March 19, 2013
Re "Officials roll with AEG's punches," March 16 While riding a shuttle home from Los Angeles International Airport after returning from a business trip last week, I passed Exposition Park, with its multitude of venues. As a native Angeleno who remembers visiting the museums, attending the circus at the Sports Arena and watching Rams games at the Coliseum, I was struck with nostalgia. How ironic to read just after that about the turmoil surrounding the canceled sale of entertainment giant AEG and the doubtful future of the football stadium it planned on building in downtown L.A. I understand that the neighborhood around USC has changed dramatically over the years, but given this development, are we absolutely certain that nothing can be done to revitalize what's right in front of us?
January 31, 2014 |
Planning a Super Bowl party and wondering how to lay out the spread? Get creative and build a stadium out of food! It takes a little planning, but a food stadium can be loads of fun to build, and you can scale it to suit the size of your party. Planning a large crowd? Build a massive stadium with all sorts of snacks, simple main dishes, and even desserts. If you're limiting the gang, have fun stacking a few items around a favorite dip or spread. PHOTOS: Tips for building your own food football stadium In the video at the top, I describe how to build a stadium of snacks for the big game (and deputy Food Editor Betty Hallock walks you through an amazing game day cocktail)
May 10, 2012 |
The Minnesota state Senate on Thursday approved a plan that relies heavily on public financing to build a $975-million stadium for the NFL's Minnesota Vikings. Gov. Mark Dayton has said he'll sign the measure, meaning the Senate's 36-30 vote was effectively the final barrier for the stadium. The deal guarantees the Vikings' future in Minnesota for three decades and removes the possibility of them moving to Los Angeles to become the NFL team here. The Vikings will pay $477 million of the stadium costs, the public $348 million and the city of Minneapolis $150 million.
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September 22, 1991
There seems to be a growing concern by nonsmokers to curb all smoking at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium even though there are designated areas for nonsmokers. I guess I've been fortunate in having sat next to considerate smokers who leave their seats to have a cigarette or do not exhale in my direction. I wonder if these same people pushing for a nonsmoking stadium would object to making the stadium a nondrinking stadium. Regardless of whether it's "only beer" people are drinking, they still become loud and obnoxious, and spill their beer recklessly on surrounding fans' hair and clothes.
May 8, 2012 |
The Minnesota Vikings' stadium quest took an initial but significant step forward Monday when a financing proposal passed the state House. The next challenge comes Tuesday in the state Senate. Monday's 73-58 House vote came after much debate. But it provided the first major victory in an attempt by the franchise to replace the aging Metrodome - and, very possibly, keep the Vikings in Minnesota - that started back in the mid-1990s. “It was the first hurdle, a couple more to go,” Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley said after Monday night's vote, the first of four needed before a plan reaches the governor.
September 18, 2013 |
OAKLAND - The Oakland Athletics' need for a new stadium was highlighted again Tuesday night when a sewage backup from a bathroom adjacent to the A's dugout forced players and coaches to watch the final three innings of their 2-1 walk-off win over the Angels from the top step. The problem wasn't as severe as the massive sewage backup that spilled into both clubhouses in June, forcing players from the A's and Seattle Mariners to shower in the Oakland Raiders' locker room at O.co Coliseum.