September 17, 1994 |
With St. Louis and Baltimore knocking hard at the Rams' door, the group trying to keep the team in Southern California upped the stakes Friday, presenting the Rams with a package that would assure the team revenues of between $15 million to $20 million a year. For the first time, the new proposal also includes season-ticket and luxury box guarantees similar to ones being offered by other cities wooing the team.
May 7, 1988
Billionaire Marvin Davis is close to a deal to buy the Dallas Cowboys, two Dallas newspapers reported in Saturday's editions. Davis met with team President Tex Schramm for two hours in Los Angeles Friday to discuss the organization and sale of the team, the Dallas Morning News said. "This is very serious negotiations," an unnamed source was quoted as saying. "Some talks you can tell are a waste. This is the real thing." The Dallas Times Herald also said negotiations are moving toward a sale.
February 13, 1988 |
Having played one season, the Arena Football League will expand into Los Angeles this spring as the league goes from four to six teams. James Foster, founder and President of Arena Football, announced the league's arrival into Los Angeles at a Sports Arena press conference Friday. The team, as yet unnamed, will play in the Sports Arena. The owners of the franchise are Byron Lasky, a real estate developer, and Irving Zeiger, a former Coliseum commissioner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1998 |
After shoring up its financial protections, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission approved an agreement Wednesday granting a group led by real estate developer Ed Roski the exclusive right to seek a new professional football team to play in a modernized Coliseum. Although it approved the contract 8-0 at a special open session, the commission's vote was the culmination of last-minute, behind-the-scenes negotiations between its members and Roski's group, New Coliseum Venture.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1989 |
An architect's rendering of the city's 20,000-seat, $85-million proposed arena was unveiled Tuesday, prompting Mayor Fred Hunter to say that Anaheim has an insurmountable lead over Santa Ana in the race to build a major indoor sports facility. "It's impossible to catch up to us now," Hunter said at a City Hall press conference.
June 24, 1988 |
The Miami Heat chose small forward Billy Thompson from the Lakers and guard Darnell Valentine from the Clippers in Thursday's National Basketball Assn. expansion draft, then traded Valentine to Cleveland for the Cavaliers' second-round college draft pick in either 1990 or '92. The Charlotte Hornets, meanwhile, made a trade with the Utah Jazz for Kelly Tripucka, the only one of seven former NBA All-Stars available in the draft who changed teams Thursday. In addition to Thompson, a No.
August 28, 1988
The Seattle Seahawks have been sold to a Northern California real estate developer for about $80 million, pending approval by the National Football League and the team's owners, the Seattle Times reported in Sunday's editions. Quoting an unnamed source close to the Nordstrom family--the team's owners--the newspaper said that Kenneth Behring of Danville, Calif., tendered a second offer for the team on Saturday, which was accepted by John Nordstrom, managing partner.