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Jan. 31, 1990: Local group seeks domed stadium for NFL team


Promises, promises.

A Portland group is working quietly to gain support for a domed stadium that could lure an NFL team.

TLP Inc., headed by attorney Ted Runstein and U.S. Bancorp chairman Roger L. Breezley, are not planning to attend the NFL owners' annual meeting in March in Florida — but they want to find land in Washington or Clackamas counties for a dome.

Four NFL franchises could be available during the next decade, and about eight other cities — including St. Louis, Baltimore and Oakland — already have approached league officials.

Runstein and Breezley say a domed stadium would cost $150 million to $200 million.

"We want a Super Bowl," Runstein says.