When the WLAF suspended operations in 1992, Surge owner Fred Anderson received a franchise in the CFL after that league expanded to the United States in 1993. The two teams could be seen as one and the same. The two entities had the same colors (aqua and yellow) and head coach (Kay Stephenson). Additionally, several players and administrators made the ...
Deciding that Hornet Stadium was inadequate even for temporary use, Anderson decided to look for a new home for the Gold Miners. However, the only other football stadiums in the area, Sacramento City College’s Charles C. Hughes Stadium (a stadium the Surge had used in 1991) and UC Davis’ Toomey Field, were similarly unacceptable. Hughes Stadium was ruled out because it was used by several ...
The Sacramento Gold Miners were a Canadian football team based in Sacramento, California. The franchise was the first American team in the Canadian Football League. The Gold Miners inherited a home stadium, front office staff and much of the roster of the Sacramento Surge from the defunct World League of American Football.
Sacramento - San Antonio
1993 - 1995 / Canadian Football League
1995 / San Antonio Texans
1993 – 1994 / Sacramento Gold Miners
Gold Miners - The Gold Miners had previously played in the World League of American Football (WLAF) as the Sacramento Surge, however their choice of the more California name of "Gold Miners" was the new nickname for the first CFL American city team.
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1995 / Alamodome
1993 - 1994 / Hornet Stadium
1993 - 1995 / Fred Anderson
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