Portland Thunder

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Portland Thunder
First Season
Team History
Portland Thunder (1975)
World Football League (1975)
  • Western Division (1975)
Civic Stadium (1975)
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The Portland Thunder were a professional American football team based in Portland, Oregon that played in the World Football League in 1976. They replaced the Storm in the Portland market after that team folded. The Thunder lasted until the WFL folded in the middle of the 1975 season.


Programs by season


Date Opponent Venue
July 12 at Birmingham Vulcans Legion Field
July 27 vs. Philadelphia Bell Civic Stadium
August 3 at Southern California Sun Anaheim Stadium
August 9 vs. The Hawaiians Civic Stadium
August 16 at Chicago Winds Soldier Field
August 23 vs. Shreveport Steamer Civic Stadium
August 30 at San Antonio Wings Alamo Stadium
October 4 at Jacksonville Express Gator Bowl
October 19 vs. Jacksonville Express Civic Stadium

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1970s 1975
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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 • League publications • 1974 WFL season • 1975 WFL season