The Alabama Hammers is a professional indoor football team based in Huntsville, Alabama. The team is a member of the Professional Indoor Football League. The Hammers originally began play as an expansion team in the Southern Indoor Football League in 2011. The Hammers are the fourth indoor football team to play at the Von Braun Center; these were the Alabama Vipers of the AFL, the Tennessee Valley Vipers of the af2, and the Tennessee Valley Raptors of the United Indoor Football league. The owner of the Hammers is Southern Sports Entertainment, LLC. The Hammers play their home games at the Von Braun Center. Their name comes from the Yellowhammer, the state bird of Alabama.