Smith Fox - Too many concerts to remember at the Sporto...some called it the scumatorium, the slumatorium,
but you know they loved it! It was way out in BFE, and I lived in W Pembroke Pines which was "way out west" back
in the day, and it took a long time to get there from my house. I saw many hair/metal bands...Bon Jovi, Leppard, Motley, GNR,
etc as well as great rock bands like Journey and Boston. Ahhhh...great memories.
Kathy Smith Fox - Too many concerts to remember at the Sporto...some called it the scumatorium, the slumatorium, but you know they loved it! It was way out in BFE, and I lived in W Pembroke Pines which was "way out west" back in the day, and it took a long time to get there from my house. I saw many hair/metal bands...Bon Jovi, Leppard, Motley, GNR, etc as well as great rock bands like Journey and Boston. Ahhhh...great memories.
Keith Tenhagen - I grew up in Sunshine Ranches and went to more concerts at the Sport-hole than I can remember. I seen every major concert there from ZZTop/Point Blank on oct 2 1976 on. I seen Skynyrd 3 days before their plane crash. Watched Mahogany Rush record the Live album on Oct 2nd 1977 at Octoberfest. My father was the city Attorney for the city of Miramar and was the one that annixed the land for Steven Calder in 1969 when they built the building.
Stacy Scott - Van Halen 1984, rod stwerat, madonna like a virgn tour, judas priest, grateful dead, billy joel , elton john....all in high school!!!
Scott Pirtle - So many concerts. So few memories thanks to that cloud that was always hanging over the crowd.
Jim Gillen - Foreigner Double Vision Tour with The Cars opening up and playing their 1st album......1978....Fought our way up to the front (general admission) before the Who tragedy in Cincinnati changed it all....Still have the t-shirt
Fred Sower - The last show I saw at the Sportatorium was one of the last EVER there: AC/DC on the Blow Up Your Video Tour. I vividly remember one of the cannons catching a whole row of seats on fire when it backfired during "For Those About to Rock." They were in no hurry to put the fire out as they really didn't give a shit. Haha! (ote from Suzzy, that would be Pyro Pete!)
Patricia Kennedy Campbell - LOVED the Sportatorium..... can u say "contact buzz"....lol. saw so many concerts there, best memory was Lynyrd Skynyrd right before their plane crashed.... oh and Nugent coming out swinging on his tarzan rope..... ahhhh the memories
Mike Vendetti - Alice Cooper's 'Welcome To My Nightmare' was one of the best concerts I have attended. It was amazing. I think it was around 75'-76'.
Jim Gillen - Anyone remember Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush opening for Aerosmith in 1978??
Donna Marie Vignari- Quinones - I do remember Frank Marino and mahogany rush headlining the Rock and Roll Marathon with mothers finest an angel and that show it was in the pouring rain and the parking lot was a mud pit great show memorable awesome my Camaro is dirty but oh well rock and roll lives on and so
Joy Herro - Good ole "Sporto"! That was great place! I went to many concerts there and don't forget the speedway! Saw Elton, Kansas, Neil Diamond, Jethro Tull (Ian Anderson said HI to me:), even saw Reba, when she was just starting out! I worked there also for a few years at the snack bar. Sometimes we even got to serve beer! (great tips:) and GREAT memories!
Teresa Mericle - My first Concert was Reo-Speedwagon ,opening for Bad Company! the only bitch was the traffic.you had to leave at 4pm to get there on time. the two laner gave you time to party before you got there.
Dennis Andrews - My very first concert was the tear gas filled Rush show...I thought that was the norm. Never saw that place without some sort of haze...