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Date Opened Nov. 3, 1965
Demolished
Venue Capacity 14,870
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Venue Address 826 West McDowell Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85007



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The Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum is a 14,870-seat multi-purpose indoor arena in Phoenix, Arizona, located on the grounds of the Arizona State Fair. It is commonly referred to as simply the Coliseum.

The Coliseum opened November 3, 1965, with a production of Ice Follies. The final cost was estimated at $7 million.

This distinctive arena with its saddle-shaped roof, which sat 13,730 for ice hockey, was the home of the Phoenix Roadrunners of the WHA from 1974-1977 and of the now-defunct International Hockey League from 1989 to 1996, the Phoenix Suns of the NBA from 1968-1992, the Arizona Thunder of the World Indoor Soccer League from 1998-2000,and the Phoenix Mustangs of the now-defunct WCHL from 1999-2000. In 2006, it was announced that the Coliseum would once again be home to pro sports, as the IBLs Phoenix Flame would play home games there.

The arena remains open for some events, even though the Suns left in 1992 for the America West Arena (now US Airways Center). The Arizona State Fair schedules concerts, comedy shows and other events in the Coliseum during the Fair's annual season (which begins each October). Until recently it hosted portions of Arizona's high school basketball championships, but those have been moved to the newer Jobing.com Arena.

In the fall of 2005, the Coliseum sheltered up to 2,500 evacuees from New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The evacuees were relocated to other housing in time for the opening of the Fair that October.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona_Veterans_Memorial_Coliseum



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