US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team Cities / Towns
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US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team

List Criteria: Only U.S. Cities

Cities that should have a football team 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.

Of the biggest cities in America, Los Angeles is the biggest without its own NFL team and easily one of the best sports cities in the US. Sure they have the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins in NCAA Football but as of the 2012 season, no NFL team occupies the City of Angels. The Bay Area has the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers and San Diego has the Chargers but since the Rams left for St. Louis in 1995, Los Angeles has been without a pro team.

But it's not just Southern California that constantly makes 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?
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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Los Angeles

    California, United States of America More
    98
  2. 2
    Up 528
    Down 715
    Area code 971, Oregon, United States of America More
    78
  3. 3
    Up 625
    Down 669
    Texas, United States of America More
    75
  4. 4
    Up 552
    Down 662
    Area code 405, Oklahoma, United States of America More
    68
  5. 5
    Up 540
    Down 732
    Area codes 702 and 725, Nevada, United States of America More
    66
  6. 6
    Up 395
    Down 700
    Utah, United States of America More
    63
  7. 7
    Up 283
    Down 753
    Hawaii, United States of America More
    57
  8. 8
    Up 255
    Down 713
    Tennessee, United States of America More
    56
  9. 9
    Up 247
    Down 658
    Kentucky, United States of America More
    51
  10. 10
    Up 232
    Down 710
    Florida, United States of America More
    48
  11. 11
    Up 253
    Down 624
    Area code 505, New Mexico, United States of America More
    46
  12. 12
    Up 371
    Down 586

    ranked low on reranks
    Toronto

    Ontario, Canada More
    44
  13. 13
    Up 226
    Down 674
    Texas, United States of America More
    42
  14. 14
    Up 284
    Down 657

    ranked low on reranks
    Omaha

    Nebraska, United States of America More
    41
  15. 15
    Up 181
    Down 553
    Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska, United States of ... More
    40
  16. 16
    Up 113
    Down 506
    Silicon Valley, California, United States of America More
    37
  17. 17
    Up 165
    Down 689
    Idaho, United States of America More
    37
  18. 18
    Up 126
    Down 530
    California, United States of America More
    36
  19. 19
    Up 197
    Down 643
    Area code 614, Ohio, United States of America More
    35
  20. 20
    Up 35
    Down 140
    Area code 559, California, United States of America More
    33
    added by: EdwardLeonKillian
  21. 21
    Up 84
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    ranked low on reranks
    Richmond

    Area code 804, Virginia, United States of America More
    26
  22. 22
    Up 108
    Down 502
    Arkansas, United States of America More
    23
  23. 23
    Up 43
    Down 278
    Tennessee, United States of America More
    23
  24. 24
    Up 179
    Down 853

    new! Brooklyn

    New York More
    23
  25. 25
    Up 69
    Down 281
    Texas, United States of America More
    23
  26. 26
    Up 81
    Down 341
    Iowa, United States of America More
    21
  27. 27
    Up 83
    Down 507
    North Dakota, United States of America More
    21
  28. 28
    Up 52
    Down 201
    Area code 757, Virginia, United States of America More
    20
  29. 29
    Up 87
    Down 391
    Michigan, United States of America More
    18
  30. 30
    Up 34
    Down 186
    New Jersey, United States of America More
    18
    added by: JohnWarner
  31. 31
    Up 38
    Down 287
    Washington, United States of America More
    17
  32. 32
    Up 53
    Down 395

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sioux Falls

    South Dakota, United States of America More
    16
  33. 33
    Up 17
    Down 140

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Newark

    New Jersey, United States of America More
    16
    added by: mosquito234
  34. 34
    Up 60
    Down 85

    ranked low on reranks
    Vancouver

    Washington, United States of America More
    12
    added by: blueline3
  35. 35
    Up 36
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    Texas, United States of America More
    4
    added by: MichaelAngwin
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