|Chicago Blitz (1983-84)|
|United States Football League (1983-84)
|Soldier Field (1983-84)|
|Players • Head Coaches • Executives|
The Chicago Blitz was a professional American football team that played in the United States Football League for its first two seasons. They played at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Blitz were one of the twelve charter franchises of the USFL.
With four games left in the 1984 USFL season, a press conference was held announcing that the Blitz would be shut down. At the same time, the USFL awarded a new Chicago franchise to Chicago White Sox minority owner Eddie Einhorn. While it was stressed that Einhorn's franchise was not the Blitz, Einhorn retained the rights to all Blitz players and coaching staff—strongly implying the team would play in the 1985 season. Einhorn was only willing to field a team in 1985 if he could merge with another franchise and was allowed to select players in an expansion draft. When the league refused to agree to these terms, he opted to sit out the 1985 season.
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|1980s||1983 • 1984|