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May 2, 1989
Baseball's 1990 winter meetings will be held in Los Angeles, David Simon, the president of the Los Angeles Sports Council said after being notified of the selection by the National Assn. of Professional Baseball Leagues.
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June 8, 2010 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
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.
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SPORTS
May 12, 2006 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
February 19, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
May 12, 2006 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
June 8, 2010 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
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.
SPORTS
November 20, 1995 | MAL FLORENCE
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?
SPORTS
April 29, 2004 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Sports Council has held preliminary discussions with the Angels and Dodgers about bringing baseball's World Cup to Southern California next year, council President David Simon said Wednesday. Major league officials envision the event as an international showcase for the sport, and for a league that has refused to suspend its season so that players could participate in the Olympic Games.
SPORTS
June 7, 2001 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mixing civic pride with a dash of boosterism and the savvy gained from staging dozens of world-class events, the 16-page summary of the Los Angeles 2012 Bid Committee's application to host the Summer Olympics emphasizes the area's cultural, athletic and technological resources and organizers' know-how in an effort to persuade the U.S. Olympic Committee to select Los Angeles as a host for the third time.
SPORTS
January 22, 2001 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The moment the last triple salchow was landed and the last quadruple loop was looped at this week's U.S. figure skating championships, preparations intensified for next year's competition, to be held at Staples Center and the Sports Arena Jan. 6-13. Although a year seems ample time to get ready, preliminary planning has long been underway for the first U.S. championships in Los Angeles since 1954 and first in Southern California since San Diego hosted the event in 1981.
SPORTS
November 20, 1995 | MAL FLORENCE
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?
SPORTS
November 2, 1995 | JIM MURRAY
The "100 Greatest Moments in Los Angeles Sports History." What do you think they are? The Los Angeles Sports Council thinks it knows. It's publishing a book, "Unforgettable! The 100 Greatest Moments in Los Angeles Sports History," and holding a banquet in Pauley Pavilion on Nov. 12 to celebrate its release. I know what the 100 are, and I know what the top 12 of these are. But not the order in which they have been picked. I hate to be quarrelsome, but my personal pick is not in there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
SPORTS
September 11, 1988
A number of L.A. Olympic Organizing Committee staff members went on to significant jobs in sports administration. Here's where some of them have gone: Peter V. Ueberroth: The president of the LAOOC became commissioner of major league baseball. Harry L. Usher: The executive vice president and general manager served as commissioner of the now defunct United States Football League and is now in charge of the 1991 Olympic Festival in Los Angeles.
SPORTS
April 29, 2004 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Sports Council has held preliminary discussions with the Angels and Dodgers about bringing baseball's World Cup to Southern California next year, council President David Simon said Wednesday. Major league officials envision the event as an international showcase for the sport, and for a league that has refused to suspend its season so that players could participate in the Olympic Games.
SPORTS
October 28, 1993 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what amounted to a fourth-quarter upset, Los Angeles on Wednesday lost a bid to hold the 1998 Super Bowl at the Rose Bowl to a group from San Diego offering substantially less money. Even though the Los Angeles group offered the league $19.6 million, compared to the $15.6 million promised by San Diego, the 28 owners or their representatives were moved by what they considered greater financial stability and a sentimental appeal from Alex Spanos, owner of the San Diego Chargers.
NEWS
October 7, 1993 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The rest of the City Council finally came around to seeing things William Paparian and Chris Holden's way on Tuesday. You're right, their colleagues agreed. The Los Angeles Sports Council should cough up some money for last season's Super Bowl, which was held in January in the city-owned Rose Bowl. "It's painfully obvious we're being stalled," Councilman Bill Crowfoot said.
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