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.
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.
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.
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April 13, 2013 |
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.
March 14, 2013 |
Philip Anschutz doesn't get pushed around. He's a billionaire who makes business deals with his head, not his heart. When he sets his mind to something, he stands firm. In other words, he's not likely to bring an NFL team back to Los Angeles. Throughout the Farmers Field process, it was Tim Leiweke, then president of AEG, who was keeping the concept alive, scrambling to keep all parties engaged, always selling the notion that a downtown L.A. stadium would not only work but would be the gem of the NFL. Without Leiweke as a buffer, we have two behemoths of business - Anschutz and the NFL - poised to bang heads again, each with distinctly different ideas of what a fair deal is. Anschutz told The Times that his decision to pull AEG off the sales block actually makes it more likely a team will return, not less.
January 27, 1996
L.A. football fans say they need IMAX-style stadiums with cup holders and interactive QB1 games in order to be coaxed into going to a game. However, one of the most exciting games in recent memory, the AFC championship game, was played in a multipurpose stadium with plastic grass and parking problems. MIKE VILELLO Long Beach
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May 13, 1986 |
At one time, some members of the Jehovah's Witnesses believed the end of the world would commence in September, 1975. Good thing for San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium that it didn't. While they are waiting for the Battle of Armageddon, the Witnesses have been keeping busy by donating thousands of dollars in free labor to spruce up the stadium, where they hold annual summer assemblies.
October 15, 1987
Ventura's Buena High School has shared a stadium with Ventura High for 26 years, but now may build one of its own. The Ventura Unified School District Board of Education approved the concept of a stadium Monday night, although it did not earmark any funds for construction, which is expected to cost at least $1.5 million. The stadium would be built at the southwest corner of the campus, bordered on the south by the Santa Paula Freeway and on the west by Wake Forest Avenue.
August 16, 1987 |
Seeing Joe Robbie Stadium--the new $100-million home of the Miami Dolphins--rising out of the sand flats of South Florida, one thing comes to mind: Don't get Joe Robbie in a poker game and try to bluff him. That is what the city of Miami tried to do with the 71-year-old Dolphin owner. When civic administrators told him that they wouldn't build him a new stadium, that he could keep his team in the antiquated Orange Bowl and like it, Robbie called their bluff.