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 one of eight teams that were officially announced as a USFL franchise on The Herd with Colin Cowherd on November 22, 2021. On January 27, 2022, it was announced on The Herd with Colin Cowherd that former NCAA Football Head coach Larry Fedora was named the Head coach and General manager of the Breakers.
History of the Breakers
The New Orleans Breakers are a professional American football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. They are one of eight members of the United States Football League (USFL).
They currently play their home games at Protective Stadium and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, which also hosts the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers.
The USFL league announced the 2022 season will be played by the following eight teams Birmingham Stallions, Houston Gamblers, Michigan Panthers, New Jersey Generals, New Orleans Breakers, Philadelphia Stars, Pittsburgh Maulers, and Tampa Bay Bandits. All of these teams were a part of the original league play in the 80s'.
Boston – New Orleans – Portland
1983 – 1986, 2022 - Present / United States Football League
1985 / Portland Breakers
1984, 2022 - Present / 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
USFL Championship 0
1985 / Civic Stadium
2022 - Present / Protective Stadium/Legion Field (Birmingham, Alabama)
1984 / Louisiana Superdome
1983 / Nickerson Field
2022 - Present / National Spring Football League Enterprises Co, LLC, (Fox Sports)
1985 / Joseph Canizaro
1984 / Joseph Canizaro and Randy Vataha
1983 / George Matthews and Randy Vataha
2022 - Present / Larry Fedora
1983 – 1985 / Dick Coury (25 wins – 29 losses)
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Averaged 30,557 fans (71,000 seat stadium)
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