February 19, 1991 |
The trials to select a U.S. synchronized swimming team for the 1992 Summer Olympics will be held at the Amateur Athletic Foundation Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, said David Simon, president of the Los Angeles Sports Council. The winning bid was the only one to offer an outdoor venue for the trials, which are scheduled for April 2-5, 1992. About 50 swimmers are expected to participate in solo and duet competitions.
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February 9, 1994
The Pasadena City Council voted Tuesday night to accept at least $140,000 from the nonprofit Los Angeles Sports Council to settle its dispute over a revenue shortfall associated with the sale of 700 tickets to Super Bowl XXVII. The 700 tickets were among 2,500 tickets that were to be sold at premium prices in hospitality packages, generating $1 million for city coffers. City officials planned to use the money to help pay for a new $11.
June 3, 1988
The Los Angeles Sports Council, previously an all-volunteer arm of the Chamber of Commerce, has gone private in an effort to better attract events such as Super Bowls and all-star games to Los Angeles. The newly incorporated agency was quickly funded with $125,000 in seed money and expects to bid for Super Bowls beginning in 1992, the Olympic trials in 1992 and the National Basketball Assn.'s All-Star Game in 1991.
May 12, 2006 |
The sports industry in Southern California has boomed since the NFL left town more than a decade ago, according to a study released this week. As NFL owners edge toward deciding whether to return to Los Angeles or Anaheim, the study provided economic statistics to support the longtime stance of officials in both cities: We'd love to have you, but we don't need you. "Los Angeles doesn't want a team because they need to boost a sagging economy.
June 8, 2010 |
Despite an NBA championship and other major sporting events last year, professional and amateur sports organizations in Southern California have been stung by the recession. With drops in attendance, ticket prices and part-time employment, sporting events drew 18% less revenue in 2009 compared with 2007, according to a study released Monday by the Los Angeles Sports Council and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. In all, 55 sports organizations — including the Los Angeles Lakers, Hollywood Park, the Anaheim Ducks and the athletic departments for several local colleges and universities — generated $4.2 billion in revenue last year, down from $5.1 billion in 2007.
November 20, 1995 |
Jackie MacMullan of the Boston Globe recently wrote: "If the Celtics win 30 games this season, I have promised to kiss the well-polished shoes of [Coach] M.L. Carr at center court in front of his team." The Celtics have a 3-4 record, which over an 82-game schedule projects to 35.14 victories. Start practicing your genuflecting, Jackie. * Trivia time: Can you name the USC football coaches who never lost to UCLA?