The National Football League has joined a growing coalition of business groups across the country to urge Congress to pass during its lame-duck session a long-term reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, The Hill reports.

Citing concerns over its more than 30 stadium facilities, where thousands attend games and hundreds more are employed, the league, along with a host of business groups including the powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, wants an insurance plan in place to protect their interests in the event of a mass terrorist attack, The Hill said.

The NFL has joined with other professional sports leagues and 80 business groups nationwide to form the Coalition to Insure Against Terrorism” (CIAT). It is working hard to urge Congress to fund a long-term reauthorization of the TRIA, rather than something short-term, the Hill said.

In June, interest in Congress grew for TRIA, Bloomberg reported, as the coalition expressed fears that without insurance protection, their interests could be destroyed by a mass terrorist attack.

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