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David Dixon (June 4, 1923 – August 8, 2010) was an American businessman and sports executive who helped create the New Orleans Saints NFL team, the Louisiana Superdome, World Championship Tennis (WCT) and the United States Football League (USFL). An alumnus of Tulane University, Dixon created the New Orleans Professional Football Club, Inc., to lobby for an NFL or an AFL franchise for that city starting in 1962.

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  • David Dixon (4 de junio de 1923 - 8 de agosto de 2010) fue un empresario y ejecutivo deportivo quien ayudó a crear al equipo de la NFL New Orleans Saints, el Superdome, el Campeonato Mundial de Tenis (WCT) y la United States Football League (USFL). Graduado de la Universidad Tulane, Dixon creó el New Orleans Professional Football Club, Inc., para presionar a la AFL para obtener una franquicia para esa ciudad a partir de 1962, y también buscó un equipo de expansión de la NFL.
  • David Dixon (June 4, 1923 – August 8, 2010) was an American businessman and sports executive who helped create the New Orleans Saints NFL team, the Louisiana Superdome, World Championship Tennis (WCT) and the United States Football League (USFL). An alumnus of Tulane University, Dixon created the New Orleans Professional Football Club, Inc., to lobby for an NFL or an AFL franchise for that city starting in 1962.
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  • David Dixon (4 de junio de 1923 - 8 de agosto de 2010) fue un empresario y ejecutivo deportivo quien ayudó a crear al equipo de la NFL New Orleans Saints, el Superdome, el Campeonato Mundial de Tenis (WCT) y la United States Football League (USFL). Graduado de la Universidad Tulane, Dixon creó el New Orleans Professional Football Club, Inc., para presionar a la AFL para obtener una franquicia para esa ciudad a partir de 1962, y también buscó un equipo de expansión de la NFL. Después de persuadir a la AFL para que jugara su partido All-Stars de 1965 en Nueva Orleans, Dixon sufrió un revés cuando los jugadores negros fueron discriminados en el Barrio Francés de la ciudad. Finalmente el partido se realizó en Houston Más tarde en ese mismo año, Dixon propuso una liga de fútbol americano, a la cual llamó USFL, que haría sus juegos en primavera en lugar del invierno.
  • David Dixon (June 4, 1923 – August 8, 2010) was an American businessman and sports executive who helped create the New Orleans Saints NFL team, the Louisiana Superdome, World Championship Tennis (WCT) and the United States Football League (USFL). An alumnus of Tulane University, Dixon created the New Orleans Professional Football Club, Inc., to lobby for an NFL or an AFL franchise for that city starting in 1962. In the 1961 season the Oakland Raiders finished 1-13, but several future Hall of Fame players were on that team. The owner decided to sell the team to Dixon for $236,000, and the team would have become the New Orleans Raiders; however, the mayor of Oakland interceded and helped put a group together and the team remained in Oakland. After persuading the AFL to play its 1965 All-Star game in New Orleans, Dixon experienced a setback when black players encountered discrimination in the French Quarter. The AFL moved the game to Houston. Later in the year, Dixon first proposed a football league, also called the USFL, that would play its games in the spring rather than the fall. Dixon eventually used the formation of this league to persuade the NFL to expand into New Orleans, which is how the New Orleans Saints came into being on November 1, 1966.
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