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Bojangles’ Coliseum

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Identification

Bojangles’ Coliseum
Cricket Arena, Charlotte Coliseum, Independence Arena
214509

Map

Structure in General

stadium
existing [completed]
steel
early modernism

Usages

basketball ice hockey multi-use sports

Facts

  • Originally to be constructed in the early 1950s, construction was delayed due to a federal ban on the construction of amusement structures in conserving steel during the Korean War.
  • Has a maximum seating capacity of 14,000 spectators.
  • Renamed Bojangles’ Coliseum on November 25, 2008, after its naming rights were sold to the Charlotte-based chicken and biscuits restaurant chain Bojangles'.
  • Its construction served as a catalyst for massive growth along the Independence Boulevard corridor southeast of Uptown during the 1960s.
  • The official dedication occurred on Sunday, September 11, 1955, with and estimated 13,000 spectators in attendance.
  • Upon its completion this was the worlds largest free‑span dome in having a diameter of 332 feet and 4 inches.
  • In being an architectural marvel of the 1950s, this was featured in a wide array of publications including Look Magazine and Popular Mechanics.
  • This served as Charlotte's premier entertainment venue for over 40 years until the construction of the Charlotte Coliseum.
  • This formerly served as the home of the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL.

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Location

2700 East Independence Boulevard
2700 East Independence Boulevard
28205
Coliseum Drive
South End
Charlotte
North Carolina
U.S.A.

Technical Data

112.00 ft
1954
1955
1993

Involved Companies

Odell & Associates

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