Located in Exposition Park adjacent to the Coliseum, with a capacity of over 15,000, the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena plays host to sports events, concerts, and other cultural and musical spectacles. It is frequently the site of commercial and feature film shoots.
Among the many notable events that have taken place at the Sports Arena is the boxing competition for the XXIIIrd Olympiad. In 1984 the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee engaged MLA to design a sound system for the arena’s boxing events. The system was designed using MLA’s proprietary computer modeling software on a tight timeframe with strict structural requirements.
The system was successfully installed and used for the games. In the letter of commendation from the LAOOC they said, “We have received compliments on the quality of speaker coverage that indicates this facility is among the best in the nation. I am convinced that your computer aided layout of speaker coverage is the answer to predictable performance in complex spaces.”