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Olympic Auditorium

Address: 
1801 S. Grand Avenue
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Postal Code: 
90015
Capacity: 
7,007
Opened: 
1925

The Grand Olympic Auditorium was built in 1924 specifically for the 1932 Summer Olympics, which saw the boxing, weightlifting and wrestling events held there. At the time it was the largest indoor venue in the U.S., originally seating 15,300. The grand opening of the Olympic Auditorium was on August 5, 1925, and was a major media event, attended by such celebrities as Jack Dempsey and Rudolph Valentino. Some scenes in the 1976 film Rocky were filmed at the venue.