World Football League

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The World Football League (WFL) was a short-lived professional American football league that played one full season in 1974 and most of its second in 1975. Although the league's ambition was to bring American football onto a worldwide stage, the farthest the WFL reached was placing a team – the Hawaiians – in Honolulu, Hawaii. The league folded midway through its second season, in 1975.


Franchise Location Venues Years
Birmingham Americans Birmingham, Alabama Legion Field 1974
Birmingham Vulcans Birmingham, Alabama Legion Field 1975
New York Stars
Charlotte Hornets
New York City, New York
Charlotte, North Carolina
Downing Stadium
American Legion Memorial Stadium
Chicago Fire Chicago, Illinois Soldier Field 1974
Chicago Winds Chicago, Illinois Soldier Field 1975
Detroit Wheels Detroit, Michigan Rynearson Stadium 1974
The Hawaiians Honolulu, Hawaii Aloha Stadium
Honolulu Stadium
Jacksonville Express Jacksonville, Florida Gator Bowl 1975
Jacksonville Sharks Jacksonville, Florida Gator Bowl 1974
Memphis Southmen Memphis, Tennessee Memphis Memorial Stadium 1974-75
Philadelphia Bell Philadelphia, Pennsylvania John F. Kennedy Stadium
Franklin Field
Portland Storm Portland, Oregon Civic Stadium 1974
Portland Thunder Portland, Oregon Civic Stadium 1975
Florida Blazers/San Antonio Wings Orlando, Florida
San Antonio, Texas
Orlando Stadium
Alamo Stadium
Houston Texans/Shreveport Steamer Houston, Texas
Shreveport, Louisiana
State Fair Stadium
Southern California Sun Anaheim, California Anaheim Stadium 1974-75

See also


1970s 1974 • 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 • Anaheim Stadium • Astrodome • Legion Field • Soldier Field
Related Gary Davidson • League publications • 1974 WFL season • 1975 WFL season

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