Los Angeles Sports Arena to hit final note with Bruce Springsteen concert on Saturday
All good buildings must meet the wrecking ball, unfortunately, and if you are gonna finish, you may as well go out with a Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band show.
The Los Angeles Sports Arena -- aka the joint that don't disappoint -- opened in July of 1959. What once was state-of-the-art has turned into a testament to what classic arenas used to be.
Saturday night's third Springsteen show of the week will be the grand finale for a venue that has played host to a Democratic Convention, Final Four (men's and women's), NBA Finals, a then-Cassius Clay bout and numerous big-name concerts.
And before Saturday's last dance, here's a look at the dump that jumps.
John F. Kennedy received the nomination in LA at the Democratic National Convention in 1960.
Cassius Clay put a beating on Archie Moore in November of 1962. Moore was no match for his younger foe, winding up being knocked out in the fourth round.
Willie O'Ree, the first African-American to play in the NHL, was member of the LA Blades in the 1963-64 season.
The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics met in NBA Finals at the venue.
Larry Brown, a man of many coaching gigs, celebrated a milestone victory as Clipper coach. It was No. 600 for Brown.
Bill Walton was a visitor as a member of UCLA's great teams when it faced USC. He was at home, however, in the NBA as a Clipper.
Mark Breland fought in the Olympics at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
Thomas Hearns appeared there as a pro.
And that brings us to March 19. Will Springsteen play Save The Last Dance for Me, as he did during his final show at Philadelphia's Spectrum?