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University of Akron sells Rubber Bowl stadium

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Akron is selling the old Rubber Bowl stadium to a marketing company that wants it to be the home of a United States Football League franchise.

Team 1 Marketing of Canton will pay $38,000 for the stadium on nearly seven acres. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that university trustees agreed to the sale Wednesday.

The USFL team would be the first to play in the Rubber Bowl since the University of Akron team moved to InfoCision Stadium on campus in 2009. Team 1 expects to announce in about a month that it will purchase one of eight teams in the fledgling league and plans to renovate the stadium.

The Rubber Bowl was built by Works Progress Administration in 1939.