The Storm ended the 2006 season with a 7–9 record (4th in their Division), ending a 19-year streak of playoff appearances, dating back to their days as the Gladiators and the start of the Arena Football League.
In December 2007, Kern sold 51% of his stake in the Storm to Robert Nucci for just over .6 million, while still maintaining control of the other 49%.
The franchise was originally known as the Pittsburgh Gladiators, and was one of the original four AFL teams formed in 1987.
The team was named by Robert Ninehouser whose entry for the team name was selected in 1987.
Pete Times Forum, and Tampa Bay Times Forum) which is located in Tampa.The club was last owned by Jeffrey Vinik, also the owner of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning.Home games were played at the Amalie Arena in Tampa. The team, along with the Chicago Bruisers, Denver Dynamite and Washington Commandos, joined the AFL in 1987 as one of the charter franchises, and by 1992 it was the last of the four still operating. The franchise was originally located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and known as the Pittsburgh Gladiators.It had been in the same city for longer than any other AFL team.Stand Up To Cancer is proud to announce that the Hollywood community is rallying together yet again to support the sixth biennial televised fundraising special which will be broadcast on CBS, SHOWTIME and other networks.