Atlantic City Successfully Stages Indoor Football Game (Apr, 1931)

Atlantic City Successfully Stages Indoor Football Game

ELECTRICAL engineers made possible the playing of the first indoor football game in the vast Atlantic City auditorium. The 20,000 thrilled spectators had no difficulty in enjoying the night game, thanks to the use of a white football and the powerful lighting system which assured the best visibility. A battery of more than 600 floodlight projectors, spaced 14 feet apart in the trusses arching across the curved ceiling, poured artificial light down on the large field.

Engineers transported 48 cars of dirt from the interior of New Jersey to provide an earthen playing field.

  1. Hirudinea says: March 4, 20115:59 pm

    And Arena Football was born.

  2. Bart says: March 5, 20118:12 am

    Awesome find… gonna bookmark this one. I guess I thought the first indoor game was in the Astrodome.

  3. Thundercat says: March 6, 20115:56 pm

    Wow, I remember going there when it looked exactly like that. After the renovation the walls look different. I think they kept the original stage however.

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