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Encyclopedia > Hartford Civic Center
Hartford Civic Center
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
The Mall

Location One Civic Center Plaza
Hartford, Connecticut 06103
Broke ground 1978
Opened January 17, 1980
Owner City of Hartford[1]
Operator Madison Square Garden Connecticut
Tenants
UConn Huskies (NCAA) (1980-Present)
Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) (1997-Present)
Hartford Whalers (NHL) (1980-1997)
New England Blizzard (ABL) (1996-1998)
Connecticut Coyotes (AFL) (1995-1996)
New England Sea Wolves (AFL) (1999-2000)
Boston Celtics (NBA) (1975-1995)
New England Whalers (WHA) (1975-1978)
Capacity
Basketball 16,294
Hockey 15,635

The Hartford Civic Center is a sports and convention complex located in Hartford, Connecticut, USA owned by the City of Hartford and operated by Madison Square Garden Connecticut under contract with the Connecticut Development Authority. The arena is ranked the 28th largest among college basketball arenas. Originally located adjacent to a shopping mall (Civic Center Mall, which was demolished in 2004), it was originally built in 1975 and consists of two facilities: the Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the Exhibition Center. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates: , Country State NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Named 1637 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1896 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Eddie Perez Area  - City  18. ... 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Categories: Sports stubs | Defunct American football teams ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a National Hockey League team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates: , Country State NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Named 1637 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1896 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Eddie Perez Area  - City  18. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... The Civic Center Mall, located in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, was a three level, enclosed shopping mall and office complex built in 1974 as part of a large downtown urban redevelopment project. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Recently, the CDA debated who will run the arena from 2007-08 through 2012-13. The applicants were:

  • Former Hartford Whalers owner Howard Baldwin and arena manager Global Spectrum
  • Northland Investment Corp. and arena manager Anschutz Entertainment Group
  • Madison Square Garden

On March 21, 2007, the CDA selected the Northland/Anschutz Entertainment Group proposal. It was revealed that Northland will assume total responsibility for the building paying for any and all losses, and will keep any profits. The Anschutz Entertainment Group is a sporting and music entertainment presenter and a subsidiary of The Anschutz Corporation. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Anschutz Entertainment Group is a sporting and music entertainment presenter and a subsidiary of The Anschutz Corporation. ...

Contents

The Veterans Memorial Coliseum

The Coliseum is the full-time home of the Hartford Wolf Pack AHL hockey team and part-time home of the University of Connecticut men's and women's basketball teams. It was the home of the New England Sea Wolves of the Arena Football League. It was also the home of the Hartford Whalers of the NHL from 1979-1997 and the New England Blizzard of the ABL from 1996-1998, and hosted occasional Boston Celtics home games from 1975-1995. The arena seats 15,635 for ice hockey and 16,294 for basketball, 16,606 for center-stage concerts, 16,282 for end-stage concerts, and 8,239 for 3/4-end stage concerts, and contains 46 luxury suites and a 310-seat Coliseum Club, plus 25,000 square feet of arena floor space, enabling it to be used for trade shows and conventions in addition to concerts, circuses, ice shows, sporting events and other events. The Hartford Wolf Pack are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The University of Connecticut, commonly known as UConn, is the State of Connecticuts land-grant university. ... Categories: Sports stubs | Defunct American football teams ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... The Hartford Whalers (known as the New England Whalers as a World Hockey Association (WHA) franchise from 1972-79), was a National Hockey League (NHL) team that played from 1979-97. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... The American Basketball League of 1996 was an attempt to establish an independent professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... A concert comprises a performance, usually involving some degree of formality, and particularly a performance featuring music. ...

The Veterans Memorial Coliseum as set up for Monster Jam.
The Veterans Memorial Coliseum as set up for Monster Jam.

The first arena on the site was completed in 1975, and was home to the New England Whalers of the WHA for three years. The roof collapsed during a heavy snowstorm in the early morning of January 18, 1978, causing serious damage to the seating bowl area. The building was heavily renovated and re-opened January 17, 1980. In recent years, the arena has been upgraded with a new center-hung scoreboard with four Sony Jumbotrons and a state-of-the-art sound system. WrestleMania XI was held here, as were Survivor Series 1990, No Way Out 2000 and Vengeance 2004. The 1982 Big East Conference and 1988-1990 America East Conference men's basketball tournaments were also here. The Big East Conference women's basketball tournament is contracted to the coliseum through 2009, and it has hosted multiple NCAA women's basketball sub-regionals and regionals. The Civic Center has held many notable concerts including Van Halen, U2, Elton John, Journey, The Rolling Stones, and Tina Turner. It is also one of the few North American venues for the Genesis 2007 reunion tour. Image File history File linksMetadata Hartfordmj. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Hartfordmj. ... Monster Jam is a television show and live event created by Live Nation (formerly Clear Channel Entertainment). ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a National Hockey League team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... WrestleMania XI, was the eleventh annual WrestleMania pay-per-view event held by the World Wrestling Federation in Hartford, Connecticut on April 2, 1995. ... Survivor Series 1990 was the fourth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for the World Wrestling Federation. ... No Way Out is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Vengeance is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... The America East Conference is a college athletic conference whose members are located mainly in the northeastern United States. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... Van Halen is an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972 (though it was known as Mammoth until 1974). ... U2 (IPA: /ju. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco, California. ... The Rolling Stones are an English band whose blues, rhythm and blues and rock and roll-infused music became popular during the British Invasion in the early 1960s. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... Genesis are an English rock band formed in 1967. ...


Exhibition center

The Exhibition Center consists of a 68,855-square-foot exhibit hall, a 16,080-square foot assembly hall that can divide into two meeting rooms, plus seven meeting rooms totaling 7,390 square feet and two lobbies totaling 6,100 square feet. It is used for trade shows, conventions, banquets, meetings and other events.


The surrounding shopping mall was torn down in 2004 and is being replaced by street-level retail shops and a 36 story residential tower that opened in 2006.


Possible new arena

With the Civic Center approaching its 30th birthday leaders in Hartford have been considering whether it should be replaced with a new facility. Developer Lawrence Gottesdiener in 2006 discussed buying the Pittsburgh Penguins and moving them to a new Hartford arena, but that effort did not materialize.[2] Since that time, Mayor Eddie Pérez and House Speaker James Amann have continued to investigate the feasibility of a new downtown arena.[3] The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Eddie Alberto Pérez (born 1957, in Corozal, Puerto Rico) became the first Latino mayor of Hartford, Connecticut. ... James A. Amann (born 1956, in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is a Connecticut State Representative. ...


References

  1. ^ The Connecticut Development Authority- Opportunities for The Hartford Civic Center, p36
  2. ^ Associated Press. "Developer wants to buy Penguins for possible move to Hartford.", The Boston Globe, The New York Times Company, 2006-04-07. Retrieved on 2007-02-14. 
  3. ^ City of Hartford, Connecticut (2006-08-30). CITY OF HARTFORD SEEKS CONSULTANT TO ADVISE ON FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING NEW DOWNTOWN ARENA. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-02-14.

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Preceded by
Boston Garden
19721974
Home of the
New England Whalers

19741978
Succeeded by
Springfield Civic Center
19781980
Preceded by
Springfield Civic Center
19781980
Home of the
Hartford Whalers

19801997
Succeeded by
Greensboro Coliseum
19971999
Preceded by
New York CityHawks at Madison Square Garden
New England Sea Wolves of the Arena Football League
1999-2000
Succeeded by
Toronto Phantoms at the Air Canada Centre
Preceded by
Madison Square Garden
Host of WrestleMania XI
1995
Succeeded by
Arrowhead Pond
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  Results from FactBites:
 
Hartford Civic Center - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (681 words)
Originally located adjacent to a shopping mall (Civic Center Mall, which was demolished in 2004), it was originally built in 1975 and consists of two facilities: the Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the Exhibition Center.
It was also the home of the Hartford Whalers of the NHL from 1979-1997 and the New England Blizzard of the ABL from 1996-1998, and hosted occasional Boston Celtics home games from 1975-1995.
Though the Hartford Whalers moved to North Carolina in 1997 to become the Carolina Hurricanes, the Coliseum still honors the numbers of six former Whalers with jersey retirement banners, as well as one member of the current tenant Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL.
CCEDA - Hartford Civic Center (281 words)
The project, called Hartford 21, will help transform the aging retail, office and restaurant portion of the facility attached to the Civic Center Coliseum into an attractive new residential, retail and entertainment center in the heart of downtown.
Hartford 21 contemplates the elimination of the bunker-like Civic Center Mall and the creation of a cluster of integrated structures, resulting in a 24-hour neighborhood of housing, shops, restaurants and public spaces.
Hartford 21 includes up to 262 residential units in one high rise tower and a variety of retail, restaurant and entertainment establishments in an externally oriented retail block.
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