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)

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.


Home programs by season


Date Opponent Venue
July 17 at New York Stars Downing Stadium
July 24 vs. Memphis Southmen Legion Field
July 31 at Detroit Wheels Rynearson 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
December 5 (1 • 2) vs. Florida Blazers Legion Field

Media guides and yearbooks

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1970s 1974
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