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USFL Stadia

The United States Football League planned to place its teams in modern, major league facilities, and for the most part, it succeeded. It shared 13 venues which served as hosts to National Football League franchises at one time, and with few exceptions played in the best facilities available in each city. Other fields, such as Orlando's Citrus Bowl, Jacksonville's Gator Bowl and Portland's Civic Stadium, had housed other professional football teams.

There were a few exceptions. In the inaugural season, only Boston, playing at tiny Nickerson Field, played in a less than ideal facility, after being rebuffed in attempts to land elsewhere in the city. By 1984, San Antonio started play in substandard Alamo Stadium, owned by the local school district, and Oklahoma had to utilize a college facility after the team couldn't land in San Diego. In the final season, Baltimore played at another college field, Byrd Stadium, while waiting for the final vestiges of the Colts lease to expire at Memorial Stadium.

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