Jun 012013
 

There are 77 different cities that have been the home to at least one major pro football team at one time or another. New York City can claim 10 different teams – by the far most among major pro football’s current or former cities.

Tally of Major Pro Football Teams by City

Note: Also counted are the seasons in which a team played multiple “home” games at the listed city on a temporary/part-time basis (i.e. Chicago Cardinals at Bloomington, MN from 1959).

For the purpose of this tally merged teams were split. Merged teams: Boston Yanks-Brooklyn Tigers 1945; Chicago Cardinals-Pittsburgh Steelers, 1944; Philadelphia Eagles-Pittsburgh Steelers, 1943.

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Population: The city’s population in the 2010 Census. Note: Phoenix, AZ (1,445,632/6th) is the most populated city to have never been the home to a major pro football team. The Cardinals belong to the Phoenix metro area, but they’ve never actually played a game in the city of Phoenix.

Current Teams: The number of active NFL teams that currently call this city their home.

Former Teams: The number of major pro football teams (active and defunct) that once called this city their home.

Columns can be sorted by clicking on the titles in the header. You can quickly find a specific city using the search box to the right. 

Move your mouse cursor over the figures in the “Current” and “Former” columns for specific information.

CityStatePopulationTeamsFirst SeasonLast SeasonCurrent TeamsFormer Teams
AkronOH199,1101 team19201926

0 teams

1 team

AnaheimCA336,2651 team19801994

0 teams

1 team

ArlingtonTX365,4381 team19212012

1 team

0 teams

AtlantaGA420,0031 team19662012

1 team

0 teams

BaltimoreMD620,9613 teams19472012

1 team

2 teams

Baton RougeLA229,4931 team20052005

0 teams

1 team

BloomingtonMN82,8932 teams19591981

0 teams

2 teams

BostonMA617,5944 teams19291970

0 teams

4 teams

BuffaloNY261,3103 teams19201972

0 teams

3 teams

CantonOH73,0071 team19201926

0 teams

1 team

ChampaignIL81,0551 team20022002

0 teams

1 team

CharlotteNC731,4241 team19962012

1 team

0 teams

Chestnut HillMA22,4911 team19691969

0 teams

1 team

ChicagoIL2,695,5984 teams19202012

1 team

3 teams

CincinnatiOH296,9433 teams19212012

1 team

2 teams

ClemsonSC13,9051 team19951995

0 teams

1 team

ClevelandOH396,8155 teams19202012

1 team

4 teams

ColumbusOH787,0331 team19201926

0 teams

1 team

DallasTX1,197,8163 teams19521971

0 teams

3 teams

DaytonOH141,5271 team19201929

0 teams

1 team

DecaturIL76,1221 team19201920

0 teams

1 team

DenverCO600,1581 team19602012

1 team

0 teams

DetroitMI713,7775 teams19202012

1 team

4 teams

DuluthMN86,2651 team19231927

0 teams

1 team

East ClevelandOH17,8431 team19381938

0 teams

1 team

East HartfordCT51,2521 team19261926

0 teams

1 team

East OrangeNJ64,2701 team19291929

0 teams

1 team

East RutherfordNJ8,9132 teams19762012

2 teams

0 teams

EvansvilleIN117,4291 team19211922

0 teams

1 team

FoxboroughMA16,8651 team19712012

1 team

0 teams

GaryIN80,2941 team19261926

0 teams

1 team

GlendaleAZ226,7211 team20062012

1 team

0 teams

Green BayWI104,0571 team19212012

1 team

0 teams

HammondIN80,8301 team19201925

0 teams

1 team

HoustonTX2,099,4512 teams19602012

1 team

1 team

IndianapolisIN829,7181 team19842012

1 team

0 teams

IrvingTX216,2901 team19712008

0 teams

1 team

JacksonvilleFL821,7841 team19952012

1 team

0 teams

Kansas CityMO459,7872 teams19242012

1 team

1 team

KenoshaWI99,2181 team19241924

0 teams

1 team

LandoverMD23,0781 team19972012

1 team

0 teams

Los AngelesCA3,792,6215 teams19261994

0 teams

5 teams

LouisvilleKY602,0111 team19211926

0 teams

1 team

MarionOH36,8371 team19221923

0 teams

1 team

MemphisTN646,8891 team19971997

0 teams

1 team

MiamiFL399,4572 teams19661986

0 teams

2 teams

Miami GardensFL107,1671 team19872012

1 team

0 teams

MilwaukeeWI594,8332 teams19221994

0 teams

2 teams

MinersvillePA4,3971 team19251928

0 teams

1 team

MinneapolisMN382,5782 teams19212012

1 team

1 team

MuncieIN70,0851 team19201921

0 teams

1 team

NashvilleTN601,2221 team19982012

1 team

0 teams

New HavenCT129,7791 team19731974

0 teams

1 team

New OrleansLA343,8291 team19672012

1 team

0 teams

New YorkNY8,175,13310 teams19211983

0 teams

10 teams

NewarkNJ277,1401 team19301930

0 teams

1 team

OaklandCA390,7241 team19622012

1 team

0 teams

Orchard ParkNY29,0541 team19732012

1 team

0 teams

PhiladelphiaPA1,526,0062 teams19242012

1 team

1 team

PittsburghPA305,7041 team19332012

1 team

0 teams

PontiacMI59,5151 team19752001

0 teams

1 team

PortsmouthOH20,2261 team19301933

0 teams

1 team

ProvidenceRI178,0421 team19251931

0 teams

1 team

RacineWI78,8601 team19221926

0 teams

1 team

RochesterNY210,5651 team19201925

0 teams

1 team

Rock IslandIL39,0181 team19201925

0 teams

1 team

San AntonioTX1,327,4071 team20052005

0 teams

1 team

San DiegoCA1,307,4021 team19612012

1 team

0 teams

San FranciscoCA805,2352 teams19462012

1 team

1 team

SeattleWA608,6601 team19762012

1 team

0 teams

St. LouisMO319,2944 teams19232012

1 team

3 teams

TampaFL335,7091 team19762012

1 team

0 teams

TempeAZ161,7191 team19882005

0 teams

1 team

ToledoOH287,2081 team19221923

0 teams

1 team

TonawandaNY15,1301 team19211921

0 teams

1 team

WashingtonDC601,7232 teams19211996

0 teams

2 teams

West AllisWI60,4111 team19341951

0 teams

1 team

 

Tally of Major Pro Football Seasons by City (1920-2012)

Since the NFL’s founding in 1920, the city of Chicago has fielded a team every season but one (2002). From 1920-1959, the Windy City was the home to multiple teams, so when you combine and count the seasons played by each NFL, AAFC, and AFL team; the city of Chicago leads all with 136 combined seasons.

CityStateSeasonsSeasons CombinedTeam with the Most Seasons--Seasons
AkronOH7 seasons7 seasonsAkron Pros/Indians7 seasons
AnaheimCA15 seasons15 seasonsLos Angeles Rams15 seasons
ArlingtonTX4 seasons4 seasonsDallas Cowboys4 seasons
AtlantaGA47 seasons47 seasonsAtlanta Falcons47 seasons
BaltimoreMD52 seasons52 seasonsBaltimore Colts31 seasons
Baton RougeLA1 season1 seasonNew Orleans Saints1 season
BloomingtonMN22 seasons22 seasonsMinnesota Vikings21 seasons
BostonMA21 seasons21 seasonsBoston/New England Patriots10 seasons
BuffaloNY26 seasons26 seasonsBuffalo Bills13 seasons
CantonOH6 seasons6 seasonsCanton Bulldogs6 seasons
ChampaignIL1 season1 seasonChicago Bears1 season
CharlotteNC17 seasons17 seasonsCarolina Panthers17 seasons
Chestnut HillMA1 season1 seasonBoston Patriots1 season
ChicagoIL92 seasons136 seasonsChicago Bears/Staleys91 seasons
CincinnatiOH48 seasons48 seasonsCincinnati Bengals45 seasons
ClemsonSC1 season1 seasonCarolina Panthers1 season
ClevelandOH79 seasons79 seasonsCleveland Browns67 seasons
ColumbusOH7 seasons7 seasonsColumbus Panhandles/Tigers7 seasons
DallasTX13 seasons16 seasonsDallas Cowboys12 seasons
DaytonOH10 seasons10 seasonsDayton Triangles10 seasons
DecaturIL1 season1 seasonDecatur Staleys1 season
DenverCO53 seasons53 seasonsDenver Broncos53 seasons
DetroitMI57 seasons57 seasonsDetroit Lions52 seasons
DuluthMN5 seasons5 seasonsDuluth Kelleys/Eskimos5 seasons
East ClevelandOH1 season1 seasonCleveland Rams1 season
East HartfordCT1 season1 seasonHartford Blues1 season
East OrangeNJ1 season1 seasonOrange Tornadoes1 season
East RutherfordNJ37 seasons66 seasonsNew York Giants37 seasons
EvansvilleIN2 seasons2 seasonsEvansville Crimson Giants2 seasons
FoxboroughMA42 seasons42 seasonsNew England Patriots42 seasons
GaryIN1 season1 seasonHammond Pros1 season
GlendaleAZ7 seasons7 seasonsArizona Cardinals7 seasons
Green BayWI92 seasons92 seasonsGreen Bay Packers92 seasons
HammondIN6 seasons6 seasonsHammond Pros6 seasons
HoustonTX48 seasons48 seasonsHouston Oilers37 seasons
IndianapolisIN29 seasons29 seasonsIndianapolis Colts29 seasons
IrvingTX38 seasons38 seasonsDallas Cowboys38 seasons
JacksonvilleFL18 seasons18 seasonsJacksonville Jaguars18 seasons
Kansas CityMO53 seasons53 seasonsKansas City Chiefs50 seasons
KenoshaWI1 season1 seasonKenosha Maroons1 season
LandoverMD16 seasons16 seasonsWashington Redskins16 seasons
Los AngelesCA48 seasons53 seasonsLos Angeles Rams34 seasons
LouisvilleKY4 seasons4 seasonsLouisville Brecks/Colonels4 seasons
MarionOH2 seasons2 seasonsOorang Indians2 seasons
MemphisTN1 season1 seasonTennessee Oilers1 season
Miami GardensFL26 seasons26 seasonsMiami Dolphins26 seasons
MiamiFL22 seasons22 seasonsMiami Dolphins22 seasons
MilwaukeeWI48 seasons48 seasonsGreen Bay Packers43 seasons
MinersvillePA4 seasons4 seasonsPottsville Maroons4 seasons
MinneapolisMN37 seasons37 seasonsMinnesota Vikings31 seasons
MuncieIN2 seasons2 seasonsMuncie Flyers2 seasons
NashvilleTN15 seasons15 seasonsTennessee Titans/Oilers15 seasons
New HavenCT2 seasons2 seasonsNew York Giants2 seasons
New OrleansLA45 seasons45 seasonsNew Orleans Saints45 seasons
New YorkNY60 seasons108 seasonsNew York Giants50 seasons
NewarkNJ1 season1 seasonNewark Tornadoes1 season
OaklandCA38 seasons38 seasonsOakland Raiders38 seasons
Orchard ParkNY40 seasons40 seasonsBuffalo Bills40 seasons
PhiladelphiaPA88 seasons88 seasonsPhiladelphia Eagles80 seasons
PittsburghPA80 seasons80 seasonsPittsburgh Steelers80 seasons
PontiacMI27 seasons27 seasonsDetroit Lions27 seasons
PortsmouthOH4 seasons4 seasonsPortsmouth Spartans4 seasons
ProvidenceRI7 seasons7 seasonsProvidence Steam Roller7 seasons
RacineWI4 seasons4 seasonsRacine Legion/Tornadoes4 seasons
RochesterNY6 seasons6 seasonsRochester Jeffersons6 seasons
Rock IslandIL6 seasons6 seasonsRock Island Independents6 seasons
San AntonioTX1 season1 seasonNew Orleans Saints1 season
San DiegoCA52 seasons52 seasonsSan Diego Chargers52 seasons
San FranciscoCA67 seasons69 seasonsSan Francisco 49ers67 seasons
SeattleWA37 seasons37 seasonsSeattle Seahawks37 seasons
St. LouisMO48 seasons48 seasonsSt. Louis Cardinals28 seasons
TampaFL37 seasons37 seasonsTampa Bay Buccaneers37 seasons
TempeAZ18 seasons18 seasonsArizona/Phoenix Cardinals18 seasons
ToledoOH2 seasons2 seasonsToledo Maroons2 seasons
TonawandaNY1 season1 seasonTonawanda Kardex1 season
WashingtonDC61 seasons61 seasonsWashington Redskins60 seasons
West AllisWI18 seasons18 seasonsGreen Bay Packers18 seasons

 

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