The Florida Marine Raiders are a professional indoor football team; though they began play in 2012 as a member of the Ultimate Indoor Football League, for 2014 they will be a charter member of the X-League. The Raiders are based in Lakeland, Florida, with home games to be played at the Lakeland Center. The Lakeland Raiders were founded by Michael Mink in his mothers vision of helping players get a second chance. The Lakeland Team is from the founding team Gulf Coast Raiders of the SSFL in 2005 that kicked off Mink's quest as a football coach.
The Raiders are the second indoor football team to play in Lakeland, after the Lakeland Thunderbolts which played in the National Indoor Football League for the 2005 and 2006 seasons, then joined the American Indoor Football Association for the 2007 season, winning the league championship before folding that offseason.