Murdock Stadium

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Murdock Stadium
Location16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, California 90506
Coordinates33°53′4″N 118°19′56″W / 33.88444°N 118.33222°W / 33.88444; -118.33222Coordinates: 33°53′4″N 118°19′56″W / 33.88444°N 118.33222°W / 33.88444; -118.33222
OwnerEl Camino College
El Camino College (1958-present)
Los Angeles Aztecs (NASL) (1975–1976)

Murdock Stadium is a stadium on the campus of El Camino College in Torrance, California.

Built in 1958 the stadium seats around 12,127 on wood-backed bleacher seats. It was home to the North American Soccer League's Los Angeles Aztecs for two years (1975–1976) as well as several United States men's national soccer team FIFA World Cup qualification matches. Today, it hosts El Camino College's American football team. The stadium was originally named after the founding president of the college, Forrest G. Murdock.

The stadium was also used as the main stadium in the 2005 remake of the 1974 film, The Longest Yard. The 2005 film starred Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, James Cromwell and Burt Reynolds, who actually played the lead role in the original film.

The original stadium was demolished and a new state of the art stadium was opened in September 2016.[1]

International games[edit]

Date Competition Team Res Team
19 May 1985 1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification  United States 1-0  Trinidad and Tobago
31 May 1985 1986 FIFA World Cup Qualification  United States 0-1  Costa Rica
13 May 1989 1990 FIFA World Cup Qualification  United States 1-1  Trinidad and Tobago
16 March 1991 1991 North American Nations Cup  United States 2-0  Canada


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