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SBD/26/Leagues Governing Bodies
Published September 26, 1997
NFL: The league announced that its attendance for the first quarter of the '97 season has increased almost 2,000 fans per game over '96. Paid attendance for the first 56 games has averaged 62,287 per game compared to 60,462 last year (NFL)....Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones, on the NFL's TV Committee, says revenues from the next NFL TV contract "could double to more than" $8B over four seasons. Jones: "It wouldn't surprise me if it's in excess of 100%" (USA TODAY, 9/25)....NFLPA Exec Dir Gene Upshaw's employment contracts from the union and Players Inc. will pay him $11.2M over seven years (Mult., 9/24). In Denver, Broncos DL Alfred Williams: "I don't know why I'm banging my body up if I can be become an NFL executive. I'm doing the wrong thing" (ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, 9/25). GENERAL: The CISL and the NPSL have agreed to interleague player loans that would permit indoor players to play both seasons, June-October for the CISL and November- April for the NPSL (CISL).