Cities That Need An NFL Team

The Top Ten

1 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.

2 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.

No, the NFL team in Oregon is great but the location should be in Salem instead of Portland. There's nothing to do in Salem, so that city should be perfect for NFL team and its stadium. Portland and Seattle should be home to baseball and NBA and Salem should be home to NFL.

Portland, and the whole state of Oregon need an NFL Team. For football, they only have Oregon and Oregon State.

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.

3 Los Angeles, California

One of the most popular cities and needs an nfl team

What they already have 2. Chargers, and rams.

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

La doesn't need three nfl teams

4 San Antonio, Texas

It's a good fan base a big place spread out no collage or nfl teams

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)

5 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The opportunities this could bring would be worth the cost and battle between Kansas and Dallas

Oklahoma has one of the best college football programs in NCAA history why not take it up to a higher level of play

Oklahoma has been looked over for years by the NFL because of Dallas and Kansas city

Oklahoma City needs more than college football

6 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.

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

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.

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

Aren't the raiders moving here?

7 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.

Toronto definitely needs an NFL team, anyone that says that's Toronto wouldn't be a big NFL market needs to get out of their house more. Every sunday I go out to watch football, and every bar in my city is always packed with NFL fans.

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 could really buy into this idea.

NFL need a Canadian TEAM!

8 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

9 Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is growing! We're crazy about our sports! People would love to come on away games to see EVERYTHING Columbus has to offer! The highways are easy for commuting! I don't see how Cleveland and Cincinnati would have a NFL team over Columbus. I've been to all cities and am amazed we do not have the pleasure.

The Browns and Bengals are always terrible. Let’s get a decent team in Ohio!

Capital city of Ohio


10 Omaha, Nebraska

my cousins live there

The Contenders

11 Boston, Massachusetts

It already has a team, the New England Patriots.

Boston already has a team

12 Albuquerque, New Mexico

The NFL team in New Mexico should be called Santa Fe Browns. I mean Santa Fe instead of Albuquerque, which is the oldest city in the state and also have the State Capitol building located in Santa Fe. At least half of State Capitol cities in America should have an NFL team/stadium instead of biggest cities in many states, unless it's the State Capitol and biggest city in the state with population less than 300 thousand people with no other pro sports teams around, then it will be perfect.

13 San Diego, California

Beautiful city, 9th largest population in the US of A, great weather especially for future SBs

14 Memphis, Tennessee

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.

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

I think the Tenessee titans count

Yes please

15 Boise, Idaho

States of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. That's 23 out of 50 US states that still doesn't even have a single major pro sport team and that should change soon in almost all states that I listed on here. At least have an NFL team and some even soccer. Boise is the state capitol and largest city and one of the oldest settlements in the US State of Idaho. The city should have a retractable roof stadium that can and should be shared with a University program, other cities should also be Little Rock, Hartford, Des Moines, Jackson, Manchester, Providence, Columbia, Salt Lake City, and Charleston WV as well as Boise. That should and will be a blast and perfect fit with the league.

Be called Boise Gems, Boise Blues or whatever they should call it.

They should be called Boise something instead of Seattle Seahawks.

Maybe be called Boise Gems.

16 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!

17 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.

You are super dumb its in japan

Who would host an NFL team in Japan?!

Best idea ever

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

18 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

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

yes I want one

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

19 St. Paul, Minnesota
20 Des Moines, Iowa

Other cities like Montgomery, Little Rock, Hartford, Boise, Springfield, Topeka, maybe Lexington, Jackson, Carson City, Manchester, Trenton, Santa Fe, Albany, Salem, Providence, Columbia, Salt Lake City, Richmond, and Charleston as well as Des Moines should totally be in desperate to have an NFL team to make a perfect fit for the cities and the league with no other major pro sports around in these areas, other than soccer.

City population downsizing matters with the NFL more than any other pro sports organizations. City population less than 300 thousand people that are state capitol and largest city in the state are perfect fit for an NFL team and its stadium. Cities like Montgomery, Little Rock, Hartford, Boise, Springfield, Topeka, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Carson City, Manchester, Trenton, Santa Fe, Albany, Salem, Harrisburg, Providence, Columbia, Salt Lake City, Richmond, and Charleston are excellent cities for an NFL team and its stadium. That will allow them to have football and possibly soccer to be separate from other sports in smaller cities. Smaller cities are much better than bigger cities.

Does Moines Blues would be a good fit for a team relocation/expansion.

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

21 Montreal, Quebec
22 Louisville, Kentucky

I think this city needs something too be excited about to have some pride about this city the entire state of kentucky would benefit from having pro sports team think about it it would be a sports franchise town that would boom in the bissiness of sports market it's a college town but I think if it had the hype of a pro team the city of louisville it would lite up I mean come on Tennessee is are closes nigbor along with Missouri and Indiana and Ohio etc. And all of them have a pro teams why not Kentucky?

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

I like this one the best

23 Hartford, Connecticut
24 St. Petersburg, Florida
25 Birmingham, Alabama

Even though they had pro football teams back in the day we could have another chance at a pro football team again. It would be cool to see Birmingham play against Atlanta

Please no

26 Anchorage, Alaska
27 Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.
28 Austin, Texas

Austin doesn't have any professional sports teams, so it would be interesting to see an NFL team in Austin.

Awesome place and a cool state so why not

29 Charleston, South Carolina
30 Raleigh, North Carolina
31 Norfolk, Virgina

High population within a days drive. Many other tourist attraction in the area.

32 Sacramento, California

Raiders almost moved there in 88. Such a undervalued market. Would be a great location for MLB or NFL the fans support would never be a issue.

If it can support an NBA team this would be great for NFL.

33 Anaheim, California
34 Reno, Nevada
35 Rochester, New York
36 Tulsa, Oklahoma

Yes please

37 Portland, Maine

That would be neat to have a team in Maine. I live in NB Canada and I doubt there will ever be Canadian teams in the NFL let alone a Atlantic team in the CFL. I don't like the Patriots so I would love a team in Maine.

38 El Paso, Texas

Cause it's a border city and


El Paso is really cool and it is really safe it’s also a border towards Mexico so it would be Mexico’s team. it’s also the 22nd biggest U.S. city

39 Atlantic City, New Jersey
40 Picayune, Mississippi

Sounds like a small town.

41 Tucson, Arizona
42 Montgomery, Alabama

Please no

43 Lansing, Michigan

Wait they have an ncaa team

Lansing but not Grand Rapids😒

44 Colorado Springs, Colorado
45 San Jose, California
46 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.

47 Annapolis, Maryland
48 Xi'an, China

China needs an NFL team...

49 Springfield, Illinois
50 Springfield, Massachusetts
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