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ANAHEIM MICE? STADIUM PLANS OPEN DOOR FOR NFL
Published September 7, 1995
Anaheim and Disney officials are discussing stadium plans that would satisfy the needs of the Angels and an NFL franchise in Orange County, according to the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. Anaheim city officials "tabled" plans to build a new $180M baseball stadium after Disney officials said renovations to Anaheim stadium would be "acceptable" for the Angels. This allows the city to focus resources toward a new football-only stadium, something the NFL has said would be necessary to attract a team (Marla Jo Fisher, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 9/7). Janis Carr writes from Orange County that Disney Chair Michael Eisner has "expressed an interest" in owning at least part of an NFL team, and Anaheim Stadium GM Greg Smith hinted last week the city doesn't plan on waiting for an expansion team. Smith: "I can't talk about it. All I can is that we have a fairly solid chance of getting a team in Anaheim" (ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, 9/7).