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CISL CLAIMS SUCCESS AS IT READIES FOR NEW SEASON
Published June 15, 1995
The CISL claims significant gains in the areas of local team sponsorships and season ticket sales. Team sponsorship revenue is up 37% from '94, with the Portland Pride citing the largest increase -- 200%. Other gainers: Washington Warthogs (+60%), Arizona Sandsharks (+35%), San Diego Sockers (+30%), Sacramento Knights (+25%) and Pittsburgh Stingers (+25)%. Season tickets sales are up 27% league-wide over last season. Leading the way is the Anaheim Splash with an increase of 80%. In other CISL business news: A minimum of 12 teams will have local TV packages for the '95 season -- up from seven last season; and the league currently boasts 12 licensees with more preparing final plans to become licensees for this season (CISL).