NFL US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team  

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List Rules Only U.S. Cities

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.

For years, Los Angeles was the biggest city without its own NFL team. In 2016, however, the Rams moved back to LA, and in no time, the Chargers announced a move from San Diego to the City of Angels. With that, Los Angeles became easily one of the best sports cities in the US. Which other burgs around America deserve to enjoy a similar NFL renaissance?

After all, it's not just Southern California that constantly made the list of places that deserve an NFL team. Las Vegas 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!

list ordered by

1
1,693 1,385
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Texas, USA

2
1,573 1,426
Portland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Oregon, USA

3
1,431 1,395
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Oklahoma, USA

4
915 1,605
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Hawaii, USA

5
1,119 1,434
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Utah, USA

6
751 1,436
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Kentucky, USA

7
780 1,450
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
New Mexico, USA

8
749 1,467
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Florida, USA

9
787 1,401
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Nebraska, USA

10
344 152
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Tom Derr added Missouri, USA

11
645 1,494
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Tennessee, USA

12
245 132
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Etolar added California, USA

13
379 706
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
blueline3 added Washington, USA

14
587 1,399
Austin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Texas, USA

15
506 1,349
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Ohio, USA

16
466 1,370
Boise is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Idaho, USA

17
417 1,222
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
California, USA

18
310 1,217
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Silicon Valley, California, USA

19
341 939
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Iowa, USA

20
178 340
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Wisconsin, USA

21
490 1,294
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

22
395 805
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Virginia, USA

23
67 142
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
New York

24
341 1,067
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Arkansas, USA

25
274 759
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Virginia, USA

26
98 109
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
EdwardLeonKillian added California, USA

27
294 920
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Michigan, USA

28
171 499
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
kaylive added Oklahoma, USA

29
237 853
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Texas, USA

30
106 387
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added California, USA

31
110 270
Billings is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Montana, USA

32
128 305
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Mississippi, USA

33
185 844
Sioux Falls is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
South Dakota, USA

34
182 779
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Washington, USA

35
279 1,040
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
North Dakota, USA

36
130 596
Newark is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
mosquito234 added New Jersey, USA

37
109 260
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added West Virginia, USA

38
109 261
Providence is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Rhode Island, USA

39
115 265
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
lwp2004 added Connecticut, USA

40
126 338
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
GreenSushi added 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.

41
107 239
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Buttesqauch added Wyoming, USA

42
83 222
Bismarck is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added North Dakota, USA

43
162 824
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Tennessee, USA

44
97 237
Mobile is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Random User added Alabama, USA

45
85 304
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Kansas, USA

46
130 631
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
MichaelAngwin added Texas, USA

47
148 666
Atlantic City is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
JohnWarner added New Jersey, USA

48
106 696
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
EdwardLeonKillian added California, USA

49
89 241
Reno is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Nevada, USA

50
69 253
Harrisburg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Pennsylvania, USA