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January 28, 2008 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
State Sen. Dominic Pileggi, among the most powerful politicians in Pennsylvania and a key to whether pro soccer will come to the Philadelphia region, leaned forward and considered the question: Will the state provide a crucial $45 million to help build a stadium and secure a team? "Undetermined," he said last week. "We're not at a yes or a no. " Pileggi spoke during an interview at his office in Chester, not far from the proposed riverfront stadium site, as the 21/2-year effort to capture a Major League Soccer expansion club rushes toward a conclusion.
NEWS
September 29, 1997 | By Aileen Soper, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
June 4, 1986 | By KEVIN HANEY, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
April 14, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
NEWS
June 3, 1997 | by Gar Joseph, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 11, 2000 | by Dave Davies, and Erin Einhorn, Daily News Staff Writers Staff writer Harriet Lessy contributed to this report
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.
NEWS
January 7, 2008 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
September 12, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
NEWS
March 15, 2000 | By Jennifer Moroz, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Residents of Elk and Franklin Townships yesterday voted down a $1.575 million bond issue that would have paid for renovations and repairs to the Delsea Regional School District's ailing stadium and athletic fields. The unofficial tally was 553-494. The bonds would have paid for regrading the stadium fields, repairing the irrigation and drainage systems, upgrading the lighting, and replacing the cinder track with an all-weather version to help prevent impact injuries. The bleachers, which a structural engineer has deemed too dangerous to use, were to have been rebuilt to include handicapped access, home and visitor sections, and a press box. A multipurpose fieldhouse also was planned to house bathrooms, a concession stand, team rooms and storage space.
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