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It's the Recycled Name Football League!

Recycled Name Spring Football League

Orlando Breakers (Coach TV Show): Citrus Bowl

Dallas Knights (Any Given Sunday): Cotton Bowl

Los Angeles Express (USFL): LA Coliseum

Memphis Showboats (USFL) : Liberty Bowl

San Antonio Matadors (SFL 2000): Alamodome

Hartford Colonials (UFL): Rentschler Field

Washington Sentinels (The Replacements): RFK Stadium

Chicago Rhinos (Any Given Sunday): Toyota Park Bridgeview

Michigan Panthers (USFL): Pontiac Silverdome

Las Vegas Outlaws (XFL): Sam Boyd Stadium

Florida Tropics (SFL 2000): Lockhart Stadium

SFL 2000 refers to the Spring Football League, a 4-team league which tried to start in 2000. They played 2 of the 4 weeks, said our "test season" was over, and we never heard from them again thanks to Vince McMahon.

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I came up with a list of potential stadiums for the potential SPFL markets:

  • New York/New Jersey: Citi Field (Flushing, NY), MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ), or High Point Solutions Stadium (Rutgers Univ. -- Piscataway, NJ) Red Bull Arena (Harrison, NJ)
  • Washington, D.C.: RFK Stadium lol or Byrd Stadium (Univ. of Maryland -- College Park, MD)
  • Memphis: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium lol
  • Orlando: Citrus Bowl or Bright House Networks Stadium (UCF) Maybe...
  • Charlotte: Bank of America Stadium
  • Chicago: Soldier Field or Ryan Field (Northwestern Univ. -- Evanston, IL) Toyota Park (Bridgeview, IL)
  • Detroit: Ford Field or Silverdome (Pontiac, MI)
  • Philadelphia: Lincoln Financial Field or Franklin Field (Univ. of Penn) PPL Park (Chester, PA)
  • San Francisco/Oakland: Candlestick Park, AT&T Park, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Stanford Stadium (Stanford Univ. -- Stanford, CA), or California Memorial Stadium (Univ. of California -- Berkeley, CA)
  • Denver: Sports Authority Field at Mile High or Folsom Field (Univ. of Colorado -- Boulder, CO) Dicks Sporting Goods Park (Commerce City, CO)
  • Dallas: Cotton Bowl, Gerald J. Ford Stadium (SMU), or Amon G. Carter (TCU -- Fort Worth)
  • Phoenix: Chase Field, Univ. of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ), or Sun Devil Stadium (Arizona St. Univ. -- Tempe, AZ)
  • Houston: Rice Stadium (Rice Univ.) Robertson Stadium or BBVA Compass Stadium
  • Los Angeles: L.A. Memorial Coliseum, Farmers Field (if built), L.A. Football Stadium (Industry, CA -- if built), Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA), or Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Anaheim, CA) Home Depot Center (Carson, CA)
  • Seattle: CenturyLink Field or Husky Stadium (Univ. of Washington)

FYP.

More than likely, Los Angeles would be the odd city out due to the lack of a suitable stadium in the market.

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I'm surprised Birmingham, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Oklahoma City, and San Antonio weren't mentioned as one of the projected markets for this league.

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Phoenix would not be feasible. We don't have many colleges and universities here (just ASU and Grand Canyon which doesn't even have football). You'd be playing at a high school field, perhaps like the two women's football teams floating around Phoenix. We have some nice ones, even artificial turf in a few places...

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Or Omaha. You know, not like they sold out all of their games for the UFL or any... oh wait.

The problem is there's not a whole lot of developmental potential in the "Nebraska Alumni Team" model.

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I came up with a list of potential stadiums for the potential SPFL markets:

  • New York/New Jersey: Citi Field (Flushing, NY), MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ), or High Point Solutions Stadium (Rutgers Univ. -- Piscataway, NJ) Red Bull Arena (Harrison, NJ)
  • Washington, D.C.: RFK Stadium lol or Byrd Stadium (Univ. of Maryland -- College Park, MD)
  • Memphis: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium lol
  • Orlando: Citrus Bowl or Bright House Networks Stadium (UCF) Maybe...
  • Charlotte: Bank of America Stadium
  • Chicago: Soldier Field or Ryan Field (Northwestern Univ. -- Evanston, IL) Toyota Park (Bridgeview, IL)
  • Detroit: Ford Field or Silverdome (Pontiac, MI)
  • Philadelphia: Lincoln Financial Field or Franklin Field (Univ. of Penn) PPL Park (Chester, PA)
  • San Francisco/Oakland: Candlestick Park, AT&T Park, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Stanford Stadium (Stanford Univ. -- Stanford, CA), or California Memorial Stadium (Univ. of California -- Berkeley, CA)
  • Denver: Sports Authority Field at Mile High or Folsom Field (Univ. of Colorado -- Boulder, CO) Dicks Sporting Goods Park (Commerce City, CO)
  • Dallas: Cotton Bowl, Gerald J. Ford Stadium (SMU), or Amon G. Carter (TCU -- Fort Worth)
  • Phoenix: Chase Field, Univ. of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ), or Sun Devil Stadium (Arizona St. Univ. -- Tempe, AZ)
  • Houston: Rice Stadium (Rice Univ.) Robertson Stadium or BBVA Compass Stadium
  • Los Angeles: L.A. Memorial Coliseum, Farmers Field (if built), L.A. Football Stadium (Industry, CA -- if built), Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA), or Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Anaheim, CA) Home Depot Center (Carson, CA)
  • Seattle: CenturyLink Field or Husky Stadium (Univ. of Washington)

FYP.

More than likely, Los Angeles would be the odd city out due to the lack of a suitable stadium in the market.

You probably have to scratch the MLS stadia off the list too. That league isn't going to be too friendly to the idea of regular pointy ball games and their over abundance of lines mucking up their pristine fields during the season. They've been working 15 years to build their own stadiums just to get away from that kind of crap unless it's the fall and they're sharing with local high schools or colleges.

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I came up with a list of potential stadiums for the potential SPFL markets:

  • New York/New Jersey: Citi Field (Flushing, NY), MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ), or High Point Solutions Stadium (Rutgers Univ. -- Piscataway, NJ) Red Bull Arena (Harrison, NJ)
  • Washington, D.C.: RFK Stadium lol or Byrd Stadium (Univ. of Maryland -- College Park, MD)
  • Memphis: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium lol
  • Orlando: Citrus Bowl or Bright House Networks Stadium (UCF) Maybe...
  • Charlotte: Bank of America Stadium
  • Chicago: Soldier Field or Ryan Field (Northwestern Univ. -- Evanston, IL) Toyota Park (Bridgeview, IL)
  • Detroit: Ford Field or Silverdome (Pontiac, MI)
  • Philadelphia: Lincoln Financial Field or Franklin Field (Univ. of Penn) PPL Park (Chester, PA)
  • San Francisco/Oakland: Candlestick Park, AT&T Park, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Stanford Stadium (Stanford Univ. -- Stanford, CA), or California Memorial Stadium (Univ. of California -- Berkeley, CA)
  • Denver: Sports Authority Field at Mile High or Folsom Field (Univ. of Colorado -- Boulder, CO) Dicks Sporting Goods Park (Commerce City, CO)
  • Dallas: Cotton Bowl, Gerald J. Ford Stadium (SMU), or Amon G. Carter (TCU -- Fort Worth)
  • Phoenix: Chase Field, Univ. of Phoenix Stadium (Glendale, AZ), or Sun Devil Stadium (Arizona St. Univ. -- Tempe, AZ)
  • Houston: Rice Stadium (Rice Univ.) Robertson Stadium or BBVA Compass Stadium
  • Los Angeles: L.A. Memorial Coliseum, Farmers Field (if built), L.A. Football Stadium (Industry, CA -- if built), Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA), or Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Anaheim, CA) Home Depot Center (Carson, CA)
  • Seattle: CenturyLink Field or Husky Stadium (Univ. of Washington)

FYP.

More than likely, Los Angeles would be the odd city out due to the lack of a suitable stadium in the market.

You probably have to scratch the MLS stadia off the list too. That league isn't going to be too friendly to the idea of regular pointy ball games and their over abundance of lines mucking up their pristine fields during the season. They've been working 15 years to build their own stadiums just to get away from that kind of crap unless it's the fall and they're sharing with local high schools or colleges.

Exactly what i was about to say, not to mention the sidelines probably aren't wide enough to hold a football team.

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