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Football: Coliseum is likely site for City Division I final

Good news for City Section football fans who like tradition and playing championship events in professional sports venues.

The City Section is expected to soon finalize a deal to keep its Division I championship football game at the Coliseum. The game would be played on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. The Division II final would be played on Friday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. at East Los Angeles College.

The City Section had originally announced East L.A. would host both games because of budget reasons, but the Coliseum has cut its fee to $5,000 and will get sponsorships to make up the difference, according to assistant City Section commissioner John Aguirre.

Kudos go to Councilman Tom LaBonge, a member of the Coliseum Commission, and Todd Destefano from the Coliseum management team, for helping put together a deal that Aguirre said he expects to be completed shortly.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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I'm sorry, and I try not to disrespect for the City section schools, but these games just aren't that relevant. You're going to draw a couple of thousand fans, but none of these teams will figure in the top tier of SoCal high school football. It would probably be better to hold these games in a smaller venue.

Hey Zeus

Make the cost of admission $3 and market the game using Twitter & Facebook so that at least 10,000 attend - otherwise, it's like playing in a cavernous bowl of empty seats


Hey city section administrators, why can't the DII schools play at the coliseum too? Is it that all the east la schools aren't wanted there?


But think of the 80,000 people there, disguised as empty seats.


It's a shame the kids have to play in that dump, not to mention the neighborhood.


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