Representatives of the Philadelphia Stars of the United States Football League were impressed yesterday with Byrd Stadium facilities and might strongly consider using the stadium as a home field for one year if the franchise attempts a move to Baltimore, Dick Dull of the University of Maryland said last night.
Dull, the school's athletic director, said the meeting "went very well," but that he probably wouldn't have more detailed talks with the Stars until after the USFL meetings, which begin later this week.
If the Stars, the reigning USFL champions, decide to move to Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (which they couldn't do until the 1986 season because of a stadium agreement with the Orioles), they could play one season in College Park.
Carl Peterson, chief executive of the Stars, and Coach Jim Mora were two of the four Philadelphia representatives who met with Dull.
Dull said a decision to allow the Stars to play in Byrd Stadium would rest with Chancellor John Slaughter.
Maryland would probably realize $100,000 to $150,000, according to estimates.
But Dull said his primary concern was that the Stars help finance improvements in the stadium's rest rooms, and the addition of lights. The Stars, Dull said, seemed agreeable to such improvements.