Greensboro Coliseum Complex
The Greensboro Coliseum Complex is an entertainment and sports complex located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Opened in 1959, the arena is the largest indoor arena in the United States, with a seating capacity of over 23,500. The complex holds eight venues that includes an amphitheater, arena, aquatic center, banquet hall, convention center, museum, theatre, and an indoor pavilion. It is the home of the UNC Greensboro Spartans men's basketball team, the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA G League, the Carolina Cobras of the National Arena League, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) with their Men's and Women's basketball tournaments.
|Address||1921 West Gate City Boulevard|
|Location||Greensboro, North Carolina 27403-2614|
|Owner||City of Greensboro|
|Broke ground||January 1958|
|Opened||October 29, 1959|
|Renovated||1994, 2005, 2013, 2016|
|Expanded||1972, 1993, 2003, 2011|
|Construction cost||US$4.5 million (1959)|
($40.4 million in 2020 dollars)
$63 million (1993 Expansion)
It has hosted the Men's ACC Tournament twenty-three times since 1967 and the Women's ACC Tournament twelve times since 2000. Other notable sporting events include the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men's "Final Four" in 1974 and the East Regionals in 1976, 1979 and 1998. More recently, the Coliseum has hosted the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 2011, 2015, and 2020.
It is also the former home of several professional hockey teams including the Greensboro Generals, Greensboro Monarchs of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes.
The complex has hosted the "Central Carolina Fair" since 1999.