Tampa Stadium hosted two pre-season games in 1973 with the New York Jets against the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Aug. 11, 1973 – York Jets coach Weeb Ewbank announced that holdouts Emerson Boozer and Winston Hill will not be on the team for tonight’s exhibition game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Jets Victors, 34-14, On 49er Turnovers
Namath Looks Sharp Jets Rout 49ers, 34-14, With 3 Key Players Out

With their 34-14 preseason victory over the San Francisco 49ers here last night, the New York Jets, who once equalized the entire American Football League with the older National League on the strength of one victory, equalized their chances against the New York Giants, their opponents next Sunday.

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