September 5, 2012 |
Matt Barkley and USC are heading to the home of the Super Bowl-champion New York Giants and the New York Jets. Barkley, the Heisman Trophy frontrunner, leads USC against Syracuse on Saturday at MetLife Stadium. "It's a fun thing, especially to get some East Coast love," Barkley said of the trip. The Trojans, who have not done stadium walk-throughs under Coach Lane Kiffin, will do one on Friday. "It will be awesome just to see what it's like to play in an NFL stadium for the first time," receiver Robert Woods said.
April 15, 2010 |
Eight years ago, two influential Los Angeles businessmen, Casey Wasserman and Tim Leiweke, unfurled a plan to build a privately financed NFL stadium near Staples Center. The plan was scuttled almost as quickly as it arose, however, when the Coliseum Commission announced its intention to make its own NFL bid. Thus ended what many people believe was the last best chance to bring pro football back to the nation's second-largest market. Now, according to multiple sources, Wasserman and Leiweke are considering getting back in the stadium game.
October 21, 2009 |
Sometime this week or next, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to sign a bill allowing construction of a new, privately financed professional football stadium in the east San Gabriel Valley city of Industry. The measure, which easily cleared the Assembly and survived lengthy negotiations in the state Senate, exempts the project from certain provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act, and some already are arguing that it sets a precedent for relaxing environmental standards in favor of jobs and development.
March 29, 2012 |
An NFL stadium at Chavez Ravine? You can bet the new owners of the Dodgers will at least kick the tires on that idea. In fact, a league insider said the buyers had preliminary discussions with the NFL while doing their due diligence on the investment. Peter O'Malley did more than that in the late 1990s. He was well down the road on a proposal to build a football stadium next to Dodger Stadium when the city let the air out of his balloon by supporting the Coliseum, which it partly owned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2010 |
Ed Roski Jr., the L.A. County billionaire who got state legislators to exempt his proposed NFL stadium from environmental laws, has showered the lawmakers with tens of thousands of dollars in campaign cash. The money is part of $505,000 that Roski put into California political campaigns during the second half of 2009, including $300,000 toward a proposed ballot measure that would change term limits for future legislators. The contributions are significantly higher than in the previous six months, when Roski doled out $49,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 2012 |
In the first major legal challenge to a planned NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles, a coalition of environmental activists and community advocates filed suit Thursday claiming that a state law intended to assist the project is unconstitutional. Developer Anschutz Entertainment Group and supporters of the project - dubbed Farmers Field - had successfully lobbied for passage of the law, which fast-tracks legal challenges to the stadium's environmental impact report by imposing deadlines and requiring such lawsuits to begin at the Court of Appeal level.