Oldest team to play all its games in the same city?

Oldest team to play all its games in the same city?

Postby Crazy Packers Fan » Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:57 pm

I’ve been trying to figure out which team is the oldest to play all its games in the same city, uninterrupted since their inception. But…

#1 Cardinals - no explanation necessary
#2 Bears - Decatur and Chicago
#3 Packers - Green Bay and Milwaukee
#4 Giants - NY and NJ
#5 Lions - Portsmouth and Pontiac/Detroit
#6 Redskins - Boston and Washington
#7 Steelers & #8 Eagles - Phil/Pitt (played games in the other’s stadium)
#9 Rams - no explanation necessary
#10 Browns - 3 years not in the league

So, which team is the oldest to fulfill my criteria?
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Re: Oldest team to play all its games in the same city?

Postby Sonny9 » Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:43 pm

Denver since 1960?
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Re: Oldest team to play all its games in the same city?

Postby ChrisBabcock » Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:07 am

Are we looking for the same metro area or within that city's boundaries? If just the metro area I think Washington would be the answer. My first thought was the Giants but their 1974(?) season playing at Yale would break their streak.
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Re: Oldest team to play all its games in the same city?

Postby Citizen » Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:59 am

The Redskins' origins in Boston take them out of the running, if I understand the OP correctly.

If you're strict about home games being played in the city proper (no suburbs), I think Denver is it.
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Re: Oldest team to play all its games in the same city?

Postby ChrisBabcock » Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:38 am

Citizen wrote:The Redskins' origins in Boston take them out of the running, if I understand the OP correctly..


Aha. I missed the since their inception part. It has to be the Broncos then.
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Re: Oldest team to play all its games in the same city?

Postby sluggermatt15 » Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:13 am

The Cardinals moved around a few times. Chicago to St. Louis to Phoenix. That wouldn't be a continuous uninterrupted streak.

Same for the Rams, LA to St. Louis, back to LA.

Why wouldn't it be the Bears?

Browns have been for a long time too, since 1950.
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Re: Oldest team to play all its games in the same city?

Postby Citizen » Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:33 am

The Bears played several games in Evanston, and started in Decatur.
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Re: Oldest team to play all its games in the same city?

Postby JKelly » Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:15 am

What about Buffalo?

Also a side question what if the team is named after a state but played in various locations in the state? Just getting into the weeds.
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Re: Oldest team to play all its games in the same city?

Postby ChrisBabcock » Thu Jul 08, 2021 1:08 pm

JKelly wrote:What about Buffalo?

Also a side question what if the team is named after a state but played in various locations in the state? Just getting into the weeds.


The Bills have played some home games in Toronto.
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Re: Oldest team to play all its games in the same city?

Postby Sonny9 » Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:39 pm

Denver was the visiting team in their 1 London game and has not played in Mexico.
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