Toronto Rifles

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Toronto Rifles
First Season
1964
Team History
Toronto Rifles (1965-67)
Quebec Rifles (1964)
Conference/Division
Continental Football League (1965-67)
  • Atlantic North Division (1967)
  • Eastern Division (1965-66)

United Football League (1964)

  • Eastern Division (1964)
Venue
Varsity Stadium (1966-67)
Maple Leaf Stadium (1965)
Delormier Downs (1964)

The Toronto Rifles were a minor-league professional American football team based in Toronto, Ontario. The franchise began play in 1964 as the Quebec Rifles of the United Football League. The Rifles announced they were folding on September 5, 1967 due to heavy financial losses. They were reinstated by the league the next week but under the condition of finishing their schedule with road games only. After playing just one more game, however, the Rifles were suspended on September 21 and never returned.

Publications

Programs by season

1960s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1965
Week 1 August 14 vs. Wheeling Ironmen Varisty Stadium
Week 2 August 21 at Hartford Charter Oaks Dillon Stadium
Week 3 August 29 at Newark Bears Newark Schools Stadium
Week 4 September 4 vs. Norfolk Neptunes Varsity Stadium
Week 8 October 3 at Wheeling Ironmen Wheeling Stadium
Week 9 October 10 at Norfolk Neptunes Foreman Field
Week 12 October 29 vs. Newark Bears Varsity Stadium
Week 14 November 13 at Philadelphia Bulldogs Temple Stadium
Postseason November 28 at Charleston Rockets Laidley Field
1966
Week 1 August 18 vs. Norfolk Neptunes Varsity Stadium
Week 6 September 24 at Norfolk Neptunes Foreman Field
Week 11 October 29 at Hartford Charter Oaks Dillon Stadium
Week 15 November 19 at Brooklyn Dodgers Memorial Field

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1960s 1966
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