Top 10 Cities that Should Get 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.

Well, I wish that a lot of NFL team are and should always be located in small cities just like back in the early NFL era. I thought of capitol cities like Little Rock, Hartford, Boise, Springfield, Des Moines, Topeka, Frankfort, Augusta, Lansing, Jackson, Jefferson City, Carson City, Concord, Trenton, Santa Fe, Albany, Salem, Harrisburg, Providence, Columbia, Salt Lake City, Olympia, and Charleston that should be desperate for the NFL stadium. That's separated from big cities with other pro sports teams and smaller cities are much better for NFL. Largest city in each state that's also the state capitol with population less than 300 thousand should definitely have a team instead of cities with population over 400 thousand.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Need diversity in the football world. Let's go!

3 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!


4 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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

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

Oklahoma City needs more than college football

Yes we are a football state

5 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

6 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.

Capital city of Ohio

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


7 Omaha, Nebraska

Nebraska need an NFL team

8 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

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

I could really buy into this idea.

9 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.

10 San Diego, California

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

The Contenders
11 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 needs a team called The Sea Turtles

12 St. Paul, Minnesota
13 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.

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.

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

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

14 Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis would be a great NFL city, 8 home dates would sell out quickly especially when, cowboys, Steelers, 49ers, or titans come to town. It’s clear they should consider Memphis Blues as name. This city is chomping at the bit to have a franchise of its own

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

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

15 Orlando, Florida

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

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

yes I want one

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

16 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.

They should be called Boise something instead of Seattle Seahawks.

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

Maybe be called Boise Gems.

17 Montreal, Quebec
18 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?

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

19 St. Petersburg, Florida
20 Hartford, Connecticut
21 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

22 Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.
23 Anchorage, Alaska
24 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

25 Rochester, New York
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