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  • COMMITTEE APPROVES MOVE OF ORANGE BOWL TO JOE ROBBIE

         The Orange Bowl Committee voted to move the FedEx Orange
    Bowl to Joe Robbie Stadium. The annual event, which had been
    played for 60 years in downtown Miami, will move north after the
    '96 game. The "closed door meeting included an impassioned plea
    by Miami Mayor Steve Clark" to stay in the Orange Bowl. Clark
    threatened that a vote to move the game would result in the city
    "pulling all of its support of the Orange Bowl Festival" (Susan
    Miller Degnan, MIAMI HERALD, 10/12)  In Miami, Greg Cote writes
    it was a "decision whether to remain a major bowl game in the
    national-championship mix, with all the attendant prestige and
    economic impact or not. ...The city of Miami lost.  But South
    Florida won" (MIAMI HERALD, 10/12).
    

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