Team Logo. The Porstmouth Spartans were a team in the National Football League. They played in the first professional night game in 1930 against the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1934 they moved to Michigan and became the Detroit Lions. Retrieved from "https://prosportsteams.fandom.com/wiki/Portsmouth_Spartans?oldid=8408" Categories: Former NFL Teams Teams in Ohio Add category Cancel Save Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.