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Emmert purchased the Milwaukee Mustangs, which had been a defunct franchise since the 2012 season.
This essentially gave Emmert the right to an expansion franchise, since none of the team's Milwaukee roots, such as players, front office staff or coaches, remained.
The team finished with the same results in 2015, finishing 5-13.
Originally the team finished behind Las Vegas in the playoff race.
The team played their home games at the Moda Center.
They were known as the Thunder until the franchise went under league ownership in 2016 and became the Steel.
When asked what the biggest challenge to running a new franchise was, team president Jared Rose said, "Getting new fans to buy into something that the market really hasn’t seen before.
Emmert told the Portland Tribune newspaper that the future of the team was up in the air because he was concerned with the league's medical insurance policies and was hoping to try and attract more investors to help fund the team.In the conference semifinals, the Thunder actually led 48-45 with less than a minute left, before a miracle finish caused them to lose to the 2-time reigning champion Arizona Rattlers, 52-48.On September 23, 2014, the Thunder fired head Coach Matthew Sauk.Steel is an overtly visible part of the Portland landscape, with foundries decorating both the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, and is seen in several of the city's 12 iconic bridges.On September 7, 2017, Portland television station KGW did an investigation about the AFL's operations following the takeover of the franchise from Emmert and reported that the league's owners Arena Football One, LLC, quietly shut down the operations following the 2016 season and left town leaving a trail of unpaid bills and failing to pay former employees and vendors money owed to them.
The Portland Steel were a professional arena football team based in Portland, Oregon and members of the Arena Football League (AFL).