The World League of American Football wants to expand into two major markets next spring, but don't look for Baltimore to be one of them.
"I can't see the support here [for a WLAF team]," Herb Belgrad, chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority, said yesterday.
"Our objective is an NFL team. We're different from any city that has not had a team at all. Once you've had an NFL team, it would seem difficult, if not impossible, to expects fans who've gone through what they have with the Colts to support it."
Belgrad said he is "confident we can sell out a stadium" for an NFL team, however.
In a news conference in East Rutherford, N.J., yesterday, WLAF commissioner Mike Lynn announced his league will expand by at least two teams, and perhaps four, next season. The league currently has 10 teams in North America and Europe.