The Tampere Saints was founded in 1998 to continue the local hobby of American football in Tampere, which began in 1982. Previously, the activity was conducted under the names Tampere Rocks, Tampere Ilves, and Pyynikki Patriots.
The history of the Tampere Saints has been very varied, with great ups and downs, including years at the top of the SM league and relegation to the lowest level, as well as the success stories of their own junior players on international fields.
Over the years, the Saints have grown from a hobby group of a few dozen members to the current club of almost 200 members.
The goal is to promote the opportunities for practicing American football in the Pirkanmaa region.
The club holds guided practices throughout the year and match events for various teams mainly during the summer. The club works with school physical education teachers to develop school physical education classes.