Located in Douglas County within the state of Oregon, Usa, lies the small city of Glendale. Glendale has a population of just 855 people according to the 2000 census report and has an area of 0.4 square miles. As the economy of Glendale was primarily based on logging, it was given the name of Stumptown. It was later given the name of Julia as being an honor to one of the town’s prominent citizens Sol Abraham’s wife. Eventually this town had become known as Glendale. The town was nearly destroyed in a major fire in the year 1900. However, this town was salvaged and the majority of it was rebuilt. There are actually just a few heritage structures that remain now, the majority of them concentrated on Main Street with the Presbyterian Church among the prominent historical landmarks.
Being a small city, Glendales sport enthusiasts cannot boast of any sport or professional team provided by their very own area. They however, do follow the sports team supporting the state of Oregon. The only professional sports team from this area is the Portland trail Blazers. These are a professional basketball team from the NBA. This team was one of the most successful teams from Oregon in the NBA through the 1970s up until the 1990s. They have a record amount of wins and attendance during this period. They slipped from its key position in the 200s owing to financial hardships as well as personal issues but were able to revive itself following the departure of some players. A few of the new players that were brought to the team were Greg Oden, Brandon Loy and LaMarcus Aldridge.
The Portland blazers participate in the Rose Garden Arena that is one of Oregons main indoor sports arenas. Most of the sports events in Oregon like basketball, hockey etc occur in this centre.
The professional Lacrosse team in Portland, Oregon is well known by the name of the Portland LumberJaks. These were a part of the National Lacrosse League from their inception in 2006. They took part in the League from 2006 until 2009. It was after the 2009 season that they were dissolved. This team was owned by Angela Batinovich, who at the age of twenty four had become the youngest owner of a professional sports franchise. Prior to the dispersal of the Portland LumberJaks by the NLL, they played all of their games in the Rose Garden Arena.
The two minor soccer teams in this area are known as the Portland Timbers and the USL First Division. They were also actively pursuing the Major League Baseball teams with the Portland Beavers vying to get a position there. Their position within the Major League Baseball was confirmed during 2009 making them the 2nd professional team in Oregon.
A few of the other sports teams which make news in this field are in the sports of basketball with four teams as a part of the recent International Basketball League. Carrying on one of the old traditions of this area is the Civil War; a contest between the Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers. This is among the oldest college sports rivalries going back to 1894. Some of the other college sports which are viewed with great interest are college baseball championships as well as the NCAA mens cross-country championships.