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The Daily Hits 20: A List Of All The Teams That Have Moved, Been Created Or Folded

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The last 20 years has seen teams in all major pro leagues relocate, while the expansion wave has hit all leagues as well. Take a look at all the teams to have moved, been created or folded during the last two decades.

NFL
YEAR
RELOCATIONS
'95
Los Angeles Rams to St. Louis after '94 season
'95
Los Angeles Raiders to Oakland after '94 season
'96
Cleveland Browns to Baltimore Ravens
'97
Houston Oilers to Memphis and became the Tennessee Oilers, then Nashville to become Tennessee Titans
'14
San Francisco 49ers to Santa Clara
YEAR
EXPANSION
'95
Carolina Panthers
'95
Jacksonville Jaguars
'99
Cleveland Browns
'02
Houston Texans
MLB
YEAR
RELOCATIONS
'05
Montreal Expos to Washington Nationals
YEAR
EXPANSION
'98
Arizona Diamondbacks
'98
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
NHL
YEAR
RELOCATIONS
'95
Quebec Nordiques to Colorado Avalanche
'96
Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix Coyotes
'97
Hartford Whalers to Carolina Hurricanes
'11
Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg Jets after 2010-11 season
'14
New York Islanders to Brooklyn
YEAR
EXPANSION
'98
Nashville Predators
'99
Atlanta Thrashers
'00
Columbus Blue Jackets
'00
Minnesota Wild
NBA
YEAR
RELOCATIONS
'01
Vancouver Grizzlies to Memphis
'02
Charlotte Hornets to New Orleans
'08
Seattle Supersonics to Oklahoma City Thunder after '07-08 season
'12
New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn Nets
YEAR
EXPANSION
'95
Toronto Raptors
'95
Vancouver Grizzlies
'04
Charlotte Bobcats
MLS
YEAR
RELOCATIONS
'06
San Jose Earthquakes to Houston Dynamo
YEAR
EXPANSION
'96
Columbus Crew
'96
DC United
'96
New England Revolution
'96
New York Red Bulls
'96
Sporting Kansas City
'96
Colorado Rapids
'96
FC Dallas
'96
Los Angeles Galaxy
'96
San Jose Clash
'98
Chicago Fire
'05
Chivas USA
'05
Real Salt Lake
'06
San Jose Earthquakes
'07
Toronto FC
'09
Seattle Sounders FC
'10
Philadelphia Union
'11
Portland Timbers
'11
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
'12
Montreal Impact
'15
NYC FC
YEAR
FOLDED
'01
Miami Fusion ('98-'01)
'01
Tampa Bay Mutiny ('96-'01)
WNBA
YEAR
RELOCATIONS
'03
Orlando Miracle moved to Connecticut Sun
'03
Utah Starzz moved to San Antonio Silver Stars
'03
Detroit Shock moved to Tulsa Shock
YEAR
EXPANSION
'97
Los Angeles Sparks
'97
New York Liberty
'97
Phoenix Mercury
'98
Washington Mystics
'99
Minnesota Lynx
'00
Indiana Fever
'00
Seattle Storm
'00
Chicago Sky
'08
Atlanta Dream
YEAR
FOLDED
'02
Miami Sol ('00-02)
'02
Portland Fire ('00-02)
'03
Cleveland Rockers ('97-'03)
'06
Charlotte Sting ('97-'06)
'08
Houston Comets ('07-'08)
'09
Sacramento Monarchs ('97-'09)
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