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August 7, 1994 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his wood-paneled office, surrounded by framed pictures of his famous friends, Tom Lasorda stood midway between the Frank Sinatra wall and the Don Rickles wall, a few steps from Jilly's Corner. It's obvious even in Pooh's Corner that a strike is bearing down on us like a high inside fastball. Lasorda said it's just as clear there is probably going to be enough hurt to go around.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 2011 | Paul Pringle and Rong-Gong Lin II
Month after month, the financial forecasts for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum seemed as sunny as could be. General Manager Patrick Lynch would tell his bosses on the Coliseum Commission that the box office from rave concerts was brisk and a lucrative deal for naming rights to the stadium could be just around the corner, records show. For the most part, the nine-member commission took the affable Lynch at his word. And why not? As L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe, who sits on the panel, said: "We were making money.
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July 15, 1999 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The latest and most expensive jewel in a stadium renaissance that changed the look and feel of baseball in the '90s and contributed to its survival in several cities opens amid controversy tonight when the Seattle Mariners move into Safeco Field. The 12th ballpark to have been built or renovated since Toronto's Skydome opened in 1989 is an eye-popping wonder compared to the dirty and drab Kingdome only a block away. The Mariners' new home will provide striking views of Elliott Bay, Mt.
NEWS
July 15, 1999 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The latest and most expensive jewel in a stadium renaissance that changed the look and feel of baseball in the '90s and contributed to its survival in several cities opens amid controversy tonight when the Seattle Mariners move into Safeco Field. The 12th ballpark to have been built or renovated since Toronto's Skydome opened in 1989 is an eye-popping wonder compared to the dirty and drab Kingdome only a block away. The Mariners' new home will provide striking views of Elliott Bay, Mt.
NEWS
June 22, 1998 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One is a legendary USC football star seeking another shot at the NFL. Another is a well-connected consultant known for helping developers cut through the red tape at Los Angeles City Hall. A third is an Irvine financial planner on a mission to bring pro football to his hometown. Together, they are trying to pull off a huge upset in what has become a high-stakes political Super Bowl: luring the National Football League back to Southern California. Anthony Davis, Donn F.
NEWS
June 24, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Raiders will play in a repaired Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum this fall, most likely rent-free, under the terms of the team's one-year agreement with the Coliseum Commission disclosed Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During ABC's telecast of the Super Bowl two weeks ago, actor Jason Alexander of television's "Seinfeld" parachuted onto the middle of Miami's Joe Robbie Stadium--or so it seemed. Viewers quickly learned that the actor hadn't really descended upon the big game between the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers, but was performing a stunt for a Rold Gold pretzels commercial. In fact, Alexander and his parachute never made it to Florida at all.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1998 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A few months after the slogan "presented by AT&T" was attached to the annual Tournament of Roses football game, officials flirted Thursday with the idea of placing a sponsor's name on the Rose Bowl. The board of the Rose Bowl Operating Co., the stadium's governing body, on Thursday considered a "name rights proposal," the first step toward giving the famous Arroyo Seco landmark a new identity.
NEWS
May 25, 1999 | JIM NEWTON and T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Leading city, county and state officials said Monday that they would not support the estimated $225 million in public financing that may be required by Michael Ovitz's proposal to put a professional football team in a renovated Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum served by elaborate new parking structures at Exposition Park.
NEWS
June 5, 1998 | SHELBY GRAD and LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Los Angeles investment group that includes former USC football star Anthony Davis has promised to raise $500 million for a stadium at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, a longshot bid to bring professional football back to Orange County and perhaps block plans to develop an airport at the base.
NEWS
May 25, 1999 | JIM NEWTON and T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Leading city, county and state officials said Monday that they would not support the estimated $225 million in public financing that may be required by Michael Ovitz's proposal to put a professional football team in a renovated Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum served by elaborate new parking structures at Exposition Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1998 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A few months after the slogan "presented by AT&T" was attached to the annual Tournament of Roses football game, officials flirted Thursday with the idea of placing a sponsor's name on the Rose Bowl. The board of the Rose Bowl Operating Co., the stadium's governing body, on Thursday considered a "name rights proposal," the first step toward giving the famous Arroyo Seco landmark a new identity.
NEWS
June 22, 1998 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One is a legendary USC football star seeking another shot at the NFL. Another is a well-connected consultant known for helping developers cut through the red tape at Los Angeles City Hall. A third is an Irvine financial planner on a mission to bring pro football to his hometown. Together, they are trying to pull off a huge upset in what has become a high-stakes political Super Bowl: luring the National Football League back to Southern California. Anthony Davis, Donn F.
NEWS
June 5, 1998 | SHELBY GRAD and LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Los Angeles investment group that includes former USC football star Anthony Davis has promised to raise $500 million for a stadium at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, a longshot bid to bring professional football back to Orange County and perhaps block plans to develop an airport at the base.
SPORTS
July 31, 1996 | TONY PERRY
An appeals court panel Tuesday approved a controversial financing plan to expand San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium by 10,000 seats and install more luxury boxes, a move city officials say is necessary to keep the Chargers from leaving San Diego. The financing plan, which would require the team to pay for bonds with increased rent, higher parking fees, and a greater return from concessions, has been attacked by three anti-tax activists as a violation of Proposition 13.
NEWS
March 9, 1995 | JON GARCIA
The Inglewood City Council, acting as the city's redevelopment agency, unanimously approved a proposal to pay $100,000 to two financial consultants to find a way to finance a $150-million-plus stadium project at Hollywood Park. The proposed 65,000-seat stadium, city officials say, is the key to luring the Los Angeles Raiders, the UCLA Bruins and possibly the Super Bowl games--and all the money that comes with them--to the city. Under the agreement, the city will pay $40,000 up front to stadium finance expert Nicholas G. Prassas of Smith Barney Inc. and longtime city financial adviser Charles A. Bell.
SPORTS
January 30, 1995 | JOHN CHERWA, TIMES DEPUTY SPORTS EDITOR
Hollywood Park has reached a preliminary agreement for financing much of its proposed $200-million stadium that would house the Raiders and possibly UCLA. However, the financing is but one obstacle that needs to be overcome before the deal is official. "We do have a proposed term sheet from the bank for financing," R.D. Hubbard, Hollywood Park's chief executive officer, told The Times. "We're pretty close, there are just a few little items to be worked out."
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February 12, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During ABC's telecast of the Super Bowl two weeks ago, actor Jason Alexander of television's "Seinfeld" parachuted onto the middle of Miami's Joe Robbie Stadium--or so it seemed. Viewers quickly learned that the actor hadn't really descended upon the big game between the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers, but was performing a stunt for a Rold Gold pretzels commercial. In fact, Alexander and his parachute never made it to Florida at all.
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