Southern California Sun

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Southern California Sun
First Season
Team History
Southern California Sun (1974-75)
World Football League (1974-75)
  • Western Division (1974-75)
Anaheim Stadium (1974-75)
Key People
Players • Head Coaches • Executives

The Southern California Sun were an American football team based in Anaheim, California that played in the World Football League in 1974 and 1975. They were coached by former Rams great and Hall of Famer Tom Fears and owned by trucking magnate Larry Hatfield. The team drew national attention for their magenta and orange uniforms.


Programs by season


Date Opponent Venue
July 17 vs. The Hawaiians Anaheim Stadium
July 24 at Jacksonville Sharks Gator Bowl
August 15 at Houston Texans Astrodome
August 21 at Philadelphia Bell John F. Kennedy Stadium
August 28 vs. Portland Storm Anaheim Stadium
September 2 vs. Chicago Fire Anaheim Stadium
September 6 at Detroit Wheels Rynearson Stadium
September 25 vs. Jacksonville Sharks Anaheim Stadium
October 2 at Portland Storm Civic Stadium
October 10 vs. Shreveport Steamer Anaheim Stadium
October 16 vs. Birmingham Americans Anaheim Stadium
October 23 vs. Philadelphia Bell Anaheim Stadium
November 14 vs. Florida Blazers Anaheim Stadium
November 21 vs. The Hawaiians Anaheim Stadium
July 5 vs. San Antonio Wings Anaheim Stadium
July 14 vs. Memphis Southmen Anaheim Stadium
July 19 at Philadelphia Bell Franklin Field
August 3 vs. Portland Thunder Anaheim Stadium
August 9 at San Antonio Wings Alamo Stadium
August 23 at Birmingham Vulcans Legion Field
August 29 vs. Philadelphia Bell Anaheim Stadium
September 7 at San Antonio Wings Alamo Stadium
September 14 vs. Charlotte Hornets Anaheim Stadium
September 20 at Shreveport Steamer State Fair Stadium
September 27 at Charlotte Hornets American Legion Memorial Stadium
October 5 at Memphis Southmen Memphis Memorial Stadium
October 12 vs. Shreveport Steamer Anaheim Stadium

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

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 • 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