Atlantic Coast Football League

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The Atlantic Coast Football League was a minor football league that operated from 1962 to 1973, with a one-year hiatus in 1972. Its member franchises were primarily located in the New England region, with other teams located in a few other states. The league operated with a single division in 1962 but moved to a two-division setup thereafter.


Home State Franchise Division Years in League Other Names
Connecticut Ansonia Black Knights Northern 1962-63 n/a
Bridgeport Jets Northern 1966-71, 1973 Waterbury Orbits
Hartford Charter Oaks Northern 1964 n/a
Hartford Knights Northern 1968-71, 1973 n/a
Delaware Wilmington Renegades Southern 1966-67 Wilmington Clippers
Georgia Atlanta Spartans Southern 1964 n/a
Indiana Indianapolis Capitols Southern 1970 n/a
Massachusetts New Bedford Sweepers Northern 1963-66 Boston Nu-Way Sweepers, Boston Sweepers
New England Colonials Northern 1973 n/a
Quincy Giants Northern 1966-69 Lowell Giants
Springfield Acorns Northern 1963-64 n/a
Western Massachusetts Pioneers Northern 1973 n/a
New Jersey Jersey Jays Northern 1970 n/a
Newark Bears Southern 1963-64 n/a
New York Long Island Bulls Northern 1967-70 Westchester Bulls
Long Island Chiefs Southern 1973 n/a
Westchester Crusaders Northern 1963-64 n/a
Pennsylvania Harrisburg Capitol Colts Southern 1963-69 Harrisburg Capitols
Pennsylvania Firebirds Southern 1969-70 Pottstown Firebirds
Rhode Island Rhode Island Steelers Northern 1966 n/a
Virginia Norfolk Neptunes Southern 1970-71 n/a
Richmond Saints Southern 1968-70 Richmond Roadrunners
Roanoke Buckskins Southern 1966-71 Virginia Sailors


1960s 1962 • 1963 • 1964 • 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969
1970s 1970 • 1971 • 1973
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