December 13, 2007 |
The state Senate adjourned yesterday without approving funding for a Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium in Chester - the potential home of a Philadelphia expansion team - but there is still time to strike a deal, state officials said. So don't give up hope yet, Philadelphia soccer fans. The league and a group of investors led by iStar Financial Chief Executive Officer Jay Sugarman is trying to secure about $45 million from the state to build the 20,000-seat, $115 million stadium on the Chester waterfront.
March 24, 2009 |
The Florida Marlins' decade-long quest for a new stadium has cleared its final political hurdle. Miami-Dade County commissioners late yesterday approved the team's plan to build a retractable-roof ballpark. It is expected to cost at least $515 million. After a marathon 9-hour discussion, the county's 13 commissioners approved the stadium on the site of the demolished Orange Bowl. Construction is expected to begin this summer, with the stadium opening for the 2012 season. The Marlins have won two World Series but could never persuade Florida politicians to help fund a new stadium.
December 27, 1998 |
At last, plans to build the long-awaited Abington High School football stadium on Ghost Road are inching forward. District administrators said last week that engineering plans - contracted by the New Jersey firm Clarke, Caton & Hintz - just needed some tweaking before officials go before the township next month to seek approval for the project, which is expected to cost $3.9 million. "We want to be sure we have everything ready when we approach them," said School Board President Pete Morse.
October 25, 2005 |
The football teams at Cherry Hill East and West have had a great rivalry for years. It is one that I and thousands of other people love to see each Thanksgiving. Rivalries such as this are great and fun to be a part of. However, some take the rivalry one step further and try to get whatever they can for their school, or complain when things get done for one school and not the other. This pits East against West. It is a very selfish attitude, and what should be important to all of us is: What's best for the kids?
June 10, 2000 |
Mayor Street came to this city for the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors this weekend, but yesterday he took a break from workshops to do a little fact-gathering. He headed to Seattle's Safeco Field - the shiny new Seattle Mariners baseball stadium that opened last July within walking distance from the heart of downtown. The field is just a block south of the former Kingdome, once the nation's largest concrete domed structure. That stadium, which housed both the Mariners and the Seattle Seahawks, was imploded in March - mostly at taxpayers' expense.
May 8, 1996 |
Ruth Burgess walked into the polls planning to vote against the NFL's Houston Oilers. She knuckled under to family pressure, however, and cast her ballot for $80 million in bonds to bring the team here. "I'm a 'no' person, but I voted 'yes,' " the 72-year-old widow said yesterday outside the Glendale United Methodist Church poll. "My brother threatened me," she laughed. She doesn't care about football and realizes it eventually could raise her property taxes. But she feels the stadium will beautify an industrial area downtown.
November 11, 2004 |
Washington Mayor Anthony A. Williams agreed yesterday to consider a plan by Linda W. Cropp, chairwoman of the City Council, that calls for the city to consider private financing for the proposed ballpark for the Expos. Williams said any deal must accommodate the city's agreement with the Expos, which contains a Dec. 31 deadline for financing to become law. Cropp postponed Tuesday's scheduled vote on the mayor's ballpark plan for two weeks. "Let's just see what happens," she said.
October 11, 1989 |
Richard Trotta has a nose that says: "I played football in the days before the face mask. " The bridge juts out, the tip strays from its original destination, and the whole nose is a little flatter than it once was. All in all, the nose isn't the same as the one Trotta brought to Palmyra High School in the late 1930s. "We had only one helmet with a face mask. We had to trade off wearing it," said Trotta, who played center. "If you had a nose broken or something, they'd give you the mask.
July 2, 1988 |
Chicago White Sox fans were jubilant yesterday over a victory in the state Legislature that is expected to keep the ball club in the city it has called home for nearly 90 years. But many scorned the multimillion-dollar package for a new stadium to keep the club from leaving town, and blamed greediness on the part of the team's owners for the near-exodus to St. Petersburg, Fla. "I think it's great! My heart was breaking last night when it looked like this deal wasn't going to pass," said Paul Losensky outside Comiskey Park while waiting to buy tickets for last night's game.
June 25, 1996
The NFL owners' finance committee basically warned Jeff Lurie not to pay so much for the Eagles two years ago. So now Lurie, up to his eyeballs in debt, has the nerve to complain that the Eagles can't survive financially without a new stadium. The veiled threat of course is that if Philadelphia doesn't give him one, he'll take his football someplace else and play, like the Browns. He needs to know: That dog won't hunt. Certainly not without a phenomenally better pedigree.