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June 15, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones and Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa — A strike by stadium stewards over pay had spread to half the World Cup venues by Tuesday, forcing police to bring in more than 1,000 officers to guarantee security for a night game between Brazil and North Korea at Ellis Park. Several hundred protesting workers, clad all in black, were singing, chanting and whistling as fans and journalists began arriving at the downtown Johannesburg stadium Tuesday afternoon. Grim-faced police officers toting shotguns looked on from just a few feet away.
April 26, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
You're the mayor. A guy walks into City Hall and offers to spend half a billion bucks to revitalize property owned by the city, at no cost to the city. What do you say? If you're Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, you call it a taxpayer giveaway. This is not a knock at Tait. This is a tip of the cap toward a mayor who has been so incredibly successful in framing the debate surrounding the Angels' stadium lease negotiations that the process has ground to a dead halt. It has been six months since the Anaheim City Council voted to approve the framework of a deal designed to keep the Angels in town for the long term, and to determine how to cover the estimated $150 million needed to keep Angel Stadium up and running for the long term.
December 27, 2001 | From Associated Press
The New York Yankees and Mets could make their biggest off-season acquisitions with the help of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani: two new $800-million stadiums. The cost of the proposed new ballparks, each with a retractable roof, would be divided evenly between the city and the two teams, Giuliani said Wednesday. But it won't be the baseball-crazy mayor or the two franchises that have final word on the plan; that will belong to incoming mayor Michael Bloomberg.
April 25, 2014 | By Todd Martens
Paul McCartney will return to Los Angeles with an Aug. 10 date at Dodger Stadium, his first major L.A.-area concert since a two-night stand at the Hollywood Bowl in 2010. A public on-sale for the concert, part of McCartney's "Out There" tour, is set for May 5, but various pre-sales will enable fans to purchase tickets as early as April 29.  Tickets for the Goldenvoice-promoted concert start at $25 and stretch to $250, not including additional surcharges. Those with the first crack at tickets will be those signed up to the mailing list on McCartney's website , which fans can do now. The site's presale will begin at 9 a.m. on April 29.  Following the pre-sale, preference will then be given to American Express credit card holders, who can purchase tickets beginning May 1 at 10 a.m. The remaining tickets will go on sale May 5 at 10 a.m. via the Dodgers website .  The past year, like almost every year since 1964, has seen a bustle of Beatles-related activity.
November 6, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Voters in Pittsburgh overwhelmingly rejected a sales tax boost Tuesday to build two stadiums, and Minneapolis voters demanded a say before multimillion-dollar sports projects even start. Residents of 11 southwestern Pennsylvania counties rejected a half-cent sales tax hike proposed to finance stadiums for baseball's Pirates and football's Steelers.
Officially, all they knew was that Seattle's Seahawks were vowing to fly the coop. Word was, they wanted to land in Los Angeles. But where? That was the question, and grown men were sitting by their phones on Friday, waiting to find out. "I've tried to call their number in Seattle, but all I get is a busy signal," said Los Angeles City Council President John Ferraro, who is also chairman of the Coliseum Commission.
November 23, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
The college community and the public will be able to comment Monday on a proposal to build a stadium at Saddleback College. The school's trustees will open a hearing at 4:30 p.m. at the college library in Room 105. College officials said a decision on the stadium is not likely until Dec. 9. The Long Beach Riptide, a minor league baseball team, is considering a move to Mission Viejo for the 1997 season.
August 21, 1996 | DONALD W. NAUSS
More than two decades after fleeing to the suburbs, the Detroit Lions said Tuesday they will return downtown, to a new $245-million, domed stadium. The 70,000-seat football facility, which would be funded with public and private money, is slated for construction adjacent to a previously announced $240-million baseball stadium for the Detroit Tigers.
April 26, 2005 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
Although it's too soon to determine what effect the surprise resignation of San Diego's mayor will have on the Chargers' bid for a new stadium, a team spokesman said Monday that recent turmoil in city government has complicated efforts to find a development partner. "In such extremely uncertain circumstances, it's a real challenge to persuade investors to put their money in San Diego," said Mark Fabiani, Charger point man for the stadium effort.
April 14, 1995 | MIKE DOWNEY
We lose Georgia Frontiere, but we gain a new stadium? I'd make that trade any day. It's like Christmas in April. It isn't every day that we get to exchange a rundown football team for a beautiful new arena. It's like trading a marble for a ruby. You know what this means, don't you? This means we don't have to watch the Rams anymore and we won't have to sit in the Coliseum much longer. Who says prayers aren't answered?
April 22, 2014 | By Vincent Bevins and Kevin Baxter
RIO DE JANEIRO - In 50 days the best athletes in the world's most popular sport will convene in Brazil, one of soccer's sacred spiritual homes, for the game's most important tournament. It will be a powerful, uplifting tribute to the "beautiful game" that Brazilians have shaped for decades and the new status of a confident, rising global power in Latin America. Locals and foreigners will marvel at shiny new stadiums and glide across the continent-sized country on upgraded infrastructure.
April 18, 2014 | By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
Between the bouncy music and the stacks of colorful jeans, visitors to the Benetton store on Chicago's Michigan Avenue might catch a whiff of a growing marketing trend. Mounted high in the corner beside the store entrance, a scent diffuser, installed in November, spreads a bright spring fragrance modeled after Benetton's Verde cologne. "It finishes the emotion we are trying to create in the store," said Robert Argueta, director of visual merchandising for the United Colors of Benetton, who also is testing the scent in Benetton's New York flagship store.
April 16, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Beyonce and Jay Z surprised festival-goers at Coachella last weekend with a few unannounced appearances . But music's most famous couple have a bigger trick up their sleeves: a summer stadium run. The married superstars will launch their first joint tour in June, a source close to the production told The Times. Page Six first broke news of a trek that is slated to hit 20 cities in the U.S., including a possible Fourth of July appearance in New York City. PHOTOS: Unexpected musical collaborations Expected to be named, aptly, the Mr. and Mrs. Carter Tour, according to our source, the U.S. leg will launch June 13 in Atlanta and wrap Aug. 6 in San Francisco.
April 14, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
Seemingly from the moment Cuban refugee Yasiel Puig showed up at Dodger Stadium out of nowhere, arriving last June unwilling to discuss his unknown background, the talk behind the batting cages has been rife with unprintable rumors. There were rumors Puig was smuggled out of Cuba by members of a Mexican drug cartel. There were rumors he still owed the smugglers money, and that his life could be in jeopardy. There was talk about Puig being essentially owned by a Miami businessman with a criminal record who hired those smugglers in exchange for 20% of the ballplayer's future earnings.
April 11, 2014
Really? An oversized, ugly mascot running around at Dodger Stadium [April 9]? The Dodgers have finally stooped this low? Maybe I'm glad I can't watch Dodgers games on TV anymore. At least I have Vinny for three innings on radio. Don't think I'll have to worry about him describing this latest lack of class. Mike Popov San Clemente ::: No, no, no, no and no. Listen carefully, Dodgers: Drop the "non-mascot" thingy, slowwwwwly back away, and nobody gets hurt. L.A. already has the world's greatest baseball fans, who adore the team, partly because it has never needed such obviously contrived marketing gimmicks to sell tickets or attract fans.
April 10, 2014
Re "Team dusts off an old way to stadium," April 4 With the new baseball season comes an old problem: congestion on the streets around Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers' new ownership is making significant investments in the team, stadium and community, and that's creating excitement for this season. The Dodgers want the best experience for fans and neighbors alike. Now it's time for the city to do its part and work with the team and the community to improve on the current traffic mess.
September 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
Al Kaline told Robert Fick to go out and make some history. Once he caught his breath, Fick did just that. Fick's first career grand slam helped the Detroit Tigers close Tiger Stadium with an 8-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday. "It's the most exciting thing that's ever happened to me," Fick said. Luis Polonia and Karim Garcia also homered for Detroit. Mark Quinn homered for Kansas City. Tiger players wore numbers of former stars who played through the years.
April 6, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
He was booed at Dodger Stadium and two days later wasn't even the most fawned over Paul in his own building. Whoever cued up the Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" inside Staples Center on Sunday might as well have been playing an ode to Chris Paul. The song was intended as a tribute to Paul McCartney, who rose from his seat across from the Clippers' bench in the first quarter of their 120-97 victory over the Lakers and obligingly danced when shown on the scoreboard. But there was certainly an undercurrent of truth to the words as they relate to the point guard, who somehow still irks giant swaths of a city simply because he plays for the Clippers instead of its beloved Lakers.
April 5, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Chris Paul went to see the Dodgers' home opener Friday afternoon and got what has become his regular treatment when he visits Dodger Stadium. Paul was booed by the Dodgers faithful yet again. Yes, Paul plays for the Clippers and has them on the brink of accomplishing some big things. But, as Paul has said before and said again Saturday at practice, this is a Lakers town. So when they showed Paul's face on the video board before the game against the hated San Francisco Giants, the All-Star point guard was treated like he was a member of the Giants.
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