Hartford Charter Oaks
|Hartford Charter Oaks (1964-67)|
|Continental Football League (1965-67)
|Dillon Stadium (1964-67)|
The Hartford Charter Oaks were a professional American football team based in Hartford, Connecticut. They began play in 1964 as a member of the Atlantic Coast Football League, replacing the Ansonia Black Knights. In 1965, the Charter Oaks were one of several ACFL franchises to join the new Continental Football League.
After cancelling a few games in 1967 due to financial difficulty, the Charter Oaks announced they were ceasing operations in March 1968. The team cited losses of approximately $250,000. The ACFL immediately established the Hartford Knights to replace the Charter Oaks in the market, and by at least one player's account (that of eventual Pro Bowl fullback Marv Hubbard), the Knights were still known as the Charter Oaks for at least their first season.
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