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Ben asked in SportsOlympics · 9 years ago

Are there any domes that have held every sport among other regular events?

I have always wondered this. Are there any domes here in the United States that have held every All-American sports including Baseball and Hockey? From Basketball to NFL Football to The NBA to The NCAA Final Four to The NHL Stanley Cup to Lacrosse to Soccer to Tennis to The MLB World Series to Superbowl Sunday to The NCAA BCS Bowl Championship to Field Hockey to concerts including famous ones as we know of today such as "Lady GaGa and Justin Bieber," among other events such as The Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus and Monster JAM and Arena Racing, a Classical Philharmonic Christmas Symphony, American Idol, Walk with The Dinosaurs in 3-D, Business Meetings and Conferences for Schools and Businesses, WWE Monday Night Raw and WWE Friday Night Smackdown, even The PBR Rodeo Tour and Disney on Ice as well as Ice Skating and Gymnastics as well as The NCAA Frozen Four also Democratic and Republican National Convention and High-School graduations and even High-School 4-A Tournaments as well as The ACC Tournament such as The UNC Tar Heels? Are there any Domes here in The United States that are famous that we know of that have held everything there is?

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  • 9 years ago
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    As far as one building hosting an NHL, NBA, MLB, and NFL franchise, the answer is no. Besides physically limitations of having to build and remove an ice rink for a basketball, baseball, or football game, the scheduling would be nightmarish. Imagine the complications of baseball playoffs extended into November, butting up against hockey, basketball, football, and special event schedules.

    The closest you'll get to that is the Seattle Kingdome in the late 1970's, which was home to the NFL Seahawks, MLB Mariners, and, briefly, the NBA Super Sonics. Seattle had no NHL franchise at the time.

    I think the Houston Astrodome may have hosted more different kinds of events than any other dome. It was home to the Houston Oilers (NFL) and Houston Astros (MLB). But it was also the site of the occasional basketball game -- such as the famous 1974 game where the University of Houston upset the UCLA Bruins to snap UCLA's 88-game winning streak. Most iconically, it was where Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match and a motorcycle jump by Evel Kneveil.. I'm sure it also hosted its share of concerts. According to Wikipedia, it has also had motocross races and concerts by Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Guns & Roses, Metallica, etc.

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