December 29, 1992 |
The California Lottery Classic, a one-day bicycle race held on the streets of Old Sacramento, will be canceled because of unreasonable demands, the race director said. Margaret Hansen, a Sacramento businesswoman who ran the four-year-old event that featured professional and Olympic cyclists, said she will end the race because of financial demands, proposed time and date changes and sponsorship restrictions.
September 2, 1992 |
The Continental Indoor Soccer League will begin play next June with a 28-game schedule, said Ron Weinstein, CISL commissioner and founder. The CISL has received franchise applications from four California cities: Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego and Sacramento.
October 3, 1991 |
Ten groups, including three from Baltimore, have submitted applications to the NFL for expansion franchises. Two will be accepted, with 1994 the target date. The prospective owners include former NFL stars Willie Davis in Memphis, Tenn., and Walter Payton in St. Louis. Others applying were Charlotte, N.C., Jacksonville, Fla., Sacramento, Oakland and San Antonio.
January 7, 1991 |
repreneur Gregg Lukenbill, who brought the Kings to Sacramento and unsuccessfully tried to lure the Raiders north, has halted construction on the area's sports stadium as he struggles to pay off heavy debts, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Sacramento Bee said Lukenbill and his associates are trying to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in bills incurred during work on the $100-million, multipurpose stadium.
March 15, 1990 |
The most recent major sports franchise to be lured to a new indoor arena in California was the National Basketball Assn.'s Kansas City Kings who moved to Sacramento in 1985. This is all it took for owner Gregg Lukenbill and his partners to pull it off: --They began lobbying city officials in the 1970s for a facility. --They obtained interest in 6,000 acres of agriculturally zoned land on the outskirts of downtown. --They paid $10.