Hartford Blues

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Hartford Blues
Founded1924
Folded1927
Based inHartford, Connecticut, USA (1925–1927)
Waterbury, Connecticut (1924–1925)
LeagueNational Football League (1926)
Independent (1924–1925, 1927)
Team historyWaterbury Blues (1924–25)
Hartford Blues (1925–26)
Hartford Giants (1927)
Team colorsBlue, White (1924–1926)

         
Black, Orange (1927)

         
Nickname(s)"George Mulligan's Blues"
Head coachesDick McGrath (1924–25)
Jack Keogh (1926)
Vincent Lacava (1927)
Owner(s)George Mulligan
Other League Championship wins1924, 1925 (State Titles)
Home field(s)Brassco Field (1924–25)
Clarkin Field (1925)
East Hartford Velodrome (1926–27)

The Hartford Blues of the National Football League played only in the 1926 NFL season, with a record of 3–7. The team was based in Hartford, Connecticut but played at the East Hartford Velodrome.[1][2]


Hartford Blues, 1926

Hall of famers[edit]

Season-by-season[edit]

Year W L T Finish Coach
1924 7 2 4 N/A Dick McGrath
1925 10 2 0 N/A Dick McGrath
1926 3 7 0 13th Jack Keogh
1927 7 1 0 Inc. Vincent Lacava

East Hartford Velodrome[edit]

East Hartford Velodrome
LocationEast Hartford, CT 06118
Capacity8,000
SurfaceGrass
Construction
OpenedJune 28, 1926[3]
Closed1929
Demolished1929
Construction cost$75,000
Tenants
Hartford Blues
(NFL) (1926–27)
East Hartford High School

The Blues played their 1926 season in the East Hartford Velodrome, a then-new bicycle track located across the Connecticut River in East Hartford. The grass football field barely fit inside the wooden track. Its capacity was 8,000 spectators.[2]

Boxing[edit]

Date Winner Loser Type Rd., Time Attendance
June 6, 1928 Battling Battalino Archie Rosenberg KO -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hogrogian, John (1982). "The Hartford Blues Part I" (PDF). Coffin Corner. Professional Football Researchers Association. 4 (8): 1–5.
  2. ^ a b Hogrogian, John (1982). "The Hartford Blues Part II" (PDF). Coffin Corner. Professional Football Researchers Association. 4 (9): 1–5.
  3. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=zHWt0yNoCQEC&pg=PA53&lpg=PA53&dq=East+Hartford+Velodrome+location&source=bl&ots=fU-6egBxgF&sig=V-Vny5jbKbKQ0q9xiMix7bq855A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj59_DtjqLeAhUrneAKHejJCv4Q6AEwDHoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=East%20Hartford%20Velodrome%20location&f=false