Today’s nominee is the Buffalo Stallions.
Where? The Stallions played all of their home games at the Aud, even hosting the 1982 All-Star Game.
Why? To this point, there had never been a professional soccer team in Buffalo, so owner John Bellanti tried to capitalize on a new product.
The Story: Buffalo was awarded an expansion team in the relatively successful MISL before the 1979-80 season. Even though the games were seemingly well-attended (check out this site, though I can’t vouch for the validity of the numbers,) the team would go on to post only one winning record, and lost in the first round of the playoffs three times. The team folded after the 1983-84 season, after just five in Buffalo. Pro soccer would return in 1992 with the now defunct Blizzard.
Overall Record in Buffalo:
Regular Season: 212 Games Played; 98 Wins; 114 Losses; .462 Winning Percentage
Playoffs: 3 Games Played; 0 Wins; 3 Losses; .000 Winning Percentage
Why the Stallions should be Most Insignificant: They lasted for only five seasons playing a sport that is largely forgotten (professionaly, at least) in Buffalo (and the U.S., for that matter.)