Sometimes, sports fans have to choose between which game to watch in one day, but two Los Angeles residents decided to take on the ultimate challenge — the five-sport equinox.
According to FiveThirtyEight, a four-sport equinox has happened 18 times, but a five-sport equinox in the same city has never happened until this past Sunday, October 28. During the day, five different pro-sports games were taking place in Los Angeles: hockey, soccer, football, baseball, and basketball.
Two extreme fans took on the challenge to event-hop across the city, taking advantage of public transportation and lots of adrenaline. Doane Liu, the executive director of Los Angeles Convention and Tourism Development, and Branimir Kvartuc, a former news photographer, easily knew their way around the city.
According to Orange County Register, the duo started out watching the hockey game between the Kings and New York Rangers at the Staples Center and then took an Uber to the StubHub Center to see the Galaxy take on the Houston Dynamo in a soccer match.
From there, they took another Uber to the Coliseum to watch the Rams play the Green Bay Packers and afterwards, took advantage of scooters, a subway train, and a bus to make it to Dodger Stadium to view Game Five of the World Series between the Dodgers and Red Sox. Finally, they rounded-out the night back at the Staples Center to view the Clippers play the Washington Wizards in basketball.
Liu explained that the journey was pretty easy, since four of the five games were all downtown. He said inbetween each sporting event, he switched visors to support the team at each venue.
“My adrenaline carried me through it,” Liu said of the day. “It was a grueling trip.”
Kvartuc, who claims that Los Angeles sports are in his DNA, said they were at each game “for the highs and the lows.”