Houston Oilers General Manager Ladd Herzeg is complaining that the Astrodome's operators are doing little to convince him the National Football League team should not move to Jacksonville, Fla.
"We've exchanged five proposals with them in the last five days," he said. "They made four proposals. And we gave them one proposal. Now we need to see some movement from them."
Herzeg and the Houston Sports Assn., which operates the Astrodome and owns baseball's Astros, are trying to get together on a new stadium lease to replace the agreement that expires at the end of the year.
The Oilers are being wooed by Jacksonville officials, who are promising numerous incentives, including a $115-million ticket-sale guarantee over 10 years.