The Mississippi Fire Dogs played in Biloxi. After going 9-7 in 1999, the team reached the postseason before losing to the eventual champion Hawaii Hammerheads, 36-16. The following season, the team again went 9-7, but this time won the IPFL Championship with close wins over Omaha and Portland. The team moved to the NIFL in 2001 and won the inaugural Indoor Bowl. After another year in the NIFL, the franchise folded. Biloxi was awarded a franchise in the af2 for the 2006 season, but the team will not participate due to damages by Hurricane Katrina.