LA COLISEUM BOARD MEMBERS RECEIVING DEATH THREATS: USC’s attempted threats to move out of the L.A. Coliseum and into the Rose Bowl have become a laugh and a half in La-La-Land. But some people aren’t finding it funny:
The LOS ANGELES TIMES reports that members of the Coliseum’s governing board have been receiving death threats and other unpleasant messages from fans angry over the talks impasse.Commission members claim many of the complaints were encouraged by a posting on USC’s website.
The haggling and arguing come down to a matter of control. The Trojans want a master lease to the stadium as its primary tenant. The commission wants to keep the park available for additional events, like soccer matches, and are even holding out hopes for the return of the NFL.
The state of California, who owns the Coliseum land, is calling on officials to come to a quick agreement. But it really remains to be seen if the Trojans will follow in the footsteps of the Rams and Raiders and walk away from Exposition Park.At least the Dodgers will be back - for one whole game.