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Anaheim Piranhas

Anaheim Piranhas
Anaheim Piranhas
Founded 1994
Folded 1997
League Arena Football League
Conference American
Division Western
Team history Las Vegas Sting (1994–1995)
Based in Anaheim, California
Arena Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
Colors Red, Black, White
Owner(s) Robert Zinngrabe
Head coach Mike Hohensee
Playoff berths 2 (1994, 1996)

The Anaheim Piranhas were a professional arena football team that played in the Arena Football League from 1994 - 1997. They played their home games at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. The team was originally known as the Las Vegas Sting, prior to moving to Anaheim in 1996. The team was owned by future Arena Football League commissioner C. David Baker.

The Sting hosted the Cleveland Thunderbolts in a nationally televised game on June 17, 1994, the same day O.J. Simpson led Los Angeles police on the most closely watched pursuit in American history.


  • History 1
    • Las Vegas Sting (1994–1995) 1.1
    • Anaheim Piranhas (1996–1997) 1.2
  • Notable players 2
    • Arena Football Hall of Famers 2.1
    • All-Arena players 2.2
  • Season-by-season 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Las Vegas Sting (1994–1995)

The Las Vegas Sting was a team which competed in the Arena Football League during the 1994 and 1995 seasons. Their home games in 1994 were played in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and they were moved to the Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for the 1995 season. The team was relocated to Anaheim, California prior to the start of the 1996 season, at which time it was renamed the Anaheim Piranhas.

Anaheim Piranhas (1996–1997)

The Piranhas played their home games at Arrowhead Pond, also the home of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim of the National Hockey League. The team was not an overwhelmingly successful draw in the high-overhead Southern California market and folded after the conclusion of the 1997 season.[1]

Notable players

Arena Football Hall of Famers

Las Vegas Sting / Anaheim Piranhas Hall of Famers
No. Name Year Inducted Position(s) Years w/ Sting/Piranhas
?? Sam Hernandez 2011 OL/DL 1994–1997
-- Mike Hohensee 2012 Head Coach 1997

All-Arena players

The following Sting/Piranhas players have been named to All-Arena Teams:



  1. ^ Dave McKibben (November 20, 1997). "After Two Seasons, Piranhas Are Folding". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 

External links

  • Las Vegas Sting at
  • Anaheim Piranhas at
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