Los Angeles set sports history Sunday, as it hosted the first “sports equinox,” in which teams from all five American major professional sports leagues — football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer — played in the same metropolitan area on the same day.
In addition to Game 5 of Major League Baseball’s World Series played Sunday evening at Dodger Stadium — where the Boston Red Sox clinched the World Series with a 5-1 win over the hometown Dodgers — the National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams, the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers, the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings and the Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy all played home games Sunday or Sunday evening in Los Angeles, the first city where that has happened.
At least three pairs of superfans are known to have teamed-up to attend each of the five home games.
Included in that effort was entertainer Lance Bass and his husband, Michael Turchin.
Additionally, Midwest-based Sam Lipton and Daniel “Alfie” Alfredson flew west to see all five games. Lipton is a 33-year-old Australia native who works in Internet Technology and Alfredson is a 31-year-old investment professional.
The two have evaluated schedules and data for four years in hopes of one day attending all games in a Super Sports Equinox. The Discover LA visitor’s center provided them with access and transportation — including a helicopter — to some of the games Sunday.
The third known duo to take in at least parts of all five games were Branimir Kvartuc, Communications Director for Los Angeles Councilman Joe Buscaino; and Doane Liu, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Department of Tourism and Convention Development.
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