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.

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.

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 Los Angeles, California

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

What they already have 2. Chargers, and rams.

One of the most popular cities and needs an nfl team

La doesn't need three nfl teams

4 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)

5 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

Aren't the raiders moving here? - SpectralOwl

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6 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.

7 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

OKC only has the Thunder.

8 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

9 Omaha, Nebraska
10 Boston, Massachusetts

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

Boston already has a team

The Contenders

11 Columbus, Ohio

Capital city of Ohio


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 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 Louisville, Kentucky

I like this one the best

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

15 San Diego, California San Diego, California
16 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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17 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

18 Des Moines, Iowa

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.

It’s good

19 Boise, Idaho

Maybe be called Boise Gems.

They should be called Boise something instead of Seattle Seahawks.

20 St. Paul, Minnesota
21 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

22 Montreal, Quebec
23 Hartford, Connecticut
24 St. Petersburg, Florida
25 New Brunswick, New Jersey
26 Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.
27 Norfolk, Virgina
28 Reno, Nevada
29 Anaheim, California
30 Charleston, South Carolina
31 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

32 Anchorage, Alaska
33 Rochester, New York
34 Austin, Texas
35 Portland, Maine
36 Raleigh, North Carolina
37 Atlantic City, New Jersey
38 Picayune, Mississippi

Sounds like a small town. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

39 Xi'an, China

China needs an NFL team...

40 El Paso, Texas


41 Tucson, Arizona
42 Montgomery, Alabama
43 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.

44 Lansing, Michigan

Wait they have an ncaa team

Lansing but not Grand Rapids😒

45 Colorado Springs, Colorado
46 Little Rock, Arkansas

Please make a team!

Yeah that sounds great. I live in Arkansas. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

47 Annapolis, Maryland
48 Key West, Florida

Even though Key West is a small city It would be a perfect place to build a franchise and it could make a good rivalry with the Miami Dolphins

49 Cape Town, South Africa

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

50 San Jose, California
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