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Robert V. Welch to Mayor Hudnut, February 28, 1984

In early 1984, several members of the Indianapolis Football Corporation (a successor organization to the Indiana NFL Committee) sought to convince existing NFL franchises to relocate to Indianapolis. In a letter to Mayor Hudnut, Corporation president Robert V. Welch explains his view of the drawbacks to this strategy of seeking to "lure the Colts" from Baltimore. He suggests instead that the Corporation and civic leaders continue their previous efforts, which focused on lobbying the NFL to locate an expansion franchise in the city.