September 29, 1997 |
In just two years, the Downingtown Area School District hopes to open a second high school. That means the number of sports teams - and games - will double. More games means more wear and tear on sports facilities. It also means money to build the kinds of venues the district craves for its teams, which include the state champions in football and girls' basketball. "The issue is with the schools splitting, we'll have more students using the facilities. That will increase the demand for a state-of-the-art facility," said Greg Wilson, the boys' head soccer coach.
November 4, 2015 |
Not long after Camden schoolchildren chose a name for the unaffiliated minor-league team that would occupy a ballpark on the Delaware 15 years ago, a representative of the nearby aquarium informed the Daily News that "there really isn't anything called a river shark. " Now there isn't anything called the Riversharks either. The baseball team's departure for the bright lights of New Britain, Conn., after a singularly unsuccessful local run comes just as Temple University is readying the region's next plunge into big-time public subsidies for small-time sports.
November 4, 2015
FORGET THE IDEA of a stadium. Temple University is in the unique position to establish a leadership role by rallying other colleges and universities to donate money to the struggling public schools. By passing on the stadium, Temple makes a powerful statement that can make a much larger impact in the lives of students on the playing field of "life. " By kick-starting a program, higher education in the city benefits on many levels. Peter Tobia Philadelphia Letter told a lie Lora Neal rants on about the Black Lives Matter movement mentioning all the familiar names, but that's what it is. Just rants.
June 4, 1986 |
After a six-week battle, Michael Natello, the 74-year-old guard bludgeoned to unconsciousness in John F. Kennedy stadium one April night, started regaining the mental faculties dulled by serious head injuries. His brother, Mickey, said he was amazed by his brother's improvement. Mickey and another brother and sister each had visited their brother several times a week at St. Agnes Medical Center, where they witnessed his slow recovery from the head injuries suffered in the April 5 attack.
April 14, 2005 |
The New York Giants yesterday reached an agreement with the state of New Jersey that will allow the team to build a new $750 million stadium in the Meadowlands. "This is a good deal for New Jersey taxpayers," acting Gov. Richard J. Codey said. "We're going to get a brand-new stadium with one of the best deals in the country. " The Giants have long offered to pay the entire cost of the stadium. But negotiations stalled last month because of the Giants' concerns regarding game-day traffic from Xanadu, a $1.3 billion shopping and entertainment complex being built at the Meadowlands.
June 3, 1997 |
It is hard to imagine a scenario in which the Phillies or Eagles get a new stadium without Sam Katz being involved. And if it works - and doesn't hurt taxpayers, at least in the short term - Republican Katz might have a nice springboard for his 1999 mayoral plans. "It's safe to assume that Sam will be in the thick of things as the process moves forward," said a source familiar with the process. Katz, whose companies helped put together financing for the CoreStates Arena, Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Coors Field in Denver and Jacobs Field in Cleveland, is already being consulted by the key players trying to build here.
April 11, 2000 |
Where do you want your ballpark? Broad and Spring Garden? On the Delaware in Port Richmond? The old Schmidt's brewery? FDR Park? 30th Street? At last, here's your chance to tell Mayor Street and hear from his top advisers on the question of the year. Street has scheduled a "citywide town meeting" on stadium site selection for tomorrow night in City Council chambers, featuring a presentation from his transition subcommittee on stadiums. The bottom line, sources tell the Daily News, is that the committee prefers a Center City ballpark and has virtually rejected all non-South Philadelphia locations except one: 12th and Callowhill streets.
July 6, 1997
Recently, the Phillies' Bill Giles began his campaign for a new ballpark for Center City. "We can't survive without it," Giles said. "If we don't see a stadium on the horizon by 1999, it'll be very difficult for this group [of investors] to continue. " Does the city need a new sports stadium? Should it be for baseball, football or both? Where should it go, and who should pay for it? Send your responses to Community Voices/The Stadium by Friday at the address above.
September 12, 1996 |
The U.S. Naval Academy and Notre Dame will play their 1998 football game at the stadium that the Washington Redskins are currently building in Landover, Md., Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke said yesterday. "It's another jewel in the crown of the emerging Redskins," Cooke said. Cooke hopes the Navy-Notre Dame game, tentatively scheduled for Nov. 14, 1998, will lead to more Navy events and other activities at the stadium. "Don't be too surprised if we can start talking about the Army-Navy game in the new stadium," Cooke said.
January 7, 2008 |
If you visit the memorial to the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, you'll step past a giant anchor raised from the sunken battleship. It stands taller than two men and weighs more than an elephant, strong and steadfast even in loss - and it was cast in the city of Chester. If you own a vintage 1950s Ford, there's a chance it was built in Chester, at a sprawling assembly plant that once employed a young salesman by the name of Lee Iacocca. If you listen to the sermons of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. or the rock-and-roll of Bill Haley, you can hear echoes of Chester.