Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum | 2018 + 1932 | Exposition Park .
The Coliseum was commissioned in 1921 as a WWI veterans’ memorial (although it was rededicated to all veterans in 1968). Construction took 16 months in Exposition Park, which was previously occupied by farmers and horse, dog, camel, and car racing. When the Coliseum opened in 1923, it was the largest stadium in the city with a capacity of 75,000, and it has since become known as one of the greatest stadiums in the world. Countless historic events have taken place there, including two Olympics (the only facility in the world to do so), two Super Bowls, one World Series, a Papal Mass, and visits from several international dignitaries and US Presidents. It has also hosted several concerts. It has served as the home field for the USC Trojans since 1923, and it has also hosted the UCLA Bruins, the LA Rams, and many others. The Coliseum is credited with helping to start the migration of professional sports teams to the west coast. The Olympic rings in the above photo are an homage to the games held there; in preparation for the 1932 Olympics, the stadium was expanded to 100,000 people and the torch and rings were added above the main entrances. Located at Exposition and S. Figueroa #fLashbackLA