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NEW LEAGUE CRISIS
(2008-03-20)
(wgvu) - FORD FIELD HAS SUED THE NEW ALL AMERICAN FOOTBALL
LEAGUE FOR ABOUT $1 MILLION FOR CANCELED DATES IN WHAT WAS TO BE
ITS 2008 INAUGURAL SEASON.
THE NEW LEAGUE ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK IT WAS SCRAPPING PLANS FOR
THE SEASON AND WILL CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR FINANCIAL BACKING IN
2009. LEAGUE OFFICIALS HAVE SAID ECONOMIC CONDITIONS FORCED THE
DECISION TO SCRAP PLANS FOR THIS YEAR.
THE DETROIT NEWS REPORTED YESTERDAY THE LEAGUE LEASED THE
DETROIT STADIUM FOR FIVE HOME GAMES AT A RATE OF $200,000 PER DATE
AFTER PAYING A $75,000 DEPOSIT.
THE LEAGUE HELD ITS INAUGURAL DRAFT IN JANUARY FOR SIX TEAMS:
DETROIT; LITTLE ROCK, ARK; GAINESVILLE, FLA.; BIRMINGHAM, ALA.;
KNOXVILLE, TENN.; AND HOUSTON.
MESSAGES SEEKING COMMENT FROM LEAGUE OFFICIALS WERE LEFT LAST
NIGHT BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.

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