Ground broken for Ontario arena

Ground broken for Ontario arena

A new era has begun for Inland Southern California as ground was broken this week for the area’s first major-league caliber sports/entertainment arena. Located just west of Ontario Mills near the junction of I-10 and I-15, Citizens Business Bank Arena will rise on one of the last remaining parcels of the former Ontario Motor Speedway. As the centerpiece for the…

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Want the NFL back in LA? Think Inland.

Want the NFL back in LA? Think Inland.

Let’s face it, the NFL has wasted nearly a decade attempting to place a team back in Los Angeles. Outside of a few fancy stadium proposals, nothing even close to concrete has come of it. And now, some within the league are saying the cost to re-enter the metropolitan LA market may simply be too high: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry…

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Citizens Business Bank Arena

Citizens Business Bank Arena

Ontario-based Citizens Business Bank announced this week they have bought the naming rights to an 11,000 seat arena planned for Ontario. As the largest locally-based financial institution, the marriage makes perfect sense. Expected to open in late 2008, Citizens Arena is part of the city’s Piemonte at Ontario Center, a mixed-use project planned for the remaining land of what once…

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Riverside International Raceway

Riverside International Raceway

Fifteen years ago (1988), Riverside International Raceway (RIR) threw the checkered flag for the last time. Long regarded as the most demanding road course track on the major racing circuits, the legendary track saw its share of race icons challenge its 9-turn, 3.2 mile track, burning many a transmission in the process. Dan Gurney, A.J. Foyt, Roger Penske, Richard Petty,…

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