CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2012 |
A new poll has found that nearly half of Angelenos support the idea of a downtown NFL stadium and that about as many don't think the project should be granted special breaks. A survey conducted by the Center for the Study of Los Angeles found that 49% of respondents were in favor of a proposed 72,000-seat stadium, whose construction would entail the demolition and rebuilding of a portion of the Convention Center. Thirty-nine percent said they oppose the proposal, and 12% didn't answer or had no opinion.
February 15, 1987 |
The Miami Dolphins will inaugurate their new stadium Aug. 16 in an exhibition game with the Chicago Bears, the NFL team said. The last time the Dolphins faced the Bears was a 1985 Monday night game at the Orange Bowl that marked the Bears' only loss of the season. The day before that game, Dolphin owner Joseph Robbie had ground-breaking ceremonies for the $100 million, 75,000-seat stadium north of Miami near the Dade-Broward County line. The time of the opening game hasn't been set.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1986 |
San Diego police are investigating allegations that maintenance personnel at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium and city-purchased construction materials were improperly used for private jobs, including remodeling work at the homes of stadium executives, city officials said Thursday. Assistant City Manager John Lockwood said the investigation stems from an anonymous letter received by the city manager's office about a month ago.
July 15, 1992 |
You get a full house at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, and the place historically turns into a lunatic. It's much more inmate than asylum. It takes on a vitality of its own and crazy things happen. Toss in a full moon to go with that full house, and it should almost be enough to scare the skunks out from behind the Padre bullpen. It's like the stadium sees all those strange and unfamiliar faces and decides to show off.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2002 |
Police found a body in a commercial complex a block and a half from Edison International Field after the World Series game Sunday night. Police found a trail of blood leading toward the stadium, but were trying to determine what happened. The unidentified victim was a male, and appeared to be in his 20s, police said. "We are trying to determine what occurred between where the body came to rest and where the blood leads to," said Sgt. Rick Martinez of the Anaheim Police Department.
June 21, 1990
Police barred English soccer fans from staging a march to the stadium for today's England-Egypt World Cup game. A similar march last week ended in a rock- and bottle-throwing clash with security forces. Police said they would enforce an Italian law that forbids such processions without 48 hours advance notice. A British government official said police showed some tolerance in allowing last Saturday's march. Today police allowed English fans to walk to the stadium only in small groups.
March 14, 1985
San Francisco 49er owner Edward DeBartolo Jr., said Wednesday that Mayor Dianne Feinstein has convinced him that proper improvements could be made at Candlestick Park and, therefore, he is not eager to move his football team. Feinstein flew to Phoenix, the site of the National Football League annual meetings, to outline improvements to the stadium, saying as much as $20-$30 million would be pumped into refurbishing the stadium.
June 19, 2013 |
Goodbye Home Depot, hello StubHub. Before the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team takes the field Wednesday against the Portland Timbers, the sports facility that for the last decade bore the home improvement chain's name will be re-christened the StubHub Center. It marks the boldest move yet for one of the most recognized websites for buying sports and entertainment tickets to broaden its appeal outside the U.S. "Soccer is the key sport in the rest of the world," StubHub spokesman Glenn Lehrman said.
February 3, 2011
A football fix Re "A big score in L.A.'s NFL bid," Feb. 1 Has anyone bothered to ask Los Angeles residents if they desperately want or need a downtown stadium? Traffic through the 10 and 110 interchange is a disaster when there is any activity at Staples Center or L.A. Live. I have always been a sports fanatic, but the thought of a huge football stadium downtown angers me when there are better locations. Whenever I hear that it will not cost taxpayers anything, I laugh.
December 15, 2010 |
The stadium renderings are impressive. The sightlines are cool. And it's fun to imagine how an NFL game in the heart of Los Angeles might look. But we've seen dazzling L.A. stadium designs before. We've seen dozens of them over the last 15 years, in fact, and the nation's second-largest market still doesn't have an NFL team. What really matters this time is where Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz stands on all of this, and whether he's ready to invest the kind of money necessary to build the elaborate events center that his top executive, AEG's Tim Leiweke, envisions.