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
1,689 1,383
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Texas, USA

2
1,572 1,422
Portland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Oregon, USA

3
1,428 1,391
Oklahoma City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Oklahoma, USA

4
913 1,600
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Hawaii, USA

5
1,115 1,434
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Utah, USA

6
749 1,433
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Kentucky, USA

7
778 1,447
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
New Mexico, USA

8
747 1,465
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Florida, USA

9
786 1,398
Omaha is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Nebraska, USA

10
341 149
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 1,491
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Tennessee, USA

12
242 130
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Etolar added California, USA

13
377 705
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
blueline3 added Washington, USA

14
587 1,396
Austin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Texas, USA

15
505 1,346
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Ohio, USA

16
464 1,369
Boise is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Idaho, USA

17
417 1,219
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
California, USA

18
310 1,214
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Silicon Valley, California, USA

19
339 938
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Iowa, USA

20
176 338
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added Wisconsin, USA

21
489 1,292
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

22
392 805
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Virginia, USA

23
66 139
Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
New York

24
338 1,066
Little Rock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Arkansas, USA

25
273 757
Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Virginia, USA

26
97 107
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
EdwardLeonKillian added California, USA

27
171 496
Tulsa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
kaylive added Oklahoma, USA

28
290 920
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Michigan, USA

29
236 850
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Texas, USA

30
105 385
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added California, USA

31
108 269
Billings is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added Montana, USA

32
125 305
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Mississippi, USA

33
183 843
Sioux Falls is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
South Dakota, USA

34
130 593
Newark is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
mosquito234 added New Jersey, USA

35
180 778
Spokane is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Washington, USA

36
277 1,039
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
North Dakota, USA

37
107 259
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
KyleLinville added West Virginia, USA

38
125 336
Raleigh is listed (or ranked) 38 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.

39
106 261
Providence is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Rhode Island, USA

40
113 265
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
lwp2004 added Connecticut, USA

41
162 822
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Tennessee, USA

42
97 235
Mobile is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Random User added Alabama, USA

43
105 239
Cheyenne is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Buttesqauch added Wyoming, USA

44
81 222
Bismarck is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
RobLein added North Dakota, USA

45
85 302
Wichita is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Kansas, USA

46
130 629
Fort Worth is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
MichaelAngwin added Texas, USA

47
148 664
Atlantic City is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
JohnWarner added New Jersey, USA

48
106 694
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
EdwardLeonKillian added California, USA

49
87 241
Reno is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Nevada, USA

50
105 460
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team
Colorado, USA