Cities That Need An NFL Team

The Top Ten

1 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.

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


2 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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3 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.

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. - Wopwop

Personally, I don’t really like the idea of the Raiders moving to Las Vegas, but you know, their stadium there is supposed to rival Minnesota and Atlanta’s high tech ones - PackFan2005

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4 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.

Salt Lake deserves an NFL team because there is a lot of people that live around Salt Lake and great marketing.

It won't very soon, but Salt lake City, Utah looks like a perfect place for NFL expansion. With Los Angeles and Las Vegas to earn new teams soon, it's likely the next-best option. The city's MLS team, Real Salt Lake, consistently has great attendance in a failing league. The Utah Jazz has been heavily supported as well. Now with Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, attendance should be off the charts this year. Even though scheduling on Sundays could be an issue for a Mormon-heavy Wasatch Front, fans will definitely show up. Plus, Salt Lake City is several hours removed from any other NFL franchise. The NFL wants to fill gaps in their team map, and Salt Lake City is the 10th fastest growing city in the country. #NFLtoSLC

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 Columbus, Ohio

Capital city of Ohio


9 Albuquerque, New Mexico
10 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 - SpectralOwl

I think that Memphis and other Southern United States Major Cities have been underrated for qualifications for NFL Football Teams. The South is #1 with NCAA Football and just Football in general. There’s at least 6 Southern U.S. Cities (Orlando, Raleigh, San Antonio, Austin, Birmingham, and Oklahoma City) that I could name that should have NFL Football Teams. If Memphis were to actually get an NFL Football Team, they would obviously have to be put in the NFC Southern Division since the other TN Team, the Tennessee Titans is already in the AFC Southern Division. This is what a 5"Team NFC Southern Division would look like with a Memphis NFL Football Expansion Team In it:

(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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The Contenders

11 Omaha, Nebraska
12 Boston, Massachusetts

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

Boston already has a team

13 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.

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!

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

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14 Tokyo, Japan

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

You are super dumb its in japan

Best idea ever

Lmao what - FerrariDude64

15 Honolulu, Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii

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

16 St. Paul, Minnesota
17 Orlando, Florida

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

18 Boise, Idaho
19 St. Petersburg, Florida
20 Des Moines, Iowa
21 Louisville, Kentucky

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

22 Reno, Nevada
23 Norfolk, Virgina
24 Anchorage, Alaska
25 Rochester, New York
26 Charleston, South Carolina
27 Birmingham, Alabama
28 Portland, Maine
29 Raleigh, North Carolina
30 Picayune, Mississippi

Sounds like a small town. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

31 El Paso, Texas


32 Anaheim, California
33 Tucson, Arizona


34 Montgomery, Alabama
35 Cape Town, South Africa

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

36 Xi'an, China

China needs an NFL team...

37 Austin, Texas
38 San Jose, California
39 Sacramento, California
40 Fresno, California
41 Santa Ana, California
42 Eureka, California
43 Fort Worth, Texas
44 Long Beach, California
45 Newark, New Jersey
46 Springfield, Illinois
47 Springfield, Massachusetts
48 Syracuse, New York
49 Savannah, Georgia
50 Pensacola, Florida
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