Omaha, Nebraska

What is Omaha, Nebraska known for?


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in Omaha benefits the city's economy greatly, with the annual College World Series providing important revenue and the city's Henry Doorly Zoo serving as the top attraction in Nebraska. Omaha hosted the U.S. Olympic swim trials in 2008, 2012, and will host the event again in 2016. Notable modern Omaha inventions include the TV dinner, developed by Omaha's then-Carl Swanson Co.;


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at the Douglas House (Douglas House (Omaha)) or the Cozzens House Hotel. Federal Writers Project. (1939) ''Nebraska.'' Nebraska State Historical Society. p. 239. Dodge Street was important early in the city's early commercial history; North 24th Street and South 24th Street (South Omaha Main Street Historic District) developed independently as business districts, as well. Early pioneers were buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery (North Omaha, Nebraska) Prospect Hill


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included crime (Crime in Omaha), such as illicit gambling (Gambling in Omaha, Nebraska) and riots (List of riots and civil unrest in Omaha, Nebraska). Today, the diverse culture of Omaha (Culture of Omaha, Nebraska) includes a variety of performance venues, museums, and musical heritage, including the historically significant jazz scene in North Omaha and the modern and influential "Omaha Sound". Sports


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Union Pacific Railroad url http: www.uprr.com aboutup exec index.shtml#young title UP: Executive Profiles – James R. Young, President and Chief Executive Officer accessdate 2007-01-31 History


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. Construction of the new TD Ameritrade Park began in 2009 and was completed in 2011, also in the North Downtown area, near the CenturyLink Center (CenturyLink Center Omaha). New construction has occurred throughout the city since the start of the 21st century. Important retail and office developments have occurred in West Omaha such as the Village Pointe shopping center and several business parks including First National Business Park and parks for Bank of the West and C&A Industries, Inc and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and several others. Kynaski, J. "West Dodge keeps booming," ''Omaha World-Herald.'' January 16, 2006. Downtown and Midtown Omaha have both seen the development of a significant number of condominiums in recent years. Sindt, R.P. and Shultz, S. "Can Omaha Fill More Condos? City Picks Downtown Developer For Project", ''Omaha World-Herald''. December 14, 2005. Retrieved 9 21 08. ''Market Segmentation: The Omaha Condominium Market'', University of Nebraska Omaha. Retrieved 9 21 08. In Midtown Omaha significant mixed-use projects are underway. The site of the former Ak-Sar-Ben (Ak-Sar-Ben (arena)) arena has been redeveloped into a mixed use development Aksarben Village. In January 2009 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association) announced plans to build a new 10 story, $98 million headquarters, in the Aksarben Village, completed in Spring 2011. Jordan, S. (January 8, 2009) "Blue Cross building new Omaha headquarters", ''Omaha World-Herald''. Retrieved 1 16 09. Gordmans is also currently building their new corporate headquarters in Aksarben. The other major mixed-use development is Midtown Crossing at Turner Park. Developed by Mutual of Omaha, the development includes several condominium towers and retail businesses built around Omaha's Turner Park. (2006) "Mutual of Omaha Unveils Midtown Crossing at Turner Park Development". Mutual of Omaha website. Retrieved 5 18 07. (2007)Urban Design Element Implementation Measures. OmahaByDesign. p. 6. Retrieved 9 26 08. The Holland Performing Arts Center opened in 2005 near the Gene Leahy Mall and the Union Pacific Center opened in 2004. thumb left Photo of the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge (File:The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.jpg) There have also been several developments along the Missouri River waterfront in downtown. The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge was opened to foot and bicycle traffic on September 28, 2008. Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge Iowa Dept. of Transportation. Retrieved August 10, 2012 Started in 2003, "Riverfront Place – ‘Unique New Urban Neighborhood’" City of Omaha (Government of Omaha). November 5, 2003. Retrieved August 10, 2012. RiverFront Place Condos first phase was completed in 2006 and is fully occupied and the second phase was opened in 2011. The development along Omaha's riverfront is attributed with prompting the City of Council Bluffs to move their own riverfront development time line forward. "Council Bluffs Steps Up Riverfront Plans", WOWT. September 12, 2008. Retrieved 9 21 08. In the summers of 2008 and 2012, the United States Olympic Team swimming trials were held in Omaha, at the Qwest Century Link Center. 2008 United States Olympic Swim Team USASwimming.org. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 2008 Olympia Team Trials. USASwimming.org. Retrieved 5 27 08. The event was a highlight in the city's sports community (Sports in Omaha), "Omaha Sports Commission Releases Ticket Information for 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Swimming", Omaha Sports Commission. Retrieved 8 30 08. as well as a showcase for redevelopment in the downtown area. Geography :''See also: Geography of Omaha, Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area.'' Omaha is located at The final round of the 2009 College World Series (w:2009 College World Series) of baseball is set, with eight teams qualifying for the double-elimination tournament (w:Double-elimination tournament). The tournament will begin play on June 13 at Rosenblatt Stadium (w:Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium) in Omaha (w:Omaha, Nebraska), Nebraska in the United States. The College World Series is the final leg of a three-tiered tournament (w:2009 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament) which determines the top baseball team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (w:National Collegiate Athletic Association) (NCAA) Division I (w:Division I)— the top level of play in American college athletics (w:College athletics). The College World Series has been played annually at Rosenblatt Stadium since 1950. left thumb Rosenblatt Stadium, home of the College World Series since 1950 (File:P5160356.JPG) In May of 2007, it was reported that blood samples taken from a Hammerhead shark (w:Hammerhead shark), born in 2001, located in Omaha Nebraska (w:Omaha, Nebraska) at the Henry Doorly Zoo (w:Henry Doorly Zoo) was the product of a "virgin birth". The mother shark was in a tank with three other hammerheads, all female, and the baby shark was also born in the same tank. Tests on the DNA from the baby shark show that there was no "chromosomal contribution" of a male shark present in the blood, something that is required in order for mating to have taken place.


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. Todd Storz Credit for the format is widely given to Todd Storz, who was the director of radio station KOWH (KCRO)-AM in Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska), Nebraska in 1951. At that time typical AM radio programming consisted largely of "block programming" — pre-scheduled, sponsored programs of a wide variety, including radio dramas and variety shows. Local popular music hits, if they made it on the air at all, had to be worked in between these segments. Storz noted


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, Florida ; Omaha, Nebraska (known as the Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare of Herzing University) and Toledo, Ohio. In July 1847, Mormon leader Brigham Young led a vanguard company of emigrants from Winter Quarters (Omaha, Nebraska), what is now Omaha, to the future site of Salt Lake City (Salt Lake City, Utah). The company chose to use the Hastings Cutoff passing through modern-day Emigration Canyon. Young's group made remarkable improvements to some parts of the cutoff on their journey so subsequent Mormon companies could more easily make it through to the Salt Lake valley. William Clayton, the company's scribe, stated in his journals that the company tried to follow the route left by the Donner Party the previous year, yet only occasionally could identify the tracks. A few years later, Mormon emigration companies abandoned the majority of the cutoff route for a new section which today is Parley's Canyon, passing near Park City (Park City, Utah). '''Ansel Briggs''' (February 3, 1806, Shoreham, Vermont – May 5, 1881, Omaha, Nebraska) was the first Governor of Iowa (List of Governors of Iowa), from 1846 to 1850. Briggs was a business entrepreneur, sheriff and a member of the Iowa Territorial House of Representatives before being Governor. While Governor of Iowa he oversaw the formation of the government bodies of Iowa, the state's school system, and diplomatically avoided an armed border dispute with the state of Missouri. Content with his accomplishments as Governor, he declined running for a second term and returned to his business interests. Later in life Briggs was involved in parts farther west in the country and was one of the founders of the new town of Florence, Nebraska. After his term as Governor ended Briggs returned to his residence and businesses in Jackson County. In 1860 he made a trip to Colorado during the mining excitement of the time. In 1863 Briggs with his son John and a large group went to the state of Montana, where he remained until 1865 when he returned to Iowa. In 1870 he moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa and later was one of the founders of the town of Florence, Nebraska. In 1881 after a very brief illness Briggs died at his son John's residence in Omaha, Nebraska. His death was greatly mourned all over Iowa. Governor Gear (John H. Gear) issued a proclamation reciting his services to the State, and ordering half-hour guns to be fired and the national flag on the State capitol to be put at half-mast during the day of the funeral. The final round of the 2009 College World Series (w:2009 College World Series) of baseball is set, with eight teams qualifying for the double-elimination tournament (w:Double-elimination tournament). The tournament will begin play on June 13 at Rosenblatt Stadium (w:Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium) in Omaha (w:Omaha, Nebraska), Nebraska in the United States. The College World Series is the final leg of a three-tiered tournament (w:2009 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament) which determines the top baseball team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (w:National Collegiate Athletic Association) (NCAA) Division I (w:Division I)— the top level of play in American college athletics (w:College athletics). The College World Series has been played annually at Rosenblatt Stadium since 1950. left thumb Rosenblatt Stadium, home of the College World Series since 1950 (File:P5160356.JPG) In May of 2007, it was reported that blood samples taken from a Hammerhead shark (w:Hammerhead shark), born in 2001, located in Omaha Nebraska (w:Omaha, Nebraska) at the Henry Doorly Zoo (w:Henry Doorly Zoo) was the product of a "virgin birth". The mother shark was in a tank with three other hammerheads, all female, and the baby shark was also born in the same tank. Tests on the DNA from the baby shark show that there was no "chromosomal contribution" of a male shark present in the blood, something that is required in order for mating to have taken place.


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. He earned All-Big 12 honors in both , highlighted by a 12–7 record and 3.64 earned run average (ERA) during his junior campaign, establishing a single-season school mark with 162 strikeouts. Fossum also won the C. E. "Pat" Olsen Outstanding Pitcher Award in 1999 and was a second team All-American in 1998. '''Dillons''' is a grocery supermarket chain based in Hutchinson, Kansas, and is a division of The Kroger Company (Kroger). Other


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the filming of the special. Elvis' last concert was in fact on Sunday, June 26, 1977 at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana. No professional recording of this last performance has ever been issued, but bootlegs of amateur recordings have. * Hastings (Hastings, Nebraska), IMAX - Hastings Museum, Showtimes: Theatre: Hastings Museum * Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska), Lozier IMAX Theater, Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska Omaha , AMC Oakview Plaza 24, AMC Theaters, AMC Oakview Plaza 24 Omaha, NE 68144 AMC Movie Theaters * Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska), Lozier IMAX Theater, Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska Omaha , AMC Oakview Plaza 24, AMC Theaters, AMC Oakview Plaza 24 Omaha, NE 68144 AMC Movie Theaters '''Omaha Benson High School Magnet''', '''Benson High Magnet''', or '''Benson High''', is located at 5120 Maple Street in Omaha, Nebraska, in the Benson (Benson, Nebraska) community of Omaha. The original site of Benson High was the current building that houses Benson West Elementary School. Founded in 1904, Benson High is one of the oldest high schools in the state. Its enrollment is approximately 1,500 students. The current principal of Omaha Benson High School is Lisa Dale. The school mascot is the Bunny. "About Benson". Benson High School Magnet website. Retrieved 2011-04-15. image 200px (Image:KCRO logo.png) city Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska), Nebraska area '''KCRO''' 660 AM is an Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska), Nebraska area Salem Communications - owned Christian radio station that can be heard during the day as far south as Missouri and Kansas and North into parts of Minnesota and South Dakota. KCRO airs national programs hosted by such people as Hank Hanegraaff, Jay Sekulow, Adrian Rogers, James Kennedy (James Kennedy (televangelist)), Chuck Smith (Chuck Smith (pastor)), and James Dobson. It also airs local programs from people such as Jeremy Grant, Gary Hutchens, Pat Abendroth, Nate Seitelbach, and Paul Falkowski (Paul Falkowski (broadcaster)). KCRO 660 also airs local gospel shows run by Max Swain, Elder Hunter, and Janice Loud. The general manager of KCRO is Greg Vogt. '''KKAR''' 1290 AM is an Omaha, Nebraska area Talk (Talk radio) Station that airs national talk shows such as Dr. Laura (Laura Schlessinger), Bill O'Reilly (Bill O'Reilly (commentator)), Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, Tammy Bruce and Jerry Doyle (Jerry Doyle (actor)). It is owned by NRG Media. '''KFAB''' (1110 AM (AM Broadcasting)) is a 50,000 watt clear channel (Clear-channel stations) news and talk radio station licensed to Omaha, Nebraska. The station is owned by Clear Channel Communications. It provides a strong signal to most of eastern Nebraska during the day, and at least grade B coverage as far as Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri), Topeka, Sioux City and Des Moines. KFAB's transmission towers are located southeast of the town of Papillion, Nebraska. KFAB history, studio and transmitter site At night, the station's signal reaches most of the Western U.S. '''James Edward Boyd''' (September 9, 1834 The final round of the 2009 College World Series (w:2009 College World Series) of baseball is set, with eight teams qualifying for the double-elimination tournament (w:Double-elimination tournament). The tournament will begin play on June 13 at Rosenblatt Stadium (w:Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium) in Omaha (w:Omaha, Nebraska), Nebraska in the United States. The College World Series is the final leg of a three-tiered tournament (w:2009 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament) which determines the top baseball team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (w:National Collegiate Athletic Association) (NCAA) Division I (w:Division I)— the top level of play in American college athletics (w:College athletics). The College World Series has been played annually at Rosenblatt Stadium since 1950. left thumb Rosenblatt Stadium, home of the College World Series since 1950 (File:P5160356.JPG) In May of 2007, it was reported that blood samples taken from a Hammerhead shark (w:Hammerhead shark), born in 2001, located in Omaha Nebraska (w:Omaha, Nebraska) at the Henry Doorly Zoo (w:Henry Doorly Zoo) was the product of a "virgin birth". The mother shark was in a tank with three other hammerheads, all female, and the baby shark was also born in the same tank. Tests on the DNA from the baby shark show that there was no "chromosomal contribution" of a male shark present in the blood, something that is required in order for mating to have taken place.


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Glinda ''' - The good witch of the South, or Quadling Country, and its benevolent ruler (although in the 1939 MGM movie, she was the Good Witch of the North). foundation 1874 location San Francisco (San Francisco, California) (with major support centers in Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska) and Fargo (Fargo, North Dakota)) key_people Michael Shepherd, Chairman & CEO In March 2004, Bank of the West announced the purchase of Community First Bankshares, a bank holding company that operated Community First National Bank, headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, which had 155 offices in 12 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. BNP Parabas press release detailing acquisitions of Community First and USDB Bancorp. Soon after, Bank of the West agreed to buy USDB Bancorp, the parent of Union Safe Deposit Bank . In December 2005, Bank of the West bought Commercial Federal Corporation of Omaha, Nebraska. This merger added offices in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma to Bank of the West. * Geoffrey de Havilland creates the de Havilland Aircraft Company. Chant, Chris, ''The World The final round of the 2009 College World Series (w:2009 College World Series) of baseball is set, with eight teams qualifying for the double-elimination tournament (w:Double-elimination tournament). The tournament will begin play on June 13 at Rosenblatt Stadium (w:Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium) in Omaha (w:Omaha, Nebraska), Nebraska in the United States. The College World Series is the final leg of a three-tiered tournament (w:2009 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament) which determines the top baseball team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (w:National Collegiate Athletic Association) (NCAA) Division I (w:Division I)— the top level of play in American college athletics (w:College athletics). The College World Series has been played annually at Rosenblatt Stadium since 1950. left thumb Rosenblatt Stadium, home of the College World Series since 1950 (File:P5160356.JPG) In May of 2007, it was reported that blood samples taken from a Hammerhead shark (w:Hammerhead shark), born in 2001, located in Omaha Nebraska (w:Omaha, Nebraska) at the Henry Doorly Zoo (w:Henry Doorly Zoo) was the product of a "virgin birth". The mother shark was in a tank with three other hammerheads, all female, and the baby shark was also born in the same tank. Tests on the DNA from the baby shark show that there was no "chromosomal contribution" of a male shark present in the blood, something that is required in order for mating to have taken place.

Omaha, Nebraska

area_magnitude 1 E8 established_title Founded established_title2 Incorporated (Municipal corporation) established_date 1854 established_date2 1857

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'''Omaha''' It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 10 miles (16 km) north of the mouth of the Platte River. Omaha is the anchor of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, which includes Council Bluffs (Council Bluffs, Iowa), Iowa, across the Missouri River from Omaha. According to the 2010 census (2010 United States Census), Omaha's population was 408,958, making it the nation's 42nd-largest city (List of United States cities by population). According to the 2013 Population Estimates, Omaha's population was 434,353. Including its suburbs, Omaha formed the 60th-largest metropolitan area in the United States in 2013 with an estimated population of 895,151 residing in eight counties (County (United States)). The Omaha-Council Bluffs-Fremont, NE-IA Combined Statistical Area is 931,666, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 estimate. List of Combined Statistical Areas There are nearly 1.3 million residents within a 50-mile (80-km) radius of the city's center (Downtown Omaha), forming the Greater Omaha area.

Omaha's pioneer period began in 1854 when the city was founded by speculators from neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa. The city was founded along the Missouri River, and a crossing called Lone Tree Ferry earned the city its nickname, the "Gateway to the West." It introduced this new West to the world when in 1898 it played host to the World's Fair, dubbed the Trans-Mississippi Exposition. During the 19th century, Omaha's central location in the United States spurred the city to become an important national transportation hub (Transportation in Omaha). Throughout the rest of the 19th century, the transportation and jobbing (Wholesale) sectors were important in the city, along with its railroads (Railroads in Omaha) and breweries (Brewery). In the 20th century, the Omaha Stockyards, once the world's largest, and its meatpacking plants, gained international prominence.

Today, Omaha is the home to the headquarters of five Fortune 500 companies: packaged-food giant ConAgra Foods; the U.S.'s largest railroad operator, Union Pacific Corporation; insurance and financial firm Mutual of Omaha; one of the world's largest construction companies, Kiewit Corporation; and mega-conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway. Boettcher, Ross. "Mutual returns to Fortune 500". ''Omaha World-Herald''. April 16, 2010. Retrieved April 28, 2010. Berkshire Hathaway is headed by local investor Warren Buffett, one of the richest people in the world, according to a decade's worth of Forbes Magazine rankings, some of which have ranked him as high as No. 1. Kroll, L. "Special report: The World's Billionaires", ''Forbes'' magazine. March 5, 2008. Omaha is also the home to five Fortune 1000 headquarters: TD Ameritrade, West Corporation, Valmont Industries, Green Plains Renewable Energy and Werner Enterprises. First National Bank of Omaha is the largest privately held bank in the United States. Headquarters for Leo A Daly, HDR, Inc. and DLR Group, three of the US's largest 10 architecture engineering firms, are based in Omaha. The Gallup Organization, of Gallup Poll fame, also is based in Omaha, with its riverfront Gallup University. Enron began in Omaha as Northern Natural Gas in 1930 before taking over a smaller Houston company in 1985 to form InterNorth (Enron), which was moved permanently to Houston in 1987 by the notorious Kenneth Lay.

The modern economy of Omaha is diverse and built on skilled knowledge jobs. In 2009, ''Forbes'' identified Omaha as the nation's number one "Best Bang-For-The Buck City" and number one on "America's Fastest-Recovering Cities" list. Tourism in Omaha benefits the city's economy greatly, with the annual College World Series providing important revenue and the city's Henry Doorly Zoo serving as the top attraction in Nebraska. Omaha hosted the U.S. Olympic swim trials in 2008, 2012, and will host the event again in 2016.

Notable modern Omaha inventions include the TV dinner, developed by Omaha's then-Carl Swanson Co.; the "Top 40" radio format, pioneered by Todd Storz, scion of Omaha's Storz Brewing Co., and head of Storz Broadcasting, which was the first in the U.S. to use the "Top 40" format at Omaha's KOWH Radio. A character in a Rudyard Kipling essay claimed "dice were invented in Omaha, and the man who invented 'em, he made a colossal fortune." From Sea to Sea: Letters of Travel - Rudyard Kipling - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved on 2013-07-12.

A historic preservation movement in Omaha has led to a number of historic structures and districts being designated Omaha Landmarks or listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Much of the push toward preservation came after Omaha gained the notorious designation of having, in 1989, demolished the largest-ever National Register historic district in the United States, a record that still stands as of 2013. The Jobbers Canyon Historic District, along the Missouri River, was felled for a new headquarters campus for ConAgra Foods, a company which threatened to relocate if Omaha did not allow them to raze the city's historic district. The Jobber's Canyon warehouses had before then been allowed to deteriorate and were the scene of several fires set by the homeless population that had come to live in the abandoned buildings. At the time, there were no plans in place for revitalizing the buildings. Gratz, R.B. (1996) ''Living City: How America's Cities Are Being Revitalized by Thinking Small in a Big Way.'' John Wiley and Sons. p. V. National Trust for Historic Preservation and Zagars, J. (1997) ''Preservation Yellow Pages: The Complete Information Source for Homeowners, Communities, and Professionals.'' John Wiley and Sons. p. 80.

Since its founding, ethnic groups in the city (Ethnic groups in Omaha, Nebraska) have clustered in enclaves (Ethnic enclave) in north (North Omaha, Nebraska), south (South Omaha, Nebraska) and downtown Omaha. In its early days, the sometimes lawless nature of a new frontier city (History of Omaha, Nebraska) included crime (Crime in Omaha), such as illicit gambling (Gambling in Omaha, Nebraska) and riots (List of riots and civil unrest in Omaha, Nebraska).

Today, the diverse culture of Omaha (Culture of Omaha, Nebraska) includes a variety of performance venues, museums, and musical heritage, including the historically significant jazz scene in North Omaha and the modern and influential "Omaha Sound".

Sports (Sports in Omaha, Nebraska) have been important in Omaha for more than a century, and the city currently plays host to three minor-league professional sports teams. It is perhaps more known as the home of the College World Series, to which it has played host since 1950. The Kings, an NBA franchise, called Omaha and Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri) home from 1972 to 1978. The Kansas City-Omaha Kings (Sacramento Kings) split their time between the two cities, playing at Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium and the Omaha Civic Auditorium, before decamping solely to Kansas City until 1985, when the team moved to its current home of Sacramento (Sacramento, California).

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