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Charlotte Coliseum

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Charlotte Coliseum


Structure in General

demolished [destroyed]


basketball indoor football multi-use sports


  • This replaced Bojangles’ Coliseum as Charlotte's premier entertainment venue.
  • Having a maximum seating capacity of 24,041 spectators, this was at one time the home of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats and Charlotte Hornets, the WNBA's Charlotte Sting and the AFL's Carolina Cobras and Charlotte Rage.
  • This was the site of the NBA's All-Star Game on February 10, 1991, and the 1994 NCAA Final Four.
  • The Time Warner Cable Arena replaced this as Charlotte's major entertainment venue after its completion in October 2005.
  • Frank Sinatra was the first performer at the arena in September 1988.
  • The first professional sporting event occurred on November 4, 1988, with the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers defeating the Charlotte Hornets by a final score of 133-93.
  • Locally referred to as "The Hive" as it was the home court for the Hornets.
  • The day after its opening on August 12, 1988, the state-of-the-art scoreboard broke loose from its ceiling moorings and crashed to the floor.
  • In September 2005, this served as a shelter for victims of August 2005's Hurricane Katrina, which struck the Gulf Coast.
  • Imploded on Sunday, June 3, 2007 at 10:30 a.m.
  • A proposal was rejected by the Charlotte City Council in August 1988 to rename the newly dedicated stadium "The Charlotte Crown.".

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100 Paul Buck Boulevard
100 Paul Buck Boulevard
Eagle Lake
West Charlotte
North Carolina

Technical Data

120.00 ft
420.01 ft
540.01 ft
Jun 2007

Involved Companies

Odell & Associates

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