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July 29, 1991 | From Associated Press
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.
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 | Associated Press
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 | By Dylan Hernandez, Los Angeles Times
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 | By Mike DiGiovanna
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.
March 25, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Ben Howland, who led UCLA to three Final Fours, was fired Sunday, the school announced, ending the longest tenure for a Bruins coach since John Wooden retired in 1975. Howland spent 10 seasons in Westwood, finishing with a 233-107 record. He is coming off one of his best coaching performances, with the Bruins winning the Pac-12 Conference regular-season championship. Yet his star had fallen considerably since he took UCLA to consecutive Final Fours in 2006, '07 and '08. He was informed Sunday that he was fired.
January 31, 1997 | FRANK MESSINA
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.'
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