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Old 02-27-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Did the Dodgers ever play in Wrigley Field, or did they only play in the Coliseum prior to Dodger Stadium's opening?

Even bigger fun facts: Dodger Stadium was called "Chavez Ravine" during Angels home games there and LA's Wrigley Field was the location for an old tv show called Home Run Derby. ESPN Classic used to show reruns of that all the time.
The coliseum for about 3 years I think. They moved to L.A. in 58, played in the Coliseum in58,59 and 60 but I think Chevez Regrime was opened in 61.

Hubby worked for a daily newspaper back then and they had season tickets. we would take the bus from where we lived to the coliseum at least once every home stand, sometimes 2 or 3 times.


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Old 02-27-2009, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Earth
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the dodger support is greater than the laker support. everywhere i go i see dodgers gear. on top of that attendance records are broken yearly. especially since the expansion.

but it could all be perception.

as for the non LA teams. the difference is that the Raiders were an LA team. which creates a special link between this team and LA. if there is a base of NFL fans, it will be Raiders. even before any other NFL team. i think the cowboys would come second after the raiders.

thats the streets of course.
There are a great deal of bars with Patriots signs and logos in L.A. - does that count as the "streets"?
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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There are a great deal of bars with Patriots signs and logos in L.A. - does that count as the "streets"?

Combination of people from new england that moved to LA and bandwagon fans.
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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The Lakers played at the "Fabulous Forum" before Staples. Before that they played at the Sports Arena. When they moved to the Forum they changed their colors from blue white to purple and gold.




Trivia Question: The Fabulous Forum opened on Dec 30, 1967 and its first event was a Kings Hockey Game. The Kings first season was 1967-1968. Where did the Kings play their home games before the Forum opened?



Next Trivia Question: Who is this 1967 Los Angeles King?
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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The Lakers played at the "Fabulous Forum" before Staples. Before that they played at the Sports Arena. When they moved to the Forum they changed their colors from blue white to purple and gold.




Trivia Question: The Fabulous Forum opened on Dec 30, 1967 and its first event was a Kings Hockey Game. The Kings first season was 1967-1968. Where did the Kings play their home games before the Forum opened?



Next Trivia Question: Who is this 1967 Los Angeles King?
played in the sports arena, but I don't know who the guy is, I am not a hockey fan...
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Old 02-28-2009, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Northern Arizona
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I thought the Kings played a season at the Long Beach Arena, but I have a hard time trusting Wikipedia.
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I thought the Kings played a season at the Long Beach Arena
Correct.
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Old 02-28-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Correct.
Charles, if it wasn't the Kings we saw play at the sports arena, who was it? All we can remember is going to one Hockey game while still in Ca, I don't know when it was, but you know what? We weren't even in So Ca in 67, we were living in the bay area...Damn, it is horrible getting old??? Was there a team before the Kings? We left Los Angeles in 65 and returned in 1970.

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Old 02-28-2009, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Charles, if it wasn't the Kings we saw play at the sports arena, who was it? All we can remember is going to one Hockey game while still in Ca, I don't know when it was, but you know what? We weren't even in So Ca in 67, we were living in the bay area...Damn, it is horrible getting old??? Was there a team before the Kings? We left Los Angeles in 65 and returned in 1970.

Nita
"The Los Angeles Sharks were an ice hockey team that played in the World Hockey Association from 1972 to 1974 They alternated home arenas between the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and the Long Beach Sports Arena. "

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Old 02-28-2009, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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"The Los Angeles Sharks were an ice hockey team that played in the World Hockey Association from 1972 to 1974 They alternated home arenas between the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and the Long Beach Sports Arena. "

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Los Angeles Sharks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
thanks Charles, that is it. I knew it was in the 70s (early 70s) and even my husband Pat couldn't remember. He never forgets anything that has to do with sports...

Thanks again, you seem to know everything about So Ca.

Nita
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