CFL TO MOVE OUT OF SACRAMENTO -- ARE THEY OAKLAND BOUND?
Sacramento Gold Miners owner Fred Anderson announced
yesterday he will move the team after this season because efforts
to build a new stadium have failed. Anderson was granted the
franchise with the "understanding" that the team would move out
of the 24,000-seat Hornet Field. Anderson blames the facility
for his $10M loss in the team's two years and said without
"support from the politicians and dang little from business" he
cannot stay. Anderson is considering three sites, but CFL
Commissioner Larry Smith "expects" the team to go to Oakland
calling a stadium lease a "key" element. However, Oakland
Alameda County Supervisor Ron Perata was recently quoted as
saying the CFL is "just a little ahead of tractor pulls, roller-
blade hockey, and arena football -- and with them, you're just a
valley town" (CANADIAN PRESS/WINNIPEG SUN, 10/25).