Charlotte Hornets (WFL)

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Charlotte Hornets
First Season
Team History
Charlotte Hornets (1974-75)
Charlotte Stars (1974)
New York Stars (1974)
World Football League (1974-75)
  • Eastern Division (1974-75)
American Legion Memorial Stadium (1974-75)
Downing Stadium (1974)
Key People
Players • Head Coaches • Executives

This article is about the World Football League team. For the current NBA team, see Charlotte Hornets.

The Charlotte Hornets were an American football team in the short-lived professional World Football League. Despite their brief existence, the Hornets were North Carolina's first attempt at a major league football team, predating the Carolina Panthers by two decades. They were relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina, from New York City in the middle of the 1974 season.


Programs by season


Date Opponent Venue
New York/Charlotte Stars
July 11 at Jacksonville Sharks Gator Bowl
July 17 vs. Birmingham Americans Downing Stadium
July 31 vs. Jacksonville Sharks Downing Stadium
August 21 vs. Houston Texans Downing Stadium
August 28 at Houston Texans Astrodome
September 2 vs. Philadelphia Bell Downing Stadium
September 18 at The Hawaiians Honolulu Stadium
September 24 vs. Detroit Wheels Downing Stadium
October 23 vs. Florida Blazers American Legion Memorial Stadium
Charlotte Hornets
August 16 vs. San Antonio Wings American Legion Memorial Stadium
September 14 at Southern California Sun Anaheim Stadium
September 21 at Birmingham Vulcans Legion Field
September 27 vs. Southern California Sun American Legion Memorial Stadium
October 5 at Shreveport Steamer State Fair Stadium
October 18 at Philadelphia Bell Franklin Field

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1970s 1974
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World Football League
1974 Teams Birmingham Americans • New York Stars/Charlotte Hornets • Chicago Fire • Detroit Wheels • Florida Blazers • The Hawaiians • Jacksonville Sharks • Memphis Southmen • Philadelphia Bell • Portland Storm • Houston Texans / Shreveport Steamer • Southern California Sun
1975 Teams Birmingham Vulcans • Charlotte Hornets • Chicago Winds • The Hawaiians • Jacksonville Express • Memphis Southmen • Philadelphia Bell • Portland Thunder • San Antonio Wings • Shreveport Steamer • Southern California Sun
Venues Alamo Stadium • Aloha Stadium • American Legion Memorial Stadium • Anaheim Stadium • Astrodome • Civic Stadium • Downing Stadium • Franklin Field • Gator Bowl • Independence Stadium • Legion Field • Memphis Memorial Stadium • Rynearson Stadium • Soldier Field
Related Gary Davidson • 1974 WFL season • 1975 WFL season