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Hollywood Sportatorium...Remember when...

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Finally...a place where we can all share pictures and memories of the now infamous Hollywood Sportatorium!   Hi, this is Suzzy (Big Sue to some of your from way back when) and I used to run security at the Hollywood Sportatorium. I have purchased this web domain and plan on keeping it for many, many decades.  What better way to pay homage to one of the most notorious concert venues in the entire North American continent than to have the fans themselves do the honors!

I welcome any and all comments, stories, pictures, copies of ticket stubs or ANYTHING else at all that you think should be posted onto this site.  Each posting will receive credit from the person submitting the "item", so if someone else was involved in the picture taking or it was their camera, your film etc…. make sure to give them credit too!

Rock's worst venue? The Hollywood Sportatorium was Broward County's "premier" rock mecca for 20 years. It leaked, it rattled, it was a dump...and I am shocked it did not sink in the muck....but the parking lot hosted some of the greatest parties of the 70's and 80's.

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Aerial view of the Sporto,
 looking West towards 172nd avenue in the 80's.
Courtesy
Mmarovitch

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Andre the Giant & NWA Wrestling Scaffold Match

June 16, 1987 Courtesy Dan Santoro 

Andre the Giant
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Courtesy Dan Santoro

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Courtesy Ben Schertzer
Aerosmith Cellar Door May 29 1978
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Courtesy Ben Schertzer

Lemon
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Unknown

Rorer
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Unknown

Exterior view of the Sporto.
Courtesy the
City of Pembroke Pines archives.

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Author unknown submitted by Anonymous at their request

Sporto Construction
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Author unknown submitted by Anonymous at their request

Inside Sporto construction
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Author unknown submitted by Anonymous at their request

Led Zepplin courtesy Dan Santoro

Led Zepplin courtesy Dan Santoro
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Inside the Sporto Courtesy Suzzy Hald

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Courtesy Suzzy Hald

Courtesy Ben Schertzer
Sporto Backstage Security Shirt
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Courtesy Ben Schertzer

Fans breaching the wall Aerosmith 1978
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Courtesy Ben Shertzer

Only known picture of the interior of the
Sporto prior to a concert.  Seen is the
1982 Van Halen setup. Courtesy Suzzy Hald

1982 Van Halen stage setup taken by Suzzy
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Only know picture of the inside of the Sportatorium pre show

Video taken on October 19, 1993 of the demolition of the Sporto.

Two Lane's to the Sporto courtesy Fred Sower

Two Lane's to the Sporto courtesy Fred Sower
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Hollywood Speedway & Sporto Opening

 courtesy Greg Jones

Hollywood Speedway courtesy Greg Jones
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Sporto Opening courtesy Greg Jones
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Courtesy Ben Schertzer

Prior to tear down
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Courtesy Ben Schertzer

Outside the Wall at the mote
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Courtesy Ben Schertzer

Seating Setup after Festival seating cancelled
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Courtesy Ben Schertzer

Courtesy Danny Cuthbert
A piece of the Sporto Wall
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Courtesy Danny Cuthbert

Ya gotta love the 70's Courtesy Suzzy Hald

Fans enjoying the show
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Courtesy Suzzy Hald

Bruce Springsteen Hollywood Sportatorium
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February 20, 1981 photo: BenSchertzer

Want to get in touch? You can me e-mail at:

suzzy@hollywoodsportatorium.com

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