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Arena Football League has ripped off the 'Band-Aid,' but will it work?

Kevin Kleps, Crains Business Cleveland
The AFL's addition of a Baltimore franchise last month upped its team count to five, which, barring any more changes, would be its lowest for a season since 1989, when the league played with five clubs in Year 3. That's perfectly fine, Arena league commissioner Scott Butera told us in a recent phone conversation.

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