Cities That Need An NFL Team

The Top Ten

1 Salt Lake City, Utah Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City is the largest city in Utah by population and by area. It also has the state capital building inside that city and also the oldest settlement. That city should've deserved to have an NFL team a long time ago but refused. It should have professional football and soccer. It has an NBA team whey they shouldn't, so they need to relocate. The NFL franchise in that city should've been publicly owned back then just like the Packers, the only other city in America besides the City of Salt Lake is Providence that I wished should've also been publicly owned as well.

There are still lots of states that don't have any major professional sports team at all. They all have semi-pro teams but not a major. Cities that are state capital and largest city in states of Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and West Virginia. These states still don't have any major professional sport team and should have at least an NFL team, some even perhaps have a SOCCER team as well as Salt Lake.

Salt Lake City is a better fit than Portland Oregon and LA. It should be home to professional football and soccer but get rid of basketball.

Anyone who thinks that Salt Lake City doesn't need a team and LA and Vegas does are wrong. There are still 20 states that don't have a team that should instead of some states like California and Texas that shouldn't have any team at all. Instead, I think of cities as well as this one like Little Rock, Boise, Des Moines, Jackson, Providence, Columbia, and Charleston WV. Just like back in the early era.

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2 Portland, Oregon Portland, Oregon Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers.

The NFL stadium should be located down in Salem, which is a much smaller local market than Portland.

No Portland Raiders will ever exist. Instead of the Raiders moving from Oakland to Oregon, they will enter Las Vegas.

There is only one team in the NFL team in the northwest region


3 Los Angeles, California Los Angeles, California

Move Rams to Farmers Field and move Jaguars to new LA stadium. There! 2 teams for L.A.!

One of the most popular cities and needs an nfl team

What they already have 2. Chargers, and rams.

La doesn't need three nfl teams

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4 Las Vegas, Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County.

To the person saying that Vegas doesn't have any teams, YOU ARE WRONG! They have an NHL team, the Golden Knights. I also heard that the Raiders are moving here from Oakland.

It doesn't matter that Nevada doesn't have any teams. Las Vegas would be a terrible city for any pro sport. Just think of how idiotic some NFL players are. They'd always be in the casinos

Let's keep in mind that Florida and California already have three teams to their name. Nevada has none. - Wopwop

Aren't the raiders moving here? - SpectralOwl

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5 San Antonio, Texas

The raiders may move to san antonio!

If San Antonio gets an NFL Football Team, that’s means that Austin has to get one as well because The State Of Texas is humungous and their all of their Pro"Sports should have 4 or more teams like the MLB in California with 5 Teams (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, and San Francisco Giants). I’d put the San Antonio NFL Expansion Team in the NFC Southern Division with the other 4 teams (Atlanta, Carolina, New Orleans, and Tampa Bay) or put them in a brand new 4"Team NFC Central Division.

(NFC Southern Division):
1) Atlanta Falcons
2) Carolina Panthers
3) New Orleans Saints
4) San Antonio, TX (NFL Football Expansion Team)*
5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers


(NFC Central Division):
1) Dallas Cowboys
2) Oklahoma City, OK (NFL Football Expansion Team)
3) San Antonio, TX (NFL Football Expansion Team)*
4) St. Louis, MO (NFL Football Expansion Team)

6 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

OKC only has the Thunder.

7 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Well, Milwaukee already has Bucks and Brewers and Green Bay only has Packers - FerrariDude64

8 Toronto, Ontario Toronto, Ontario Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, the provincial capital of Ontario, and the centre of the Greater Toronto Area, the most populous metropolitan area in Canada.

Canada needs a team! Sure we have cfl but it ain’t the same. Toronto is perfect, enough people, fans and a big enough city, but I think Saskatchewan should get a team later once Canada is invited to nfl

The best place to put a nfl team in Canada would Saskatchewan they sellout every game and make the third most money for teams behind the Maple Leafs and Canadiens in Canada. The Toronto Argonauts in the CFL struggle to get 15,000 people at there game Toronto just is not a Football market

I'm not so sure. if toronto gets a team I have to stop cheering for the patriots. but canada needs a team. toronto does not deserve the agronuts. - kyanazadisgreat

I could really buy into this idea.

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9 Boston, Massachusetts

It already has a team, the New England Patriots. - creed99

Boston already has a team

10 Columbus, Ohio

Capital city of Ohio


The Contenders

11 Albuquerque, New Mexico
12 Omaha, Nebraska
13 Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis deserves a NFL Team. With a metro of 1.3 million we could definitely support 8 home dates. Corporate support is a plus for Memphis

Memphis needs MLB, NFL & NHL teams. Having a team in Memphis would develop a rivalry between the Tennessee Titans & A Memphis NFL Football team. The city needs to grow on sports. It already has the Memphis Grizzlies who have been pretty successful in making the NBA Playoffs. A possible team name could the Memphis Freedomleaders or BBQ's.

I think the Tenessee titans count - SpectralOwl

I think that Memphis and other Southern United States Major Cities are underrated in my opinion. The South is the #1 region for NCAA Football and just Football in general. There’s at least 6 Southern U.S. Cities that I could name that I believe need to have NFL Football Teams. If Memphis were to actually get an NFL Football Team, they obviously would have to be put in the NFC Southern Division since the Tennessee Titans already play in the AFC Southern Division. It would look like this with just Memphis added in a 5"Team NFC Southern Division:

(NFC Southern Division):
1) Atlanta Falcons
2) Carolina Panthers
3) Memphis, TN (NFL Football Expansion Team)
4) New Orleans Saints
5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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14 San Diego, California San Diego, California
15 Tokyo, Japan Tokyo, Japan Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis, one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. As of 2018, the Greater Tokyo Area ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world.

Really no one outside of canada or u.s.a gives darns about the nfl - kyanazadisgreat

Who would host an NFL team in Japan?! - creed99

You are super dumb its in japan

Best idea ever

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16 Honolulu, Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii Honolulu is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi. It is an unincorporated part of and the county seat of the City and County of Honolulu along the southeast coast of the island of Oʻahu.

They had a team when the World Football League was running

Hawaii is not a 'Football" state if you know what I mean

Hawaii needs a team called The Sea Turtles

Fan base, perchance? No! No! No! - CityGuru

17 Boise, Idaho

Maybe be called Boise Gems.

They should be called Boise something instead of Seattle Seahawks.

18 St. Paul, Minnesota
19 Montreal, Quebec
20 Orlando, Florida

I agree move the Jaguars to Orlando Jacksonville has no sports team Orlando has an NBA and an MLS team so why not an NFL team

Let’s get a nfl team the Apollo’s lefts to early

Just relocate the Jag's there and you got a brand new franchise

21 St. Petersburg, Florida
22 Hartford, Connecticut
23 Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines is the largest city in Iowa and also has a state capitol building.

24 Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.
25 Louisville, Kentucky

It's the 30th largest city in the country and only has a soccer team and a minor league baseball team

26 Norfolk, Virgina
27 Reno, Nevada
28 Anaheim, California
29 Charleston, South Carolina
30 Anchorage, Alaska
31 Rochester, New York
32 Birmingham, Alabama
33 Portland, Maine
34 Raleigh, North Carolina
35 Atlantic City, New Jersey
36 Picayune, Mississippi

Sounds like a small town. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

37 Austin, Texas
38 El Paso, Texas


39 Tucson, Arizona


40 Montgomery, Alabama
41 Newark, New Jersey

Bring back the new jersey generals (remember them? ) But don't let Donald trump own them again, otherwise their existence will be a short one, just ask Doug flutie.

42 Lansing, Michigan

Wait they have an ncaa team

Lansing but not Grand Rapids😒

43 Colorado Springs, Colorado
44 Cape Town, South Africa

I don't know with the high population of AIDS. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

45 Xi'an, China

China needs an NFL team...

46 San Jose, California
47 Sacramento, California
48 Fresno, California
49 Santa Ana, California
50 Eureka, California
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