Walter pyramid is actually one of mankind’s most admired systems. Here the pyramid of Long Beach State which is a unique sport arena named as The Walter Pyramid – is one of only three true pyramids in the United States. Where second is in Las Vegas and last in Memphis. It is completed in 1994. It measures 345 feet on each side. Its cobalt-blue exterior is a Long Beach landmark and at a height of 18 stories (192 feet), can be widely seen from most points on campus. Constructed at a cost of $22 million, it is best known as the home of Long Beach State’s men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams. It was the proposed site for team handball in the Los Angeles’ bid for the 2012 Olympic Games. The Walter Pyramid has a unique seating system which raises and lowers seats into place to turn the facility from a multi-court, multi-user playground into a sports arena for spectators. Once all of the seats are lowered and courtside chairs are added, there is room for up to 5,000 spectators. Architect Don Gibbs designed the facility for future expansion to 7,500 seats.
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The Walter Pyramid is located on the Long Beach State campus and is best accessed from the San Diego (405) Freeway via the Palo Verde Avenue exit. From the exit, take Palo Verde to Atherton Street and turn right. The Walter Pyramid is then in sight at the corner of Atherton and Merriam Way on the campus. The facility is managed by the university. The floor area comprises approximately 38,000 square feet in a 180 by 210 foot configuration. The floor is all beech wood and the minimum ceiling height is 60 feet, making the arena a favorite for volleyball and similar sports. There are five modern locker rooms on the site, varying in size from 504 to 945 square feet each plus the 1,200 sq.ft. Ukleja Room for administrative or hospitality use. The Pyramid also contains a remarkable, 17,000 sq.ft. Fitness Club integrated into one of the corners of the concourse area. Lighting is of broadcast quality, with approximately 150 footcandles available. There are multiple concession stands and a scoreboard. Adjacent parking is available for up to 2,000 cars in surface lots and nearby parking structures. Check out more about Walter Pyramid and learn & explore many things. Enjoy the games.
Rancho los Alamitos
Rancho Los Alamitos is twice listed on the National Register of Historic Places – once as the sacred Tongva village of Povuu’ngna, the traditional birthplace of the native people of the Los Angeles Basin and, second, for the evolution of its significant historic landscape over time. The site includes traces of the ancestral village, an adobe-core ranch house ca.1800, four acres of lush historic gardens developed during the 1920s and 30s, and the restored working ranch barnyard of the early-mid 20th century. With the opening of the Rancho Center, the film, new exhibits and room environments feature the landscape, the people and the place over time and within the context of the development of the region and the state.
Important Points: The Rancho Los Alamitos will be closed on the following days in May, 2015 on Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th. The Rancho is closed to the Public but it will be open to Cactus Show Attendees Only. Also it will be closed for the public on Thursday, May 14th but again will be open for Cottonwood Award Luncheon.
Plan for a wonderful trip to Long Beach and check out the Shoreline Village, Rainbow Harbor, Aquarium of the Pacific, California State University, Long Beach, Catalina Express, Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show & Cruise and many more attractions like this. Also find more places where you can enjoy and explore many things. Come and Stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites Long Beach hotel and get rooms at very affordable rates which are filled with all amenities like refrigerator, dryer, TV, Wi-Fi, Internet access, free parking, free breakfast, and more like that. For more details about hotel reservations in Long Beach go through the website.