“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Belmont Heights in Long Beach in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Long Beach Marine Stadium

Long Beach Marine Stadium image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Leticia A. Kohnen, November 24, 2006
1. Long Beach Marine Stadium
Inscription.  Created in 1932 for the rowing events of the Xth Olympiad, the Stadium was the first manmade rowing course in the United States. Its width allowed four teams to race abreast, eliminating additional heats and allowing oarsmen to enter the finals at the peak of their form. Later it served as the venue for the 1968 and 1976 United States men’s Olympic rowing trials and the 1984 United States women's Olympic rowing trials. The site remains an important training and competitive center for rowers, including our National and Olympic teams.
Erected 1995 by State Department of Parks & Recreation, Boy Scouts of America, City of Long Beach & local Community. (Marker Number 1014.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: SportsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1932.
Location. 33° 46.143′ N, 118° 7.966′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. It is in Belmont Heights. Marker is at the intersection of Appian Way and Nieto Avenue on Appian Way. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Long Beach CA 90803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association (approx. half
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a mile away); Recreation Park Bandshell (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Lone Sailor (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rancho Los Alamitos (approx. 1.6 miles away); La Ciudad de Valparaiso a La Ciudad de Long Beach (approx. 2 miles away); JAAN-2 Gun Battery (approx. 2 miles away); San Gabriel River Basin (approx. 2.1 miles away); Discovery Well - Signal Hill Field (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Beach.
More about this marker. Stadium Bleachers and Reviewing Stand are on the west shore of the stadium, accessed via Appian Way at Nieto Drive. Plaque is located on the east shore sidewalk, near Pete Archer Rowing Center which is accessed via E. 3rd St at E. Marina Dr.

The Watercourse for the Marine Stadium is one-mile long & 200 yards wide, allowing teams from as many as four different countries to compete simultaneously. While built and used for the 1932 & 1984 Olympiad's, the Marine stadium is used today for waterskiing & Rowing practice & competition and for the annual Long Beach Summer Festival which includes a parade of waterborne floats.
Additional keywords. XIII Olympics, Crewing, Rowing, International Sports Compitition
Long Beach Marine Staduim image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Leticia A. Kohnen, November 24, 2006
2. Long Beach Marine Staduim
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 4,277 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 1, 2023