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The Lewiston Colisee (formerly Central Maine Civic Center) is a 4,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Lewiston, Maine. The arena opened in 1958. It is home to the Lewiston MAINEiacs Ice hockey team. An arena is a circular or oval shaped public space (akin to a classical amphitheatre), designed to showcase theater, musical performances, or sporting events. ... Lewiston is Maines second-largest city, located in Androscoggin County. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Lewiston MAINEiacs are a major junior ice hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... A team comprises any group of people or animals linked in a common purpose. ...

The Colisee is best known as the site of the Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston rematch on May 25, 1965. During the mid-1970s the Maine Nordiques hockey team called the Colisee home, and during the arena's early years the Boston Celtics basketball team played preseason games at the Colisee. For the 19th century politician Cassius Clay, see Cassius M. Clay Muhammad Ali-Haj (born January 17, 1942 as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. ... Charles Sonny Liston (May 8, 1932 – December 30, 1970), was a boxer who became world Heavyweight champion, and whose life and personality were always obscure. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... The Boston Celtics are a National Basketball Association team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Basketball Basketball is a ball sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop. ...

The Colisee is also used for concerts, conventions and trade shows. There is 17,000 square feet of exhibit space. For conventions, the Colisee can accomodate up to 4,800 patrons. The Colisee was renovated in recent years. A concert comprises a performance, usually involving some degree of formality, and particularly a performance featuring music. ...

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The QMJHL Arena & Travel Guide - Colisee Lewiston, Lewiston Maineiacs (958 words)
Colisee Lewiston (formerly Central Maine Youth Center, and later Central Maine Civic Center) was constructed in 1958, on the former site of St. Dominic Arena, the home ice for the St. Dominic's High School team which was destroyed by fire two years earlier.
Colisee Lewiston is certainly off the beaten path for visiting fans, but well worth a visit.
The Lewiston MAINEiacs are the current incarnation of the Trois-Rivieres Ducs (Dukes) who entered the QMJHL at its inception in 1969.
Lewiston MAINEiacs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (189 words)
The Lewiston MAINEiacs are a major junior ice hockey team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
They moved to Sherbrooke, Quebec in 1992 to become the Faucons (1992-1998) and the Castors (1998-2003).
The Castors moved to Lewiston, Maine in 2003.
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