Unable to persuade Sacramento State to upgrade Hornet Stadium to something approaching CFL standards, Anderson tried to build a new stadium, but those plans fizzled. Neither of the other two stadiums in the Sacramento area, Toomey Field and Charles C. Hughes Stadium, offered anything significantly better; like Hornet Stadium, they were both inadequate even for temporary use. The failure of ...
However, only two months after the Grey Cup, the Mad Dogs and Pirates had both folded. The Barracudas were about to be euthanized as well, as there was no prospect of the CFL approving their proposed sale and relocation to Shreveport. Speros was seriously considering moving his team to Montreal, in response to pressure from the league office. Anderson was not ...
History of the Texans
The San Antonio Texans have a long and storied history in the Canadian Football League. The franchise was originally founded as the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1876, making them one of the oldest teams in professional football. During World War II, they relocated to San Antonio, Texas, and were renamed the San Antonio Texans for their first season there in 1945. The team enjoyed moderate success over its 11-year tenure, making three playoff appearances and winning two division titles while playing at Alamo Stadium.
Though their time on American soil was short-lived, it left an indelible mark on CFL fans everywhere who remember fondly cheering on this unique franchise from south of the border while still enjoying all that is great about Canadian football culture. During those years, they featured some talented players such as quarterback Don Trull, who would be named to four All-Star teams before being inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and Texas Sports Hall of Fame after his career ended with the Houston Oilers NFL club.
Despite only lasting eleven seasons before folding due to financial difficulties brought about by unfavorable stadium lease agreements, the legacy left behind by this pioneering group will not soon be forgotten. To honor these brave men who helped bridge North America’s two distinct leagues together, a statue depicting former QB Don Trull now stands proudly outside Alamo Stadium, which he once called home. Whether you were lucky enough to witness it firsthand or just heard stories passed down through generations, we can all agree that these trailblazing athletes deserve our utmost respect for what they accomplished during their time here.
Sacramento - San Antonio
1993 - 1995 / Canadian Football League
1995 / San Antonio Texans
1993 - 1994 / Sacramento Gold Miners
Texans - The San Antonio Texans are one of the most storied franchises in Canadian Football League (CFL) history. The team was established in 1995 and has become a beloved institution for sports fans throughout Texas. But many don’t know that the Texan's nickname has roots deep within Texas culture.
The franchise's original name was “San Antonio Gunslingers,” which paid homage to both their location and to legendary Wild West figures like Wyatt Earp, Billy The Kid, and Jesse James, who were all known for their gun-slinging abilities. However, this name didn't last long due to its potentially negative connotations, so they decided on another moniker: “Texans” - paying tribute not only to the state but also its rich heritage of cowboys & outlaws alike!
This new identity fits perfectly with San Antonio's unique blend of culture & tradition, from rodeos & ranching activities at nearby ranches such as King Ranch or Six Flags Fiesta Texas amusement park rides. There's something here for everyone! Plus, being called "Texans" gave them an instant connection with other teams across North America, including NFL's Houston Texans team, further solidifying their place in professional sports leagues worldwide!
It wasn't until 2000 when they officially adopted "San Antonio" before "Texans," making sure everyone knew exactly where this fantastic football club came from every time you heard about them or saw them play on television screens around North America – no matter how far away you may be geographically speaking!
So next time you hear someone talking about CFL action involving San Antonio, remember that behind those famous words lies a story deeply rooted in Texan pride & heritage, something we should all take pride in knowing whenever we cheer on our favorite teams each season!
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1995 / Alamodome
1993 – 1994 / Hornet Stadium
1993 - 1995 / Fred Anderson
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