The Florida Tarpons are a professional indoor football team based in Estero, Florida. The team is currently a member of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. They began play in 2012 as an expansion team. The Tarpons are Estero's second indoor football team; their first since arenafootball2's Florida Firecats which played from 2001 until the af2's demise in 2009. In addition, they are the fourth indoor football team in the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metropolitan area, with them and the Firecats joining the unrelated Fort Myers Tarpons which played in the National Indoor Football League's final season of 2007 and the Florida Stingrays which played the 2008 American Indoor Football Association season.. The Founders of the Tarpons are Andrew & Leah Haines and Michael & Anna Taylor. The Tarpons play their home games at Germain Arena.