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FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS LAND IN STAPLES CENTER
Published October 7, 1998
The U.S. Figure Skating Association "announced Monday that it will hold its 2002 world championships" at the Staples Center in L.A., according to Rick Orlov of the L.A. DAILY NEWS. The site was selected over Portland [OR], Las Vegas, Seattle, Oakland, San Diego and Phoenix. Staples Center GM Bobby Goldwater said that "admission will be priced to bring in the average" fan. Orlov wrote that Staples Center officials "hope to land" the Grammys and have joined L.A.'s bid to host the 2000 Democratic National Convention (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 10/6). Also in L.A., Randy Harvey reported that the L.A. Sports & Entertainment Commission is preparing bids for the 2001 NHL All-Star Game and the 2002 NBA All-Star Game. Goldwater also has been contacted "about the possibility of bringing" an AFL team to the Staples Center in the summer of 2000 (L.A. TIMES, 10/6).