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FRANKFURT GRANTED FRANCHISE IN WLAF

Frankfurt has been granted a franchise in the World League of American Football, league president Tex Schramm announced Tuesday.

The team will play its home games in the Waldstadion, a 61,000-seat stadium that is home of the Eintracht soccer team. Frankfurt has a large American population, with U.S. military bases in nearby Rhein-Main and Wiesbaden.Frankfurt joins Barcelona, Spain; Montreal; Orlando, Fla.; Birmingham, Ala.; San Antonio and Sacramento, Calif., in the WLAF, which plans to have 12 teams in its first season beginning in March.