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5255 Paoli Way
(562) 570-3215
106.4 acres)


One of the world's premier water skiing facilities. Sand beach, rest rooms, picnicking and ample parking. A great location to rent for a special event. Rates are available on request. The stadium was the site for the 1932 Olympic Rowing competition and the 1968 Olympic rowing trials. Marine Stadium was recently designated as an official state historic site. 

Water skiing is permissible in designated areas only between 8 a.m. and sunset. 

Rowing is allowed from sunrise to 8 a.m. Before sunrise and after sunset, rowing is allowed only with the proper running lights and observing the 5 mile per hour speed limit. 

The Southern California Speedboat Club (SCSC) has been putting on professional power boat races at Marine Stadium since 1946. SCSC continues that great tradition with the annual SEA FESTIVAL event "The Long Beach Sprint Nationals" held annually in August. Race teams from across the nation converge on the "birthplace" of powerboat racing on the West Coast to try to capture the National Championship at world famous Long Beach Marine Stadium. From flatbottoms to tunnel boats and everything in between the Long Beach Sprint Nationals has become once again a great annual event that local residents and fans alike look forward to at the "stadium". For more information please visit http://www.scscracing.com/

Marine Stadium Hotline:
570-3203 for information on closures due to special events.


Located in Alamitos Bay southeast from Loynes Drive at Marina Vista Park, the site was acquired in 1923 in a purchase that included Recreation Park and Colorado Lagoon. The original Alamitos Bay estuary land was dredged to create Marine Stadium in 1925 and extended in 1932 to for the 1932 Olympics Rowing Events.

In 2007, the Rowing Center expanded to meet the increasing popularity of the venue and to accommodate new teen and disable rowing programs. Facility users raised much of the funding for the expansion, with the remainder from the Tidelands Fund.In 1997, temporary parking lot/grandstands on the north shore was replaced with turf. In 2008, a weekly Farmer's Market began in the parking lot in the southwest corner.

In 2009, two restrooms on the south side were replaced with modular restrooms. The fence separating the residential neighborhood from the Stadium was removed and partially replaced with a decorative fence where residents preferred the separation.

Planned for 2009 is the beginning of the Termino Avenue Drain project where an expanded storm drain line will be built from approximately Anaheim Street and outflow into Marine Stadium (instead of the current outflow into Colorado Lagoon). The north end of Marine Stadium is a popular location for Municipal Band concerts.


Launch your boats for a $12 launching fee.

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