Rhode Island Steelers

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Rhode Island Steelers
First Season
1966
Team History
Rhode Island Steelers (1966)
Conference/Division
Atlantic Coast Football League (1966)
  • Northern Division (1966)
Venue
McCoy Stadium (1966)
Key People
Players • Head Coaches • Executives


The Rhode Island Steelers were a minor league American football team based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. They began play in the Atlantic Coast Football League in 1966 as a minor league affiliate of the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers struggled both on and off the field. Early in the 1966 ACFL season the league provided financial assistance to the team to prevent them from leaving Pawtucket, where they never drew more than 3,000 fans for any home game. The team's final game was a 48-7 loss to the Wilmington Clippers on October 1 in front of just 591 spectators. The next week the team announced they were withdrawing from the ACFL due to financial difficulties, having lost five games and tied one.

Programs

1960s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1966
Week 5 August 27 at Virginia Sailors Wakefield High School Stadium
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