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CFL EXPANSION EXPECTED IN BIRMINGHAM; WHAT ABOUT THE POSSE?
Published January 11, 1995
According to a CANADIAN PRESS report, two sources familiar with the CFL's expansion efforts told CP that the group seeking to attract an expansion franchise to Birmingham, AL, will announce today that it will begin play next season. Birmingham- based doctor Larry Lemak is the expected front man for the unnamed Atlanta-based businessman who will own the team. It would mark the second time in as many months that the CFL has expanded into the southern U.S. Last month, Memphis was awarded a team for '95. The Birmingham team will play at Legion Field, which has a seating capacity of 83,000 (Vancouver PROVINCE, 1/11). No word on where the Las Vegas Posse will move. It had been reported that Birmingham was a strong candidate to lure the team for the '95 season (see THE DAILY, 1/9).