Despite fielding a fairly solid team, playing in Nickerson doomed the team in Boston. The stadium had been built in 1955 (though parts of it dated to 1915) and had not aged well. It was so small that the Breakers lost money even when they sold out as visiting teams got a portion of the gate proceeds. The Breakers and ...
The New Orleans Breakers were an American football team that played in the original United States Football League (USFL) in the mid-1980s.
Boston – New Orleans – Portland
1983 – 1986 / United States Football League
1985 / Portland Breakers
1984 / New Orleans Breakers
1983 / Boston Breakers
Breakers – The Breakers nickname is a carry over name that originated in Boston and then traveled to New Orleans which means a heavy sea wave that breaks into white foam on the shore.
Original USFL Team
Final USFL Team
Team’s Final Outlook
Breakers could not hope to compete with the Saints, and opted to move before the 1985 season rather than play a lame duck season in 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)
Averaged 30,557 fans (71,000 seat stadium)
*Blue is this team’s history