Pennsylvania Firebirds

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Pennsylvania Firebirds
First Season
1968
Team History
Pennsylvania Firebirds (1970)
Pottstown Firebirds (1968-69)
Conference/Division
Atlantic Coast Football League (1968-70)
  • Southern Division (1968-70)
Venue
Grigg Memorial Field (1970)
Franklin Field (1968-69)
Key People
Players • Head Coaches • Executives


The Pennsylvania Firebirds were a professional American football minor league team and member of the Atlantic Coast Football League from 1968 to 1970. The Firebirds were originally a "farm club" of the Philadelphia Eagles and were provided with equipment/helmets already emblazoned with Eagle wings.

The team was known as the Pottstown Firebirds for its first two seasons, the name they are more known by today.

Programs

1960s

Week Date Opponent Venue
Pottstown Firebirds
1968
Week 5 October 5 vs. Harrisburg Capitol Colts Franklin Field
Week 6 October 12 vs. Virginia Sailors Franklin Field
Week 10 November 9 vs. Richmond Roadrunners Franklin Field
1969
preseason August 30 vs. Bridgeport Jets Franklin Field
Week 3 September 20 vs. Long Island Bulls Franklin Field
Week 5 October 4 at Roanoke Buckskins Victory Stadium
Week 7 October 18 vs. Harrisburg Capitol Colts Franklin Field

1970s

Week Date Opponent Venue
Pennsylvania Firebirds
1970
Week 3 September 26 at Indianapolis Capitols Bush Stadium
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Seasons 1962 • 1963 • 1964 • 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969 • 1970 • 1971 • 1973
Venues Dillon Stadium • Hofstra Stadium