List of former professional sports teams in Houston
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- American football
- Oilers, 1960–97 (AFL/NFL) – Now the Tennessee Titans, the team relocated to Memphis and later to Nashville, Tennessee.
- Texans, 1974–75 (WFL) – The team relocated to Shreveport, Louisiana.
- Gamblers, 1984–85 (USFL)
- Terror/Thunderbears, 1996–2001 (AFL)
- Outlaws, 1999 (RFL)
- Marshals, 2000 (SFL)
- Wild Riders, 2007 (NIFL)
- Texas Cyclones, 2008–10 (NWFA/WFA/IWFL)
- Lightning 2009–2010 (SIFL)
- Stallions, 2010–2012 (SIFL/LSFL)
- Buffaloes (Buffs), 1888–1961 (Texas League, American Association), reorganized and relocated to Oklahoma City after their buyout by the Houston Astros. The team still exists as the Oklahoma City RedHawks.
- Eagles, 1949-c.1950s (Negro league baseball team, remnants of legendary Newark Eagles)
- Toros, 2007–2009 (CBL)
- Team tennis