Bridgeport Jets

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Bridgeport Jets
First Season
1966
Team History
Bridgeport Jets (1968-74)
Waterbury Orbits (1966-67)
Conference/Division
All Leagues
  • Seaboard Football League (1974)
  • Atlantic Coast Football League (1966-73)
    • Northern Division (1966-71)
    • Southern Division (1973)
Venue
John F. Kennedy Stadium (1968-74)

The Bridgeport Jets were a minor league American football team based in Bridgeport, Connecticut. They began play in the Atlantic Coast Football League in 1966 as the Waterbury Orbits. The Orbits, already officially affiliated with the New York Jets of the American Football League, became the Bridgeport Jets in 1968. After relocating from Waterbury, the Jets played their homes games in John F. Kennedy Stadium.

Programs

1960s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1968
Week 5 October 4 vs. Virginia Sailors John F. Kennedy Stadium
1969
Preseason August 30 at Pottstown Firebirds Franklin Field
Week 1 September 5 vs. Long Island Bulls John F. Kennedy Stadium

1970s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1970
Preseason August 22 at Roanoke Buckskins Victory Stadium
1971
Week 11 November 6 at Norfolk Neptunes Foreman Field
1973
Postseason November 23 vs. New England Colonials John F. Kennedy Stadium