Connecticut Bicentennials

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Connecticut Bicentennials (1977)
Full name Connecticut Bicentennials
Nickname(s) Bicentennials
Founded 1975
Dissolved 1977
Stadium Yale Bowl
Ground Capacity 70,000
League NASL

The Hartford Bicentennials was a soccer team based out of Hartford, Connecticut that played in the North American Soccer League. The team played at Dillon Stadium.

After the 1976 season the team moved to New Haven, Connecticut and was renamed the Connecticut Bicentennials. Their home field was the Yale Bowl.

The team name took its roots from the fact that the United States was approaching its bicentennial anniversary in 1976 and Connecticut was one of the original British colonies.

The franchise was relocated to Oakland, California for the 1978 season, where they became known as the Oakland Stompers. The Stompers were only in the Bay Area for one season before moving to Edmonton, Alberta to become the Edmonton Drillers for the 1979 through 1982 seasons.

Hartford Bicentennials (1975-76)
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Year League W L T Pts Regular Season Playoffs Avg. Attendance
1975 NASL indoor 1 1 2 2nd, Tournament Region 2 Did Not Qualify n/a
1975 NASL 6 16 61 5th, Northern Division Did Not Qualify 3,720
1976 NASL 12 12 107 4th, Atlantic Conference, Northern Division Did Not Qualify 3,420
1977 NASL 7 19 72 5th, Atlantic Conference, Northern Division Did Not Qualify 3,902