Execs Arrested On FIFA Corruption Charges Can Harper Supplant Jeter As Face Of MLB? NFL Analyzing Possible L.A. Relocation Fee Brady-Goodell Battle Taking Shape MLB Looking Into Economics Of Shortened Season IndyCar Ponders How To Attract Fans Long Term NHL Coaching Salaries Likely To Change MLB Looking Closer At Holding Games Abroad Euro Tour Hopes To Close Gap With U.S. Circuit Many Indifferent Toward New Extra Point Rule
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/19/Leagues Governing Bodies
IHL PLANS FOR MAJOR EXPANSION BY MILLENNIUM
Published January 19, 1995
IHL expansion was examined in yesterday's HOUSTON CHRONICLE. With the league planning to add three teams for '95-96 and two teams a year until 2000, there should be nine more North American teams five years from now. IHL commissioner Bob Ufer: "People ask the question: Are we risking unsuccessful teams? Are we risking diluting our product? Those are risks, but with those risks are tremendous opportunities. I'm not advocating recklessness, but I think we have to pursue them." The league is also expected to announce within the next two weeks completed plans for a European division to debut next year. A six-to-eight team division in Europe would host one North American division, rotating each year (Jody Goldstein, HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 1/18).