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March 7, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Anaheim Grizzlies might never materialize, but that hasn't stopped an Anaheim ticket brokerage from reserving the Internet domain name, anaheimgrizzliestickets.com, and a Mississippi college student from reserving the name anaheimgrizzlies.com. Michael Heisley, owner of the Vancouver Grizzlies, faces a March 26 deadline to tell the NBA where he would like his team to play next season, with Anaheim one of five cities under consideration.
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March 25, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the Vancouver Grizzlies reportedly headed to Memphis, Tenn., the Arrowhead Pond might have lost out on its last, best chance to attract an NBA team. The Grizzlies are expected to apply Monday for NBA permission to move to Memphis, the New York Times reported. Although the Grizzlies would become the first NBA team to relocate since the Kings moved from Kansas City to Sacramento in 1985, the decision is not likely to trigger a wave of franchise moves.
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August 23, 1998 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Irvine Mayor Christina Shea received a curious telephone call last fall. The caller told Shea he represented an NBA team interested in moving to the city, though he declined to identify himself or the team. That unsolicited call, sketchy as it was, resuscitated spirits in the offices of the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. Tony Guanci, a Newport Beach resident and a sports industry consultant, was the mystery caller.
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March 24, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN
The leaders of the bid to lure the Vancouver Grizzlies to Anaheim stopped short of conceding defeat Friday, leaving the door open for the Grizzlies to resume negotiations with the Arrowhead Pond should plans for a proposed new arena collapse in Louisville, Ky., or Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies have not solicited another bid from Anaheim since rejecting the last offer Wednesday.
SPORTS
December 11, 1992 | TERRY SPENCER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Some NHL teams have fierce nicknames, such as the San Jose Sharks. Others, such as the Minnesota North Stars, Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, offer a more regional flair. Others just sound right: the St. Louis Blues, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins. So what will Orange County's newest team be called? How about the "Anaheim Mighty Ducks?" Perhaps. Walt Disney Co.
NEWS
January 18, 1996 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA and ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Walt Disney Co.'s deal to purchase 25% and controlling interest in the Angels could collapse if Disney and the city of Anaheim can't agree on a plan to renovate Anaheim Stadium. Though baseball owners are expected to approve Disney as the Angels' new managing general partner today, Jackie Autry, Angel executive vice president, said Wednesday that if a stadium plan isn't developed within 60 days, Disney can back out of the deal. If that happened, Autry said, "we'd go and find another buyer."
NEWS
June 13, 1993
Those stepping into Anaheim Arena for the first time might find themselves scratching their heads, doing double takes, wondering if they are in the right place. Is this a sports and entertainment arena or the Ritz-Carlton? Doesn't Orange County already have a Performing Arts Center?
NEWS
December 11, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIME STAFF WRITER
Should the Walt Disney Co. bring a hockey team to the new, $103-million Anaheim Arena by next fall, the city would be rescued from a multimillion-dollar financial obligation and the embarrassment of opening an arena with no major sporting tenant. For a financially strapped city faced with hiring freezes and budget cutbacks, the timing of the Disney announcement is fortuitous.
SPORTS
January 14, 1993 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tony Tavares, a specialist in arena management, is expected to be named president of Anaheim's NHL expansion team, according to the Toronto Globe & Mail. Tavares is the former president of the Spectacor Management Group, a Philadelphia-based company that manages more than 40 sports facilities around the world, including the Philadelphia Spectrum and the Pittsburgh Civic Arena.
SPORTS
January 5, 1995 | MIKE HISERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Big day for Peter Broudy. Obviously. You could tell by the socks. He was wearing a pair. If you know Broudy, that doesn't happen very often. It takes a special occasion, and what happened Wednesday morning in a conference room at The Pond in Anaheim definitely qualified. Professional boxing is coming to The Pond on Feb. 4 and Broudy, a promoter on the rise, is the man delivering it. Others tried. Pond officials say they were courted by "almost every major promoter in boxing."
SPORTS
March 24, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The leaders of the bid to lure the Vancouver Grizzlies to Anaheim stopped short of conceding defeat Friday, leaving the door open for the Grizzlies to resume negotiations with the Arrowhead Pond should plans for a proposed new arena collapse in Louisville, Ky., or Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies have not solicited another bid from Anaheim since rejecting the last offer Wednesday.
SPORTS
March 23, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite indications that the Vancouver Grizzlies have eliminated Anaheim from consideration as their new home, officials from the city and the Arrowhead Pond plan to meet today to discuss additional incentives that could be offered to lure the NBA team to Orange County. "Our people are not giving up," Anaheim City Manager James Ruth said Thursday. Ruth said the Grizzlies had rejected the latest Anaheim bid, presented Wednesday to Grizzly owner Michael Heisley. But executives from Ogden Corp.
SPORTS
March 22, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of a meeting between NBA Commissioner David Stern and Vancouver Grizzly owner Michael Heisley, executives from the Grizzlies and the Arrowhead Pond met for two hours Wednesday to discuss how to sweeten an Anaheim bid, amid concerns the league might temper its support for Heisley should he wish to move his team to Orange County. With new fan bases and television markets available in New Orleans, Louisville, Ky., and Memphis, Tenn.
SPORTS
March 21, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Vancouver Grizzlies will receive today what Anaheim City Manager James Ruth calls the "last, best and final offer" for the NBA team to move to the Arrowhead Pond. Grizzly owner Michael Heisley agreed Tuesday to entertain a revised bid from Anaheim, to be presented today in New York, one day before Heisley is scheduled to meet there with NBA Commissioner David Stern to discuss where to move his financially troubled franchise.
SPORTS
March 20, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of the Vancouver Grizzlies is interested in moving his team to Anaheim but has not been persuaded the team can be profitable playing there, a colleague said Monday. Grizzly owner Michael Heisley resumed negotiations Monday with Arrowhead Pond General Manager Tim Ryan and Anaheim City Manager James Ruth, who hope to bring the Grizzlies to Orange County.
SPORTS
March 20, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN
The owner of the Vancouver Grizzlies is extremely interested in moving his team to Anaheim but has not yet been persuaded the team can be profitable playing there, a colleague said Monday. Grizzly owner Michael Heisley resumed negotiations Monday with Arrowhead Pond General Manager Tim Ryan and Anaheim City Manager James Ruth, who hope to lure the Grizzlies to Orange County.
SPORTS
November 15, 1995 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the Rams enjoying smoother sailing in St. Louis, pro football in Orange County went fishing for a new identity Tuesday at The Pond. Former Ram All-Pro Rich Saul waved a plastic piranha at a crowd of local dignitaries--including former Rams Vince Ferragamo and Mike Lansford and Anaheim City Manager James Ruth--as the city's new Arena Football team unveiled its name and logo. The Anaheim Piranhas. "The Piranhas are in The Pond," said Saul, the team's vice president of operations.
SPORTS
March 7, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN
The Anaheim Grizzlies might never materialize, but that hasn't stopped an Anaheim ticket brokerage from reserving the Internet domain name, anaheimgrizzliestickets.com, and a Mississippi college student from reserving the name anaheimgrizzlies.com. Vancouver Grizzly owner Michael Heisley faces a March 26 deadline to tell the NBA where he would like his team to play next season, with Anaheim one of five cities under consideration.
SPORTS
March 19, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN
The future home of the Vancouver Grizzlies could be revealed as soon as Thursday, when NBA Commissioner David Stern and Vancouver owner Michael Heisley are scheduled to meet in New York. Heisley met Sunday with chief corporate counsel Stan Meadows and Andy Dolich, the Grizzlies' president of business operations, to discuss bids submitted by Anaheim, New Orleans, Louisville, Ky., and Memphis, Tenn.
SPORTS
March 18, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN
Last-ditch efforts to keep the Grizzlies in Vancouver continued Saturday, with a "Save the Grizzlies" group trying to find someone willing to buy the team from owner Michael Heisley and keep it in Canada. Representatives of the group met Friday with NBA executives, including Commissioner David Stern, but deputy commissioner Russ Granik said the group failed to provide the name of any potential buyer.
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