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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM

Location 3911 South Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, California90037

Broke ground 1922, Opened 1923

 

First Dodgers Game April 18, 1958

Last Dodgers Game September 20, 1961

Replaced by Dodger Stadium (Dodgers, 1962)

 

Owner L.A. Coliseum Commission

Operator Spectacor Management Group

Surface Grass

 

Construction cost $955,000, $950,000 ('58 renovations)

Architect John Parkinson

 

Tenants

USC Trojans (NCAA, 1923-Present)

UCLA Bruins (NCAA, ?-1982)

Summer Olympics (1932, 1984)

Los Angeles Rams (NFL, 1946-1979)

Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB, 1958-1961)

Los Angeles Chargers (AFL, 1960)

Los Angeles Raiders (NFL, 1982-1994)

Los Angeles Express (USFL, 1983-1985)

Los Angeles Xtreme (XFL, 2001)

 

Seating capacity

74,000 (1923), 75,000 (1928), 105,000 (1932),

103,000 (1941), 105,000 (1944), 103,500 (1947),

101,671 (1948), 105,000 (1952), 101,528 (1956),

93,000 (1958), 94,600 (1959), 70,000 (1965),

76,000 (1968), 78,000 (1972), 76,000 (1973),

92,000 (1974), 91,038 (1976), 71,432 (1977),

71,039 (1978), 73,999 (1979), 92,488 (1982),

92,498 (1983), 92,516 (1985), 92,488 (1988).

 

Dimensions (in feet)

Left Field - 250 (1958), 251.6 (1959)

Left-Center - 425 (1958), 417 (1959)

Center Field - 425 (1958), 420 (1959)

Right-Center - 440 ('58), 375 ('59) 394 ('60)

Right Field - 301 (1958), 300 (1959)

 

FIRSTS at LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM

04/18/1958 Giants 5, Dodgers 6

Attendance 78,672

Hit Jim Davenport (single)

Win Carl Erskine

Loss Al Worthington

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