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Can L.A.'s aging Grand Dame, Memorial Coliseum, take center stage one more time?

Can L.A.'s aging Grand Dame, Memorial Coliseum, take center stage one more time?

The seats creak and the rows are so narrow that Rams fans might find their knees in position to do duty for the cup-holders that they won’t find in their armrests. The low entrance tunnels feel like they were built for hobbits.

The Rams return Sunday to Los Angeles to the same stadium they left 37 years ago — one built for the thinner, shorter, less-pampered Angelenos of the 1920s.

But the arena's grandeur has never shrunk with the times. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the centerpiece of Los Angeles’ current bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, rose from the dirt at the peak of a remote city’s boundless ambition — a city that had just...

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