Los Angeles Dons

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Los Angeles Dons
First Season
1946
Team History
Los Angeles Dons (1946-49)
Conference/Division
All-America Football Conference (1946–1949)
  • unconferenced (1949)
  • Western Division (1946–1948)
Venue
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1946-49)

The Los Angeles Dons were an American football team in the All-America Football Conference. The Dons played their home games in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. They were the first professional football team to play a regular season game in Los Angeles, two weeks before the first game of the rival Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League.

When the AAFC merged with the NFL after the 1949 season the Dons did not became part of the NFL.

Publications

Home programs by season

1940s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1946
Preseason August 16 Dons intrasquad Ventura Junior College Stadium
Preseason August 20 Dons intrasquad Mustang Stadium
Preseason August 30 vs. New York Yankees Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 1 September 13 vs. Brooklyn Dodgers Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 2 September 20 vs. Miami Seahawks Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 3 September 29 at Buffalo Bisons Civic Stadium
Week 4 October 5 at Chicago Rockets Soldier Field
Week 5 October 12 vs. San Francisco 49ers Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 6 October 20 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Stadium
Week 7 October 27 vs. New York Yankees Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 8 November 3 vs. Cleveland Browns Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 10 November 10 at New York Yankees Yankee Stadium
Week 11 November 17 at Brooklyn Dodgers Ebbets Field
Week 12 December 1 vs. Buffalo Bisons Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 13 December 8 at San Francisco 49ers Kezar Stadium
Week 14 December 15 vs. Chicago Rockets Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
1947
Preseason August 24 at San Francisco 49ers Kezar Stadium
Week 1 August 29 at Chicago Rockets Soldier Field
Week 2 September 7 at San Francisco 49ers Kezar Stadium
Week 3 September 12 vs. New York Yankees Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 4 September 19 vs. Brooklyn Dodgers Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 5 October 5 vs. Buffalo Bills Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 6 October 12 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Stadium
Week 7 October 19 at Baltimore Colts Municipal Stadium
Week 8 October 26 vs. Baltimore Colts Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 9 November 2 vs. San Francisco 49ers Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 11 November 16 at New York Yankees Yankee Stadium
Week 12 November 23 at Brooklyn Dodgers Ebbets Field
Week 13 November 27 vs. Cleveland Browns Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
1948
Preseason July 31 Dons intrasquad Ventura Junior College Stadium
Preseason August 8 vs. Baltimore Colts Multnomah Stadium
Preseason August 18 vs. San Francisco 49ers Rose Bowl
Week 1 August 27 at Chicago Rockets Soldier Field
Week 2 September 3 at Cleveland Browns Cleveland Stadium
Week 3 September 10 vs. Brooklyn Dodgers Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 4 September 19 at San Francisco 49ers Kezar Stadium
Week 7 October 8 vs. Chicago Rockets Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 8 October 15 vs. Baltimore Colts Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 9 October 24 vs. Buffalo Bills Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 10 November 7 at New York Yankees Yankee Stadium
Week 11 November 21 at Baltimore Colts Municipal Stadium
Week 12 November 25 vs. Cleveland Browns Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 14 December 5 vs. San Francisco 49ers Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
1949
Preseason August 10 vs. San Francisco 49ers Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 1 September 2 vs. Baltimore Colts Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 2 September 9 vs. Chicago Hornets Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 3 September 18 at San Francisco 49ers Kezar Stadium
Week 6 October 9 vs. Buffalo Bills Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 7 October 14 vs. Cleveland Browns Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 8 October 23 at Buffalo Bills Civic Stadium
Week 9 October 28 at Chicago Hornets Soldier Field
Week 12 November 13 vs. San Francisco 49ers Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Week 13 November 20 at Baltimore Colts Municipal Stadium

Media guides and yearbooks

All media guides

1940s 1947 • 1949
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All-America Football Conference
Teams AAFC league publications • Baltimore Colts • Brooklyn Dodgers • Buffalo Bills • Chicago Hornets • Cleveland Browns • Los Angeles Dons • New York Yankees • San Francisco 49ers
Seasons 1946 • 1947 • 1948 • 1949
Venues Burdine Stadium • Kezar Stadium • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Soldier Field