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CFL CONTEMPLATES A MOVE TO MILWAUKEE
Published December 14, 1994
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).