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CFL CONTEMPLATES A MOVE TO MILWAUKEE

     Milwaukee real estate developer Marvin Fishman has confirmed
that he is exploring the possibility of bringing a CFL franchise
to Milwaukee.  Fishman was a leader of a group that brought the
Bucks to the city in '68.  He earlier had failed in an attempt to
secure an AFL franchise for the city in '65.  Fishman "was
reluctant to comment on his role, but did say he would be best
defined as a consultant, not as a potential owner."  He did say
that he opened talks with Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist about the
idea after the Packers decided that they would no longer play any
regular season games at County Stadium.  Norquist: "I am
confident there will be pro football again in the Milwaukee area.
Right now, our highest priority has to be to secure a place for
the Brewers in Milwaukee."  CFL Commissioner Larry Smith said
Milwaukee would probably acquire a current team, rather than an
expansion franchise, but Smith "did not rule out the latter
possibility."  Milwaukee is one of the five cities that Las Vegas
owner Nick Mileti is considering as a potential home for his
team.  The others:  Los Angeles, Orlando, Birmingham and
Hartford.  The Brewers have to approve any potential tenant of
County Stadium (Bob Wolfley, MILWAUKEE JOURNAL, 12/13).
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