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Encyclopedia > Coliseum (Greensboro)
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Greensboro Coliseum
Facility statistics
Location Greensboro, North Carolina
Broke ground 1959
Renovated 1993
Owner City of Greensboro
Operator Matt Brown, managing director
Seating capacities:
Hockey: 21,273
Basketball: 23,500
Concerts: (varies)

The Greensboro Coliseum complex is an indoor arena in Greensboro, North Carolina. The arena was the home of the Carolina Hurricanes from 1997-1999 and the long-time home of the ACC Men's Basketball tournament (which has begun to rotate arenas in recent years) and hosted the 1974 NCAA Men's Final Four. Originally built in 1959, the arena was heavily renovated in 1993. At the time of construction, it was one of the largest arenas in the country. Today, the arena seats 21,273 for ice hockey, and close to 23,500 for basketball. In addition to the main arena, it also has a 180,000 square foot special events center, a pavilion, and a 1,500 seat Auditorium. Downtown Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina, is a city located in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The following is a list of indoor arenas. ... Downtown Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina, is a city located in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... An arena is a circular or oval shaped (or sometimes rectangular) public space (akin to a classical amphitheatre), designed to showcase theater, musical performances, or sporting events. ... The Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Club is a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 Basketball is a sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... An auditorium is the area within a theatre, concert hall or other performance space where the audience is located in order to hear and watch the performance. ...

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Hockey

Greensboro first saw a hockey team with the Greensboro Monarchs of the American Hockey League. They played in the coliseum from 1995 to 1997, and then leased the coliseum to the Carolina Hurricanes after they moved from Hartford, Connecticut, while wating for their new arena RBC Center in Raleigh, NC to be completed. Meanwhile, the Monarchs moved up to New Haven, Connecticut. The coliseum rarely sold out. In the 1998-99 season, the team actually curtained off most of the upper deck for home games in an effort to artificially create scarcity in the ticket market, force would-be attendees to purchase higher-priced tickets, and hide what national media mocked as "Green Acres" of empty seats. The Greensboro Monarchs played in the ECHL from 1989-1995. ... This logo is being used to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the AHLs founding. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Club is a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Motto: Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World or New Englands Rising Star Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Founded Incorporated 1849   County Hartford County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Eddie Perez Area  - Total  - Water 46. ... Carolina Hurricanes at the RBC Center NC State Wolfpack at the RBC Center The RBC Center (originally the Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena) is an indoor arena located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... Downtown Raleigh as seen from the Boylan St. ... Nickname: The Elm City Motto: Official website: www. ... Scarcity is a central concept in economics. ... Aerial photo featured in the opening sequence of Green Acres There is also the US town of Green Acres, Washington Green Acres was an American television series that was produced by Filmways, Inc. ...


Once the RBC Center was completed and the Hurricanes moved out, the plan was that the Monarchs would move back into the coliseum. However, Monarchs owner Bill Black had a different idea; he briefly explored the possibility of selling shares of the Monarchs to the public. After that fell through, he exercised the option to sell the team to the Hurricanes, who promptly folded the deal, as well as the team.


Rather than leave the coliseum without a hockey team for the first time in over 10 years, a new hockey team would be born, this time belonging to the East Coast Hockey League. The new team would be called the Greensboro Generals. They played in the arena until 2004, when they were terminated by the ECHL due to poor performance and lackluster support from the community. The ECHL is a professional minor-league double-A hockey association based in the United States and Canada. ... The Greensboro Generals were an ECHL team that played from 1999-2004. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Basketball

The Greensboro Coliseum has played host to many basketball tournaments, including twenty men's ACC tournaments, the NCAA Eastern Regionals, as well as other basketball events, such as college basketball, NBA basketball, high school basketball, and even the Harlem Globetrotters. The coliseum remains the home for the ACC women's tournment, which continues to grow in fan numbers and revenue every year, and it will also play host to the ACC men's tournament in 2006 and 2010, and the NCAA Eastern Regionals in 2006. The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... Eugene Killer Edgerson of the Harlem Globetrotters goes up for a slam dunk The Harlem Globetrotters are a comic basketball team that combines athleticism and comedy to create one of the best-known sports franchises in the world. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ...


Arena Football

The coliseum first saw an Arena Football team when the Greensboro Prowlers of the Af2 league played in the coliseum from 1999 until 2004. The team folded due to problems that were similar to that of the Greensboro Generals; a losing streak, poor management, and lack of fan support. However, despite the problems with the Prowlers, it was recently announced that a new football team will play in the coliseum; this one belonging to the National Indoor Football League. The Greensboro Revolution will begin its first season this summer. Players are currently being recruited for the new team. af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... National Indoor Football League is a minor league indoor football association based in the United States. ... The Greensboro Revolution are a team in the National Indoor Football League. ...


Entertainment

The coliseum has hosted many events over time, including Monster Jam monster Truck racing, Arenacross, the Professional Bull Riders invitational, circus shows, and other large scale events. In addition, its neighboring Auditorium and special events center have hosted concerts, trade shows, Broadway shows, and similar events. The auditorium, which wasn't included in the 1993 renovation of the complex, will soon be renovated to include a banquet hall and will attract more "upscale" shows to the auditorium. Some controversy exists in this plan; middle-class residents feel it will attract the rich, while the rest of the community singled out. Monster Jam is a television show and event created by Clear Channel Communications. ... An auditorium is the area within a theatre, concert hall or other performance space where the audience is located in order to hear and watch the performance. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ...


Concerts

The Coliseum's large size makes it an ideal location for concerts. Some performers who have come to the coliseum include

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Other Uses

In 2005, the Coliseum was expected to house as many as 500 New Orleans evacuees following the overflow of evacuees from Raleigh. However, the evacuees didn't come as expected, which cost the city and surrounding areas an unknown amount of money. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs to be updated. ... Downtown Raleigh Skyline Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ...


The coliseum is no stranger to the show American Idol; in fact, it hosted a party for Fantasia Barrino during the finale of Season 3 of the show, which was seen nationwide. It was also the site for the premier auditions of season 5. American Idol: The Search for a Superstar is the US version of British hit TV show Pop Idol. ... Fantasia Monique Barrino, or simply Fantasia (born June 30, 1984 in High Point, North Carolina), is an African-American rhythm and blues singer, who came to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol. ...


References

  • History of Greensboro's Hockey programs

External links

  • Official site

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Encyclopedia: Greensboro Coliseum (517 words)
Greensboro Coliseum is an indoor arena in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The arena was the home of the Carolina Hurricanes from 1997-1999 and the long-time home of the ACC Men's Basketball tournament (which has begun to rotate arenas in recent years).
Greensboro, North Carolina, is a city located in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina.
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