The team started out in 1983 as the Boston Breakers, owned by Boston businessman George Matthews and former New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Vataha. However, finding a stadium proved difficult. The largest stadium in the region was Schaefer Stadium in Foxborough, home of the Patriots. However, it was owned by the Sullivan family, owners of the Patriots and Matthews ...
History of the Breakers
Before moving to Portland, Oregon, the franchise was previously in Boston, Massachusetts as the Boston Breakers, and New Orleans, Louisiana as the New Orleans Breakers.
A new United States Football League — legally distinct from its predecessor, but using its team nicknames — is scheduled to begin to play in April 2022, and a new version of the New Orleans Breakers, coached by Larry Fedora, will be one of eight teams competing.
Boston – New Orleans – Portland
1983 – 1986 / United States Football League
1985 / Portland Breakers
1984 / New Orleans Breakers
1983 / Boston Breakers
Breakers – The Breakers nickname which means a heavy sea wave that breaks into white foam on the shore.
Original USFL Team
Final USFL Team
Team’s Final Outlook
Ultimately, stadium issues forced the Breakers out of town and move to New Orleans.
USFL Championship 0
1985 / Civic Stadium
1984 / Louisiana Superdome
1983 / Nickerson Field
1985 / Joseph Canizaro
1984 / Joseph Canizaro and Randy Vataha
1983 / George Matthews and Randy Vataha
1983 – 1985 / Dick Coury (25 wins – 29 losses)
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Averaged 12,817 fans (14,000 seat stadium)
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