ENTERTAINMENT
Live updates: The Academy announces its new members
LOCAL
LOCAL
Full Coverage

L.A. Coliseum scandal

The Times has been reporting on financial irregularities at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, stories that have triggered several criminal and civil inquiries. Three former Coliseum managers, two nationally prominent rave promoters and a stadium contractor have been indicted in the scandal. Commission members | Documents | Arrest photos

  • California Science Center grants control of Coliseum to USC

    California Science Center grants control of Coliseum to USC

    Five of eight board members approve the agreement. USC will gain nearly all of the Coliseum's revenue for the next century.

  • Judge throws out civil complaints in Coliseum case

    Judge throws out civil complaints in Coliseum case

    A Superior Court judge Friday threw out civil complaints against two concert promoters accused of scheming with a Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum executive to siphon nearly $2 million from the publicly owned stadium. Judge Terry Green said the Coliseum Commission failed to show that Pasquale Rotella...

  • USC to take over L.A. Coliseum, Sports Arena on Monday

    USC to take over L.A. Coliseum, Sports Arena on Monday

    USC is poised to take over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Sports Arena on Monday in anticipation of a 98-year lease of the public venues that has already been negotiated. The long-term lease is expected to kick in once USC and the nearby California Science Center finalize an agreement on...

  • State board OKs USC control of Coliseum and its revenues

    State board OKs USC control of Coliseum and its revenues

    A state board voted Tuesday to approve a sharply debated deal that grants USC control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and nearly all of the revenues from the taxpayer-owned stadium for the next century. The governing board of the California Science Center, the Coliseum’s landlord, voted 7-0...

  • USC deal could sap Science Center parking revenue, trustees say

    USC deal could sap Science Center parking revenue, trustees say

    A revised lease that allows USC to run the Coliseum would give the university control of museum parking for major Coliseum events, they say.

  • Coliseum lease to USC unlikely to show paper profit, experts say

    Coliseum lease to USC unlikely to show paper profit, experts say

    In the 98-year lease, USC promises to pay for renovations and give the government a portion of its net gain. But the profit is not guaranteed.

  • USC-Coliseum deal robs museums of parking and money, critics say

    USC-Coliseum deal robs museums of parking and money, critics say

    A trustee of the California Science Center’s fund-raising arm denounced as a “robbery” Wednesday a revised proposal that would give USC control of the museum’s parking as part of a deal that allows the university to run the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Marvin Holen, the Science Center foundation’s...

  • Coliseum negotiations kept confidential, stadium official says

    Coliseum negotiations kept confidential, stadium official says

    Government overseers entered into a secrecy agreement requested by USC on negotiations to surrender control of the venue to the university, stadium general manager testifies.

  • Museums block Coliseum parking plan

    Museums block Coliseum parking plan

    A vote is delayed on giving control to USC, a move that institutions say would cut attendance and divert millions in parking revenue.

  • Science center postpones vote on USC-Coliseum parking deal

    Science center postpones vote on USC-Coliseum parking deal

    The California Science Center board of directors put off a vote Wednesday that could have surrendered museum parking to USC in a deal to give the keys of the L.A. Memorial Coliseum to the private university. Board members conceded they have heard the outcry from museum supporters who were angry...

86°