Robert Schmertz, New York Stars owner, verbally agrees to sell his WFL franchise to Upton Bell, former General Manager of the New England Patriots and son of late NFL Commissioner Bert Bell. WFL Commissioner Gary Davidson and Stars Executive Vice President Howard Baldwin announced at a morning press conference in New York City that the team would be relocating to Charlotte, North Carolina for the remainder of the 1974 season. Baldwin says the reason for the move is due to poor attendance, lack of public transportation, and an inadequate facility as the Stars franchise reportedly has lost nearly $2 million this season. Davidson said that an expansion team for New York would be in place for the 1976 season when Yankee Stadium reopens. Bell had sought to purchase and relocate the Detroit Wheels since early August, but the deal fell through. The "Charlotte Stars" will face the Chicago Fire at Solider Field in Chicago, October 3rd, in a nationally televised game. Upton Bell plans to hold a "name the team" contest and announce the winner before Charlotte's first home game, at American Legion Memorial Stadium, October 9th, against the Memphis Southmen.
NOTE: This page contains the final 1974 World Football League standings, WFL Playoffs, and World Bowl results.