Ohio Expo Center Coliseum (1991)
Richfield Coliseum (1992-1994)
Black, Purple, Silver, White
Dave Whinham (1991-1993)
Earle Bruce (1994)
The Cleveland Thunderbolts are a former franchise primarily recognized by the Arena Football League. The team debuted in 1991 under the title Columbus Thunderbolts before relocating to Cleveland, Ohio and adjusting their name accordingly. As the Detroit Drive were successful, the Thunderbolts were one of the most unsuccessful franchises in league history. During its four years in the league, the Thunderbolts went 6-27 under head coach Dave Whinham, and 2-10 under head coach Earle Bruce, putting their franchise record at 8-37. The team folded following the 1994 season.