Birmingham Americans

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Birmingham Americans
First Season
Team History
Birmingham Americans (1974)
World Football League (1974)
  • Central Division (1974)
Legion Field (1974)
Key People
Players • Head Coaches • Executives

The Birmingham Americans were a professional American football team located in Birmingham, Alabama. They were members of the four-team Central Division of the World Football League (WFL). The Americans, founded in late December 1973, folded after only one season. Most of the team's assets were seized to pay back taxes; failed lawsuits to recover the signing bonus money kept the team in the headlines long after the WFL was itself defunct. The Americans were replaced as the Birmingham WFL franchise for the 1975 season by a new team called the Birmingham Vulcans.


Programs by season


Date Opponent Venue
July 17 at New York Stars Downing Stadium
August 7 vs. Detroit Wheels Legion Field
August 14 vs. The Hawaiians Legion Field
August 21 at Jacksonville Sharks Gator Bowl
August 29 at Chicago Fire Soldier Field
September 7 vs. Chicago Fire Legion Field
September 11 at Memphis Southmen Memphis Memorial Stadium
October 2 at The Hawaiians Honolulu Stadium
October 9 vs. Portland Storm Legion Field
October 16 at Southern California Sun Anaheim Stadium

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1970s 1974
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World Football League
1974 Teams Birmingham Americans • New York Stars/Charlotte Hornets • Chicago Fire • Detroit Wheels • Florida Blazers • The Hawaiians • Jacksonville Sharks • Memphis Southmen • Philadelphia Bell • Portland Storm • Houston Texans / Shreveport Steamer • Southern California Sun
1975 Teams Birmingham Vulcans • Charlotte Hornets • Chicago Winds • The Hawaiians • Jacksonville Express • Memphis Southmen • Philadelphia Bell • Portland Thunder • San Antonio Wings • Shreveport Steamer • Southern California Sun
Venues Alamo Stadium • Aloha Stadium • American Legion Memorial Stadium • Anaheim Stadium • Astrodome • Civic Stadium • Downing Stadium • Franklin Field • Gator Bowl • Independence Stadium • Legion Field • Memphis Memorial Stadium • Rynearson Stadium • Soldier Field
Related Gary Davidson • League publications • 1974 WFL season • 1975 WFL season