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FLEDGLING FOOTBALL LEAGUE INKS LEASE AT ORANGE BOWL

          The City of Miami has entered into a use agreement with
     the All American Football League (AAFL) to play in the
     Orange Bowl starting in March of '99.  The AAFL signed a
     five-year agreement with a renewal option (City of Miami). 
     In Miami, Barry Jackson reports the league "won't pay any
     rent, but the city will retain a $1 ticket surcharge and
     collect parking and concession revenues."  Miami Mayor Joe
     Carollo said that the city "expects to make $740,000 each
     year if the team averages 18,000 fans.  The city will also
     sell corporate naming rights to the Orange Bowl and keep
     revenues."  The AAFL has also signed a lease for a Dallas
     team to play at the Cotton Bowl (MIAMI HERALD, 10/15).

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