Speros meets mayor, says CFL lease closer

January 14, 1994|By Ken Murray

Jim Speros met with Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke yesterday and said he moved closer to a lease agreement to put a Canadian Football League team in Memorial Stadium next summer.

Clint Coleman, press secretary for Schmoke, said the mayor characterized the session as a "good meeting," although no decisions were made.

Speros, a Potomac, Md., native who wants to put a CFL expansion team in Baltimore, said he anticipated a decision shortly. "The mayor was very encouraging," Speros said. "He pointed out a number of issues that have to get resolved with the lease, and we'll be working on that over the weekend to get it finished."

Speros said he removed any doubt Schmoke may have had that the CFL games would conflict with Orioles games at Camden Yards. And he said his effort would not interfere with the city's efforts to bring an NFL team to Baltimore.

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