Event Date: January 25th, 1983
Event Description: USFL Expansion Talk
A spokesman for the United States Football League says the fledgling conference has not officially decided what four cities will be awarded expansion franchises for the 1984 season.
The Pittsburgh Press Tuesday quoted Bill Daniels, owner of the USFL's Los Angeles Express, as saying Pittsburgh would be officially named as an expansion city next month.
But USFL spokesman Doug Kelly later downplayed Daniels' remarks.
“Pittsburgh is definitely a very prominent possibility, but no final decision has been made yet,” Kelly said. “We have had an awful lot of interest from Pittsburgh parties. We expect to announce something between mid-February and March.”
Daniels said four different groups have applied for the Pittsburgh franchise. He also said the Pittsburgh team might play at Pitt Stadium rather than Three Rivers Stadium.
Daniels said other cities considered prime candidates for the expansion franchises are Minneapolis, Seattle, Atlanta and Dallas or Houston. “We have to have a team in Texas,” Daniels said.
Story-(United Press International)