SBD/21/Leagues Governing Bodies

TORONTO GROUP FORMS FOR POSSIBLE NFL EXPANSION BID

     While efforts by Toronto Sun publisher Paul Godfrey to
attract an NFL expansion team for the city have gone on behind-
the-scenes to this point, "that is about to change," according to
the FINANCIAL POST.  The paper reports the Godfrey-led group "is
officially pounding the pavement looking for money."  The person
in charge of finances is Capital Canada Ltd. President & CEO
Robert Foster, who put together the financing of SkyDome and
engineered the management-led buyout of TSN.  Others said to be
involved include Coopers & Lybrand, attorney Dale Lastman of
Goodman Phillips & Vineberg, and financier Larry Tanenbaum.  With
SkyDome luxury box leases expiring in '99, the facility's
partners should also want to attract an NFL team to join the
"fading" Blue Jays (Jamie Wayne, FINANCIAL POST, 2/20).
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