- Ten of the 30 most populated cities in the United States don’t have NFL teams.
- Two franchises with promising NFL odds left highly-populated cities in the last decade.
When the Rams won their championship in 2021, they did so as the Super Bowl favorite in NFL betting odds in their own stadium and representing their home of Los Angeles.
This was after the Rams moved from St. Louis in 2016. Then the Chargers moved back to LA from San Diego in 2017.
Within about a year, LA went from no NFL teams to two. But that leaves plenty of deserving cities without a franchise.
Largest Cities Without an NFL Team
|1||San Antonio, Texas||1.5 million|
|2||San Diego, California||1.4 million|
|3||San Jose, California||1 million|
|6||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||701,000|
|7||El Paso, Texas||685,000|
Could a St. Louis NFL expansion team be helpful for the league? Or would other cities make more sense?
Certainly, some from the big cities without NFL teams are hopeful for expansion.
That includes San Antonio, the largest city without an NFL team at 1.5 million. Ten of the 30 most populated cities in the United States do not have NFL teams.
Mayor thinks San Antonio will have an NFL team by the end of the decade https://t.co/xWTEVSjq78
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 22, 2021
St. Louis is not one of those cities in the top 10, but San Diego is. In fact, two California cities are in the top 10, as San Diego is second with 1.4 million people and San Jose is third with 1 million.
Texas leads the way with three, and that’s after not including Fort Worth with its proximity to Dallas. Austin has 996,000 people, and El Paso has 685,000.
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