selesky replaced him. But Selesky too was a failure.
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After the end of 2003 season, talks of relocating the Destroyers started due to their loss USD 5 million since last five years, poor media coverage and low attendance. Finally in September of 2003 Hamister made the announcement that Destroyers will be playing their 2004 season from Columbus.
After moving to Columbus they started playing their home games in the downtown area, Nationwide Arena. The Destroyers's ownership changed hands with the founder of Worthington Industries, John H. McConnell, accountant Jim Renacci while Joey Galloway also has stake in the team. Mark Hamister gradually gave away all his share.
In comparison to Buffalo, Destroyers were acknowledged more in Columbus after playing two full seasons. Despite of little success they witnessed record attendance in the AFL and media giving them good coverage.
In June this year Columbus Destroyers again signed fullback/linebacker Harold Wells, offensive/defensive linemen Brad Greetis and Howard Duncan and also wide receiver/linebacker David Saunders. All the four players have been signed as part of preparing the team for 2007 season.
Harold Wells was a hit from his first season of the Arena Football League. He has emerged as a leading rusher in only 12 games. He also acted as an effective defender with 18.0 tackles, a forced fumble and an assisted sack.
Brad Greetis started his first season of AFL in 2006. He has played seven matches with 7.0 tackles to his name. He added a rushing down and also recovered a fumble.
Howard Duncan is an outstanding rookie making an appearence in 10 out of 11 final games of the team. Duncan is credited for 4.0 tackles. He had a fumble recovery and an assisted tackle for a loss.
David Saunders was a top receivers for the Columbus Destroyer and has been awarded Ironman of the Game thrice. Being on the defense Saunders recorded 20.0 tackles, three pass breakups and one forced fumble. He also had three fumble recoveries
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