The New England Patriots may have had the worst record in the National Football League last year, but a recent report from the Connecticut Development Authority says the state should use municipal bonds to build a new stadium in Hartford to entice the team to move there.

Team owner James T. Orthwein has indicated that he wants either to sell the team or to move it to his hometown of St. Louis when the lease ends at the Patriots' current Foxboro, Mass., stadium after the 1999 football season.

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