AAA Football Leagues, American Leagues, Professional Spring Football League (1993), World Gridiron, XFLs (1993-2020)

Professional Spring Football League 1993

Professional Spring Football League Logo [Ref: 3]

Teams

TeamHome Venue
Eastern Conference
Carolina CougarsWilliams-Brice, Columbia, South Carlolina (72,000)
Miami TribeOrange Bowl (75,500)
New England BlitzHoly Cross Stadium, Worcester, Massachusetts (25,000)
Tampa Bay OutlawsTampa Stadium (72,126)
Washington MaraudersRFK Stadium, Washington DC (55,683)
Western Conference
Arkansas MinersWar Memorial Stadium, Little Rock (53,250)
Nevada AcesSilver Bowl, Las Vegas (32,500)
New Mexico RattlesnakesLobo Field, Albuquerque (30,646)
Oregon Lightning BoltsCivic Stadium, Portland (31,000)
Utah PioneersRice Stadium, Salt Lake City (35,000)
Professional Spring Football League 1993 Teams & Venues [Reference: 2]

About

The Professional Spring Football League was founded in November 1992, and set about replacing the World League of American Football (1991-1992) – the defunct National Football League Development League. It set a $2 Million salary cap for each team, with players to be paid $40,000 a season. Teams would have needed to have averaged 20,000 fans per game to break even.

It had no Media Coveragem Television deals or Radio Coverage in line for its first season, and originally planned a 10-team 16-game schedule, only for one of the teams, Miami Tribe to pull out before the season started. Rosters were cut to 60 players, to be set at 43 active players by the Season Start, and franchise fees were set at $250,000. February 29, 1993 was to be the Leagues Opening Game, but the League folded 10 days before the start of the season.

The American Football League of Europe replaced the PSFL & WLAF as the AAA League other than the Arena Football League in 1994, and would last 2 seasons, before the NFL brought back the WLAF as a 6-team Europe-only League in 1995 (From 1991 to 1992 it had been a 10 team League like the proposed PSFL – with 3 Teams in Europe, 1 in Canada and 6 in USA).

References

[1] Remember the PSFL (2019) History [Internet] Available from: https://sites.google.com/site/rememberthepsfl/history [Accessed 31 December 2019]

[2] Remember the PSFL (2019) Teams [Internet] Available from: https://sites.google.com/site/rememberthepsfl/teams [Accessed 31 December 2019]

Images

[3] Wikipedia (2020) Professional Spring Football League Logo [Internet] Available from: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0a/Psflclr.jpg [Accessed 11 April 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Rose McCabe, Ann Hanley, Gabriel McCloyne, Peter Lemass, Ciaran Simms, Gerry Tully.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 31 December 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019

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