The Lions began play in 1929 as the Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans. They played local teams in the Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia areas. They entered the NFL in 1930. After four years the team moved to Detroit and became the Lions for the 1934 season.
the lions started playing when the ironton tanks and the Portsmouth Spartans left ironton and portsmounth in the 1931 season
The Lions formed in 1929 as the Portsmouth Spartans. They played one season against independent professional teams before joining the NFL in 1930. The Spartans moved to Detroit and became the Lions in 1934.
The franchise's first game was played in 1929. The team played its games in Portsmouth, Ohio as the Portsmouth Spartans. In 1934, the team was purchased by George Richards and began play in Detroit as the Detroit Lions. They won their first game in Detroit by a score of 9-0 over the New York Giants on September 23, 1934.
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The Detroit Lions were established in 1929
In 1929, the Portsmouth Spartans were formed, in 1934 the team requested a name change and became the Detroit Lions, following the jungle cat theme started by the Detroit Tigers.
Detroit, Michigan is the home of the Lions.
Detroit Lions was created in 1929.
The Detroit Lions were founded in 1930. The first name of the team was the Portsmouth Spartans. They moved to Detroit in 1935, and the team was renamed the Detroit Lions.
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