City mulls Arena bids

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – City officials are considering taking bids for the operation of the Pico Rivera Sports Arena. Ventura Productions, LLC, has operated the rodeo and concert venue through a 15-year lease with the city, which owns the arena. The city and Ventura Productions share any revenue raised from events held at the facility. This fiscal year, the company is paying Pico Rivera $122,567 for the lease, the amount of which increases by 5 percent each year. The company’s contract is set to expire in May 2007. Ventura Productions has told officials it is interested in renewing its operating contract for the facility. But city officials said they might put the contract out for bid to see whether the city could get a better deal. “The City Council is anxious to see what’s out there. They want to hear from other companies who might be interested in operating the arena to see how they might do that and how it would benefit the city,” said Bob Spencer, Pico Rivera’s spokesman. The owners of Ventura Productions, the Hauser family, did not return several phone calls Tuesday seeking commment. The city, meanwhile, has hired a construction company, MZN Construction Inc. of La Habra, to perform inspections of the aging arena, which first opened in 1978. In January, the company identified 82 mostly minor items that need to be corrected. “It was little things like adding toilets to handle a certain load to cracks in concrete that could just be signs of age or something more,” said Michael Moore, the city’s director of public works. MZN now is scheduled to complete a second, more in-depth inspection of the arena, at a cost of $47,000 to the city. Officials said they hope to create a list of upgrades for the 6,000-seat arena. Those improvements could be included in any new future lease agreement, Spencer said. Councilman Gregory Sal- cido said the relationship between Ventura Productions and the city has been mutually productive. “There is a good working relationship, but we must be diligent in exploring all options available,” he said. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028last_img read more

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Mahrez or Sane? Man City predicted line-up to face United

first_img RANKED 2 Pep Guardiola, therefore, has a selection headache ahead of the visit of bitter rivals Manchester United.Gabriel Jesus, who has very-much been second-choice to Sergio Aguero this season, bagged a hat-trick in midweek.And there is little to separate Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez, both of whom scored when picked against Saints and Shakhtar respectively.The good news for Guardiola is that he has no fresh injury concerns. Kevin De Bruyne (knee) and second-choice goalkeeper Claudio Bravo (Achilles) are the only major absentees for City.So who will start in the all-important derby? Here is how talkSPORT.com expects City to line up… Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Man City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy; B. Silva, Fernandinho, D. Silva; Sterling, Aguero, Sane Latest Football News Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow REVEALED BEST OF ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED 2 Mahrez and Sane are both pushing to start on Sunday Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Manchester City have shown this past week they can blow teams away regardless of which eleven players start the game.A heavily-rotated side battered Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, just four days after a stunning 6-1 victory over Southampton in the Premier League. no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury last_img read more

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