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).