Continental Football League

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The Continental Football League (CoFL) was a professional American football league that operated in North America from 1965 through 1969. It was established following the collapse of the original United Football League and hoped to become the major force in professional football outside the National Football League (NFL) and the American Football League (AFL).

The league was racked by financial and franchise instability. Many of its teams either came from or left to join other leagues, especially the Atlantic Coast Football League. Although plans were made to play in 1970 the league quietly dissolved.


Franchise Location Venues Founded Folded
Brooklyn Dodgers
Akron Vulcans
New York City, New York
Akron, Ohio
Downing Stadium
Rubber Bowl
April 30, 1966 September 21, 1967
Alabama Hawks Huntsville, Alabama Milton Frank Stadium 1968-69
Arkansas Diamonds Little Rock, Arkansas War Memorial Stadium 1968-69
Charleston Rockets Charleston, West Virginia Laidley Field January 18, 1964
Chicago Owls Chicago, Illinois Soldier Field 1968-69
Dallas Rockets Dallas, Texas Roffino Stadium 1969
Eugene Bombers Eugene, Oregon Bethel Park 1967
Fort Worth Braves Fort Worth, Texas Farrington Field 1969
Hartford Charter Oaks Hartford, Connecticut Dillon Stadium 1965-67
Indianapolis Capitols Indianapolis, Indiana Bush Stadium 1968-69
Jersey Jays Jersey City, New Jersey Roosevelt Stadium 1969
Quad Cities Raiders
Las Vegas Cowboys
Davenport, Iowa
Las Vegas, Nevada
Municipal Stadium
Cashman Field
Long Beach Admirals Long Beach, California Veterans Memorial Stadium 1967
Mexico Golden Aztecs Monterrey, Mexico Estadio Universitario 1969
Fort Wayne Warriors
Montreal Beavers
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Montreal, Quebec
Zollner Stadium
Norfolk Neptunes Norfolk, Virginia Foreman Field 1966-69
Wheeling Ironmen
Ohio Valley Ironmen
Wheeling, West Virginia Wheeling Stadium 1965-67
Oklahoma Thunderbirds Bartlesville, Oklahoma Custer Stadium 1969
Oklahoma City Plainsmen Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Taft Stadium January 15, 1967 December 14, 1968
Omaha Mustangs Omaha, Nebraska Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium 1968-69
Orange County Ramblers Santa Ana, California
Anaheim, California
Municipal Stadium
Anaheim Stadium
Newark Bears
Orlando Panthers
Newark New Jersey
Orlando, Florida
Newark Schools Stadium
Tangerine Bowl
Philadelphia Bulldogs Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Temple Stadium 1965-66
Portland Loggers Portland, Oregon Multnomah Stadium 1969
Rhode Island Indians Providence, Rhode Island City Stadium 1965
Richmond Rebels Richmond, Virginia City Stadium 1964 April 28, 1967
Sacramento Capitols Sacramento, California Hughes Stadium 1967-69
San Antonio Toros San Antonio, Texas Harlandale Memorial Stadium 1969
San Jose Apaches San Jose, California Spartan Stadium 1967
Seattle Rangers Seattle, Washington Memorial Stadium 1967-69
Victoria Steelers
Spokane Shockers
Victoria, British Columbia
Spokane, Washington
Royal Athletic Park
Joe Albi Stadium
Toronto Rifles Toronto, Ontario Varsity Stadium
Maple Leaf Stadium
January 18, 1964 September 21, 1967
Michigan Arrows
Tri-City Apollos
Midland, Michigan
Detroit, Michigan
Midland Stadium
University of Detroit Stadium
West Texas Rufneks Midland, Texas Memorial Stadium 1969


1960s 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969

Head Coaches

Continental Football League head coaches
1965 Ken Carpenter (Fort Wayne Warriors) • Perry Moss (Charleston Rockets) • Gary Glick (Norfolk Neptunes)
1966 Marvin Bass (Montreal Beavers) • Gary Glick (Norfolk Neptunes)
1967 Marvin Bass (Montreal Beavers) • Ken Carpenter (Hartford Charter Oaks) • Gary Glick (Norfolk Neptunes)
1968 Homer Beatty (Orange County Ramblers)

See also

Continental Football League
Teams Brooklyn Dodgers/Akron Vulcans • Alabama Hawks • Arkansas Diamonds • Charleston Rockets • Chicago Owls • Dallas Rockets • Eugene Bombers • Fort Worth Braves • Hartford Charter Oaks • Indianapolis Capitols • Jersey Jays • Long Beach Admirals • Mexico Golden Aztecs • Michigan Arrows/Tri-City Apollos • Fort Wayne Warriors/Montreal Beavers • Newark Bears/Orlando Panthers • Norfolk Neptunes • Ohio Valley Ironmen • Oklahoma Thunderbirds • Oklahoma City Plainsmen • Omaha Mustangs • Orange County Ramblers • Philadelphia Bulldogs • Portland Loggers • Quad-Cities Raiders/Las Vegas Cowboys • Rhode Island Indians • Richmond Rebels • Sacramento Buccaneers/Capitols • San Antonio Toros • San Jose Apaches • Seattle Rangers • Texarkana Titans • Toronto Rifles • Victoria Steelers/Spokane Shockers • West Texas Rufneks
Seasons 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969
Venues Anaheim Stadium • Autostade • Bethel Park • Bush Stadium • City Stadium • Dillon Stadium • Downing Stadium • Foreman Field • Hughes Stadium • Joe Albi Stadium • Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium • Laidley Field • Memorial Stadium • Roffino Stadium • Rubber Bowl • Soldier Field • Temple Stadium • War Memorial Stadium • Varsity Stadium
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