#1014 Long Beach Marine Stadium


#1014 Long Beach Marine Stadium

Site information:

End of Boathouse Lane, Long Beach


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Long Beach Marine Stadium

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.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Boy Scouts of America, the City of Long Beach and the local Community, April 29, 1995

Registered 8/5/1994