• Move to Orlando

    In March 1984, with the Federals failing on the field and at the gate for a second straight season, Bernhard decided to sell the franchise. Florida real estate developer Sherwood “Woody” Weiser agreed in principle to buy the Federals for $5.5 million and made plans to relocate the team to Miami, Florida, with the name The Spirit of Miami for the 1985 season. In anticipation of the deal, the USFL executed a lease agreement for the Miami Orange Bowl, which would serve as the team′s new home field. At a meeting on May 9, 1984, the USFL′s team owners unanimously approved the sale of the Federals to Weiser.

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The Orlando Renegades were a professional American football team that played in the United States Football League in the mid-1980s.

Established
1983

City
Washington D.C. – Orlando

League History
1983 – 1986 / United States Football League

Team History
1985 – 1986 / Orlando Renegades
1983 – 1984 / Washington Federals

Nickname
Renegades – A person who deserts and betrays a set of principles.

Original USFL Team
No

Final USFL Team
Yes

Team’s Final Outlook
The Renegades were one of 8 teams selected to continue operations when the USFL elected to switch to a fall schedule in 1986, but the entire league collapsed before any fall games were played.

Championship
USFL Championship  0

Stadium
1985 / Citrus Bowl Stadium

*Washington D.C.*
1983 – 1984 / RFK Stadium

Owner
1985 / Donald Dizney
1983 – 1984 / Berl Bernhard

Coaches
1985 / Lee Corso (5 wins – 13 losses)
1984 / Dick Bielski (3 wins – 14 losses)
1983 – 1984 / Ray Jauch (4 wins – 15 losses)

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Accomplishments
Averaged 24,136 (50,050 seat stadium)

*Blue is this team’s history

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