In Cleveland, Spirit to get extra security

November 15, 1995|By Doug Brown | Doug Brown,Soccer

Security will be beefed up for the Spirit's visit to Cleveland to play the Crunch in a National Professional Soccer League game Friday night.

At the suggestion of Spirit general manager Drew Forrester, concerned that Cleveland fans might vent their anger over losing the Browns on Baltimore's indoor soccer team, Crunch general manager Al Miller agreed to add more security guards. They will be stationed at the Cleveland State University Convocation Center, the game site, and at the hotel where the Spirit will stay tomorrow night.

"I'm concerned that we're the first team going to Cleveland since the Browns move was announced," Forrester said. "The media out there is talking about a Baltimore team coming and wondering if anything will happen. One radio station called me and we did 3 1/2 minutes on the subject. The fact they're talking about it is what concerns me."

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