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WLAF Expects to Expand in 1992; One Team Might Be in NFL City

May 09, 1991|From Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The World League of American Football will add at least two teams next season, and there is a good chance one will be located in a city with an NFL team, WLAF Commissioner Mike Lynn said Wednesday.

Lynn said there is a possibility the league could add four teams and expand to 14 teams next season.

Lynn said the league's board of directors will meet June 8, before the World Bowl at Wembley, England, to discuss expansion. He hopes the franchises will be awarded by October.

"We have decided we have overcome our major concern, which was the success of the league in major markets," Lynn said.

There are NFL teams in 11 of the 15 most populous cities in the United States--New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Diego, Detroit, Dallas, Phoenix, Indianapolis and San Francisco. San Antonio has a WLAF team. San Jose, Baltimore and Jacksonville, Fla., do not have pro football teams.

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