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STATE OF CONNECTICUT TAKES CONTROL OF ARENA COYOTES
Published January 23, 1995
The Connecticut Development Authority, "seeking to protect its investment in the Connecticut Coyotes, has assumed ownership" of the Arena Football team from the Hartford Sports and Entertainment Group (HSEG). According to Joseph Cohen, a spokesperson for the Authority, the state will take over the franchise with "an intent" to sell the team, and "to preserve to value of the Coyotes and the franchise." Cohen said the Authority hopes to sell the team to Hartford investors, and plans on keeping the Coyotes in CT. The team is scheduled to being play in May at the Hartford Civic Center (Roy Hasty, HARTFORD COURANT, 1/23).