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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
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.
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BUSINESS
June 19, 2013 | By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1986 | ARMANDO ACUNA, Times Staff Writer
A city investigation into allegations that maintenance workers at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium were improperly used for private jobs, including remodeling work at the homes of stadium executives, has found no evidence of wrongdoing. The city manager's office reached that conclusion after an investigation by the police and city auditors, according to a report given to the City Council by John Lockwood, assistant city manager.
SPORTS
February 15, 1987 | Associated Press
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 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN and ARMANDO ACUNA, Times Staff Writers
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.
SPORTS
July 15, 1992 | DAVE DISTEL
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 | From Times Staff Reports
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - An influential state senator has a plan to allow electronic billboard ads that are currently banned by state law - including pitches for beer and gambling - next to a proposed NFL stadium in Los Angeles. The proposal, approved by a legislative committee, has outraged activists who oppose the proliferation of electronic billboards. They say lawmakers intend the measure as special treatment for Philip Anschutz, the Denver billionaire who wants to build the stadium in downtown Los Angeles.
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