Ector County Coliseum
4201 Andrews Hwy
The city became the home of a large Jewish community during the 19th century, and by 1897 Jews were estimated to comprise some 37% of the population. They were, due to interethnic conflict that had existed throughout the 19th century, repeatedly subjected to anti-Jewish backlash. Pogroms were carried out in 1821, 1859, 1871, 1881 and 1905 . Many Odessan Jews fled abroad after 1882, particularly to the Ottoman region that became Palestine , and the city became an important base of support for Zionism .
BC Odessa was one of the most distinguished basketball clubs in the country and has won the UBSL championship 4 times. It was founded in 1992 under the name BIPA-Moda after its sponsor company. Following the death of its 1st president Arkadiy Tabachnyk in 1999, the club became municipal and, hence, changed its name to MBC Odessa . In 2006, the club turned private again after its purchase by the current president Oleh Bychkov , and its name was changed to the present BC Odessa . After the 2015–16 season, the club disappeared. However, BIPA Odessa played in the SuperLeague the following years.
Organizing Committee would like to thank all participants, Sponsors and Supporters for participation and great time spent together!
On 5/12/1973 , a category F2 ( max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Watkins Glen International, adjudged America's best NASCAR track in a USA Today poll two years ago, won again July 21 with announcement that it finished atop this year's poll, which concluded earlier this week. There were 20 finalists.