July 29, 1991 |
Mission accomplished, Tacoma Stars coach Keith Weller came down Sunday after five days atop a 30-foot-high platform in a shopping mall parking lot. Weller, 45, climbed aboard the 6-by-12-foot platform last Tuesday to draw attention to the Major Soccer League team's push to sell season tickets. Team owners imposed July 30 deadline to sell a total of 4,000 season tickets, or, they said, the Stars could go under.
November 8, 1988 |
When the Chicago Bulls entered the National Basketball Assn. in 1966 as the first expansion team of the modern era, the team paid a $1.2-million franchise fee. Their payroll was $180,000 for 12 players, which is what Michael Jordan probably makes for a 1-minute TV commercial. The Seattle SuperSonics and San Diego Rockets paid $1.75 million to join the NBA the following year, and it cost the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns $2 million to get into the league in 1968.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1989 |
Ethics reforms proposed by the mayor's special commission this week would force Los Angeles politicians to give up unofficial fringe benefits that money often cannot buy, such as choice season tickets to Lakers basketball games.
October 9, 1991
Dodger season ticket-holders who paid for playoff game tickets will either be issued refund checks or they can request that the club apply the money toward their 1992 season tickets, the Dodgers announced in a letter to season ticket-holders. In a letter sent in August, the club indicated that if the Dodgers did not qualify for the playoffs, money sent for playoff tickets would automatically be credited to season ticket-holders' 1992 accounts. A refund option was not offered.
June 25, 1995 |
Upon hearing that the Raiders were returning to Oakland, their fans promptly asked: "How do I get tickets?" Within 18 hours of the announcement that the Raiders had signed a letter of intent to move back, more than 27,000 people had flooded phone lines providing information on how to purchase season tickets. Fans can call a toll-free number to get on the mailing list for season ticket applications or pick up an application at the Coliseum on Thursday.
January 15, 2013 |
Fans will have to pay a minimum of $30 to enter Dodger Stadium on days the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox are visiting this year. The Dodgers on Monday introduced a four-tiered valuation system for individual game tickets, joining the legion of American sports franchises that have implemented variable pricing structures. The flip side is that tickets to a midweek game against the Arizona Diamondbacks will probably cost less than they did a year ago. "This is becoming the industry standard, not just in L.A., but in every sport across the country," said David Siegel, the Dodgers' senior director of ticket sales.
March 3, 2012 |
Tempe, Ariz. -- The Angels sold slightly more than 30,000 tickets, totaling over $1 million, on Saturday, the first day fans could purchase individual game tickets for the 2012 season. In addition, the April 6 season opener against the Kansas City Royals in Angel Stadium is close to being sold out. Fourteen new season tickets were sold, bringing to 22,346 the number of full-season equivalent tickets (season tickets plus mini-season plans) that have been sold since the end of the 2011 season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1997 |
The city's new minor league baseball team will be known as the Mission Viejo Vigilantes, officials announced Thursday. The moniker was chosen by about 30 fans in a "name the team" contest that drew more than 700 entries, team officials said. "It's a relief not to have to answer the phones 'Mission Viejo Professional Baseball Team' anymore," said team President Pat Elster. "It's so nice to be able to say 'Vigilantes.'
September 15, 1989
San Diego State has announced that football season ticket sales for the 1989 season were down 19.8% from last year. The Aztecs sold 12,154 season tickets for the seven-game home schedule that opens Saturday night against UCLA at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. Last year, the Aztecs sold 15,148 for a five-game home schedule. Both figures include sales of discounted student season tickets.