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Built to honor the veterans of World War I in 1921 then rededicated to the veterans of all wars in 1968, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has the merit of being the only stadium in the world that has hosted the Olympic Games twice, in 1932 and 1984, the Super Bowls and the World Series.

Situated next to the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and adjacent to the campus of the University of Southern California (USC), the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is home to the University of Southern California Trojans since 1923 and has sheltered some of the national sports teams of the United States such as the Rams of Cleveland (NFL, 1946-79), the Dodgers of Brooklyn (MLB, 1958-61) and the Lakers of Minneapolis (NBA, 1960-67).

The coliseum was opened to the public in 1923 with a capacity of 75,144, the largest stadium in Los Angeles at that time but expansion was incessant. When it was declared a National Historic Landmark on July 27, 1984, the day before the opening ceremony of the 1984 Summer Olympics, the seating capacity was 91,500. Since then, the coliseum had been a proud venue to some of the country?s unforgettable events such as the exhibition game hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Boston Red Sox that was attended by 115,300 spectators in March 29, 2008 in celebration of their fiftieth anniversary making it a Guinness World Record for the largest attendance ever at a baseball game, the Billy Grahams? appearance in 1963 witnessed by about 134,254 audience (which remains an all-time Coliseum record) and the first ever Papal Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul II during his visit in Los Angeles, California in 1987. Most recent events here include its designation as the end point of the championship parade of the 2009 NBA Champion, Los Angeles Lakers on July 17, 2009 culminating in a celebration and the partially holding of the 2003 and 2010 editions of the X Games.
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