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Honestly, this may be the best idea for an original thread this year.

I tried to post the Omni Arena and Greensboro Coliseum logos, but the links didn't work. But I love the superdome configuration. I also know BC Place looked like the Metrodome with their baseball field.

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Did anyone else notice this?: The L ans S represent the Mississippi River's shape as it snakes through New Orleans and the dot is the Superdome's location in the City near the Mississippi. This is a simplified bird's eye view of New Orleans. Clever!

You sir are the Indiana Jones of logos! My mind is completely blown right now because I looked at a Google Earth image of New Orleans and your L.S. river theory is totally right! WOW! Below is the image I looked at that for me is proof without a doubt that this logo indeed represents a bird's eye view of New Orleans with the L and S doubling / acting as the shape of the river and the circle representing the top of the Superdome in the general location of where it is in relation to the river: 88483b60d07639ae3155194e187c383d.png For me, this info instantly puts this logo in the top 10 logos of all time! Maybe even top 3! I'd love to hear how this L-and-S-as-river / river-as-L-and-S idea came about because it is absolutely brilliant!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!1!!!111!!!!!

Gracias! But yeah, serious credit to the designer.

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A bit bland, but it fits the description (1975). This sign still stands on I75 I think?

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Great thread, love these old logos.

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The Kingdome (Seattle) logo from when it first opened; I don't think it was used that much.

Yes, it was:

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The Kingdome (Seattle) logo from when it first opened; I don't think it was used that much.

Yes, it was:

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Kingdome logo reminds me of the classic EPCOT Center logos. Particularly Communicore.

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There used to be a red stylized "A" inside a white circle at midfield at Arrowhead Stadium. I think the "A" is the same as the one in the word "Arrowhead" on the back side of the jumbotrons that face the parking lot.

I don't know about the "A" inside a white circle logo being used now but it seems like the Arrowhead word mark is still in use on the outside of the stadium and on the jumbotrons:

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BTW: That is one MASSIVE freakin' jumbotron!!! I feel sorry for the people who have to sit underneath it... it must be boiling hot under there!

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The Kingdome (Seattle) logo from when it first opened; I don't think it was used that much.

Yes, it was:

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Kingdome logo reminds me of the classic EPCOT Center logos. Particularly Communicore.

I love those logos! Very 70's looking even though they debuted in the 80's. Reason for this is because they were designed in the 70's as it took probably the entire decade of the 70's if not longer to plan, develop, and design Epcot. Here are the logos in color and black and white:

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Honestly, this may be the best idea for an original thread this year.

I tried to post the Omni Arena and Greensboro Coliseum logos, but the links didn't work. But I love the superdome configuration. I also know BC Place looked like the Metrodome with their baseball field.

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Really not too different than the Greensboro Coliseum's logo now, but it's not bad.

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I'm trying to track down a logo of the (original) Charlotte Coliseum (now Bojangles' Coliseum) but it doesn't appear they had one.

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Not exactly a "logo" but this was a sign inside of the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium which welcomed guests as they entered. Obviously the photo is from the 90s, not sure if this was in existence before then. Just trying to get Buffalo into the mix somehow.

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Not exactly a "logo" but this was a sign inside of the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium which welcomed guests as they entered. Obviously the photo is from the 90s, not sure if this was in existence before then. Just trying to get Buffalo into the mix somehow.

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Very nice to see the emblem up close. Although by the time the Sabres debuted, you'd think they would have an abstract buffalo design to represent the arena.

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Great Thread

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Not exactly a "logo" but this was a sign inside of the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium which welcomed guests as they entered. Obviously the photo is from the 90s, not sure if this was in existence before then. Just trying to get Buffalo into the mix somehow.

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Very nice to see the emblem up close. Although by the time the Sabres debuted, you'd think they would have an abstract buffalo design to represent the arena.

Seriously. Like I said, I just wanted to get my hometown into the mix, but our stadiums don't have their own logos. Lame.

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Can't find a photo of the old Hersheypark Arena with a basketball court over the ice, but their old court had the rainbow logo in the center and red keys/baselines. My HS team played a playoff game there on that court just before they opened the Hershey Bears' new home, the Giant Center. This was the same court that Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points on! The still use the logo today on a ferris wheel in the park.

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The building, the roof looked very cool from the inside.

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Was going to post one of the Orioles home before Camden Yards.

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Camden is incredible but Memorial was a good home too. That entry wall was pretty grand.

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Reunion Arena, Dallas (broke ground in 1978, opened in 1980):

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Reunion Arena, Dallas (broke ground in 1978, opened in 1980):

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Oh my God... that looks so freakin' eerily similar to the original Superdome logo! The two curved lines combined with a circle off to the side... I wouldn't be surprised if the same designer designed both logos!

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Now, since both logos are so similar, and since the Superdome logo is a bird's eye view of downtown New Orleans with the L and S doubling as the Mississippi River and the circle acting as the Superdome in the general location of where it is in relation to the river, I thought WHAT IF this Reunion Arena had some kind of secret meaning behind it too?

So I immediately went to Wikipedia, got the address of Reunion Arena, copy and pasted into Google and hit enter. Google Maps came up, showing the location where the arena used to be (it was demolished about five years ago). Now, I was kind of disappointed that there wasn't a river nearby that the blue lines in the logo could be representing, but I *DID* notice that the shape of the nearby highways is ridiculously similar to the shape of the blue lines in the logo. You have to rotate the map around a bit to get the same angle, but you can't deny you get a very similar effect of the river / L.S. in the Superdome logo. Check it out:

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Map not rotated with red dot representing location of Reunion Arena:

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Map rotated to match angle of Reunion Arena logo:

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Do we have ANOTHER major logo discovery on our hands??????????

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I'm not sure it's a major logo discovery...but it's neat.

I just like how the the logo is an r and a (lower case), with the dot creating the distinguing part of the a.

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