NFL Expansion: Largest Cities Without an NFL Team

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Pedestrians move along a mostly deserted River Walk in San Antonio, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, where most restaurants and business are closed. San Antonio is joining several other major Texas cities and will begin Stay at Home orders at the end of the day Tuesday to help battle the effects of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Colton Pool @CPoolReporter Jun 26, 2023, 10:01 PM

San Antonio is the largest city in the United States that’s not home to an NFL team.

Currently the seventh-largest American city — and the second-largest in the state of Texas, behind only Dallas — San Antonio is home to more than 1.4 million people. San Diego is the only other non-NFL city with a population of at least 1 million.

Largest Cities Without an NFL Team

RankCityPopulation
1San Antonio, Texas1,472,909
2San Diego, California1,381,162
4Austin, Texas974,447
3San Jose, California971,233
5Columbus, Ohio907,971
6Oklahoma City, Oklahoma694,800
7El Paso, Texas677,456
8Portland, Oregon635,067
9Louisville, Kentucky624,444
10Memphis, Tennessee621,056

Largest State Without an NFL Team

Virginia is the most-populous state — with approximately 8.7 million resident — that’s not home to an NFL team. That could change, however, if the Washington Commanders’ new ownership builds a new stadium in the country’s 12th-largest state.

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Colton Pool

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Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.

Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.