May 23, 2012 |
Looks like the era of good feelings in Los Angeles had a short shelf life. Less than a month after new ownership seemed to sweep away the gloom generated by the seedy Frank McCourt era and last season's hideous mugging of a fan on opening day, criminals struck again. A fender bender in a stadium parking lot led to the beating of a driver and the arrest of four people, police said Monday. The latest attack occurred Sunday when a man in his 20s had a collision with another driver and three men pinned him down, police said.
May 11, 2012 |
THE MINNESOTA Vikings moved to within a governor's signature of getting a new $975 million stadium on Thursday after the state Senate approved a plan that relies heavily on public financing. Gov. Mark Dayton has said he'll sign the measure, meaning the Senate's 36-30 vote was effectively the final barrier for the stadium. The House passed it overnight. After the Senate vote, jubilant Vikings vice president Lester Bagley hugged another team official and shouted, "Let's build it!"
April 8, 2012 |
It was 20 years ago that our company was hired to help with the demolition of JFK Stadium. I remember enthusiastically jumping on the assignment, knowing that the razing of the venerable Philadelphia landmark that had stood for more than a half-century as the largest-capacity stadium in the country would be a historic event. Until then, my history with JFK had been memorable but limited. Our family hadn't been big on Army-Navy games, so my only sports-related connection involved years of tailgating in JFK's parking lot for Phillies and Eagles games held across the street at the Vet. However, I was fortunate enough to attend a half-dozen concerts in its monstrously oversize bowl, including Live Aid. Some of those experiences are still vivid.
March 18, 2012 |
Nearly half of the state's voters support renaming Pennsylvania State University's football stadium to honor longtime coach Joe Paterno, according to a poll released Friday. The Quinnipiac University survey found 46 percent of respondents favored changing Beaver Stadium's name, while 40 percent said they were opposed. Thirteen percent said they did not have an opinion or had not made up their minds. The survey included responses from nearly 1,300 registered voters polled during six days earlier this month.
March 2, 2012 |
A year and a half after first announcing plans for solar power at the Eagles' stadium, the franchise announced Thursday that it had teamed up with a new partner - solar giant NRG of Princeton. NRG will design, build, and operate an array of more than 11,000 solar panels and 14 micro wind turbines that, over the course of a year, will provide six times the power used during all Eagles home games at Lincoln Financial Field, the team said. This time, the Eagles are working with a major player, a company that has already done a similar project at the Redskins' stadium, in the suburbs of Washington.
January 18, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - President Obama plans to accept the Democratic presidential nomination in the open air of Bank of America Stadium on the final day of his party's convention here this summer, repeating a page from his 2008 convention playbook. Democrats also announced Tuesday that the convention would be shortened from the traditional four days to three to have a day to celebrate the Carolinas, Virginia, and the South. That celebration would take place Monday, Sept. 3, which is Labor Day, at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
December 20, 2011 |
SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco 49ers-Pittsburgh Steelers Monday Night Football game started after a 20-minute delay because of a power outage at Candlestick Park. A second power outage caused the game to stop with just a few minutes gone in the second quarter. It ended well after midnight. Lights throughout the stadium first went off about 25 minutes before the scheduled kickoff. The public address system stopped working and fans were left in the dark until an emergency light came on in the far corner of the stadium.
November 22, 2011
IF YOU ADDED up all the Occupy folks from New York to Oakland, Calif., there would be, contrary to media oversaturation, less than the 100,000 needed to fill the stadium at Penn State. Could all the Occupy folks thumb their way to "Nittany-land"? The football team will not be in a bowl game until the 22nd century, given a pervert on the staff who committed egregious acts, and where everyone upstream, through to the president, tacitly approved the actions. So, there should be plenty of room for the Occupiers in the stadium and tailgate area, which will soon be virtually vacant.