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LA Coliseum
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is an outdoor sports stadium located at Exposition Park in Los Angeles, and home to the Trojans football team from the University of Southern California. The Coliseum has a listed seating capacity of 93,607, making it the largest football stadium in the Pac-12 conference. The Coliseum hosted the Summer Olympics in 1932 and 1984. The day before the latter event, it was declared a National Historic Landmark.

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in The Hot WarEdit

When Aaron Finch made a delivery of a new refrigerator to Mrs. O'Byrnne in Torrance, he made a point of driving as close as he could to the atomic blasted ruins of Los Angeles. Among the other things he saw was the wreckage of the Coliseum which looked more battered than the Colosseum in Rome.[1]

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in The Valley-Westside WarEdit

The Coliseum was destroyed by an atomic bomb during the Russian-American War of 1967. It was never rebuilt, as the local civilization was set back to a medieval level. Nevertheless, the hyperbole of describing a large object as "the size of the Coliseum" remained in popular usage in The Valley in the late 21st century.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bombs Away, pg.266, HC.
  2. The Valley-Westside War, p. 48.

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