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ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE LOOKS FORWARD TO UPCOMING SEASON
Published May 10, 1995
The Arena Football League begins its 9th season this Friday and is touting this year's changes: A lineup of 13 teams, the most in league history; five expansion teams (Memphis, St. Louis, Iowa, San Jose and Connecticut); a new ESPN announcing crew; and, a new revenue-sharing system featuring sports' first payroll tax. ESPN's coverage will include Tom Mees, Steve Physioc, Rick "Doc" Walker and Mike Mayock. The league is on the Internet and has its own "AFL World Wide Web Page." The Las Vegas Sting became the first AFL team to have their own Web site. Address: http://infolane.com/infolane/sting/ stinghp.html (AFL). USA TODAY examines AFL's goals for the upcoming season. Among them: League-wide attendance of 1 million for the first time; eventual franchises in Mexico City, L.A., and New York; and making the game more attractive to network TV (Larry Weisman, USA TODAY, 5/10).