US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team Cities / Towns

US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team

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Of course big cities like New York and Miami have NFL teams, but there are plenty of other cities that should have a football team! The places on this list are the populous and thriving cities across the United States that are deserving of a home National Football League team. Many of these cities have nearby teams or hosted teams in the past but none currently have an NFL team to call their own.

Los Angeles was the biggest city without its own NFL team. In 2016, however,  the NFL approved the Rams proposal to move back to LA. Los Angeles is easily one of the best sports cities in the US. Sure they have the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins in NCAA Football, but Los Angeles had no pro team since 1994. The Bay Area has the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers, but Los Angeles will once again have at least one professional team to call their own.

But it's not just Southern California that constantly made the list of places that deserve an NFL team. Las Vegas, Nevada, is a popular pick for where fans would like to see a pro football franchise spring up, as are other Southwest cities like San Antonio, Texas, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Adding or moving NFL franchises is a highly debated topic on which not everyone will ever agree. Some want to see more action and closer but others argue that expansion means only more bad teams in the NFL. But what fun would sports be if fans didn't argue all the time? Which cities and states without NFL teams do you think should be on top of the list? Make your voice heard here!


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    California, USA The Rams will move to Los Angeles for the 2016 season. 

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    Texas, USA

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    Nevada, USA

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    Oklahoma, USA

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    Oregon, USA

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    Utah, USA

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    Hawaii, USA

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    New Mexico, USA

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    Nebraska, USA

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    Kentucky, USA

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    Florida, USA

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    Tennessee, USA

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    Washington, USA

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    Texas, USA

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    Ohio, USA

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    Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

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    Virginia, USA

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    Brooklyn New York

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    California, USA

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    Silicon Valley, California, USA

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    Wisconsin, USA

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    Iowa, USA

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    Idaho, USA

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    Virginia, USA

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    North Carolina, USA North Carolina has a population of 10 million, so another team in the second-largest (and fastest-growing metro area) would work great.

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    Arkansas, USA

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    Mississippi, USA

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    Connecticut, USA

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    Nebraska, USA

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    Alaska, USA Now, if you REALLY want to play on the frozen tundra ...

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    Oklahoma, USA

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    Rhode Island, USA

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    Texas, USA

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    New York, USA

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    Indiana, USA

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    California, USA

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    Kansas, USA

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    Alabama, USA

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    South Carolina, USA

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    Michigan, USA

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    Montana, USA

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    North Dakota, USA

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    Nevada, USA

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    Indiana, USA

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    Wyoming, USA

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    Tuscon

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    West Virginia, USA

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    North Dakota, USA

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    Ontario, Canada

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    Tennessee, USA

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