Location: 17171 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, Florida
Opened: 1970
Demolished: 1993
Current Status: Sedano's Supermarket
Nickname: "The Sporto"
Famed Tenants: Rock & Roll

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While by almost every measure the Sportatorium was a failure as a sports arena and venue, it somehow thrived as a rock music venue in the 1970s and 80s. Notorious for bad acoustics and a leaky roof, it was one of the only indoor venues in South Florida at the time. Nearly every major act of the era toured through the Sporto, from Led Zeppelin to the Beastie Boys to Neil Young to Elvis Presley to Thin Lizzy (a week after Elvis!).