The USFL was founded in 1982 and they started with the intent to play football in the spring and not play in the fall and compete directly with the NFL. The league played games from March 1983 with 12 teams until its demise and dissolvement in 1986. The league lasted only three seasons. It eventually included teams playing in New York (playing games in NJ), Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Tampa, Oakland, Denver, Washington, Philadelphia, Birmingham and San Diego (switched later to Phoenix), Houston, Memphis, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, Tulsa. Its last game was the 1985 title game, played on July 14, 1985 between the Oakland Invaders and the Baltimore Stars. The Stars won the game, 28-24, in front of almost 50,000 fans.
Like in other arenas, Donald Trump played a major role in the USFL’s demise. As owner of the New Jersey Generals, he insisted the league change to the fall and compete head-to-head against the NFL. This played a major part in the league’s failure.