Daily Archives: June 8, 2016

NFL and AFL football leagues agree to merge 50 years ago today (June 8 1966)

Video: 'History Lesson on the NFL - AFL Merger'

(Wednesday, June 8, 1966) — The American Football League and National Football League announced today that they would merge as equals, with all of the AFL teams becoming part of the NFL in 1970.

The two leagues also agreed that each of their champions would meet in an annual title game, which would soon become known as the “Super Bowl.”