Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

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Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne Coliseum, The Jungle
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Former namesWar Memorial Coliseum
Address4000 Parnell Avenue
LocationFort Wayne, Indiana
Coordinates41°6′56″N 85°7′28″W / 41.11556°N 85.12444°W / 41.11556; -85.12444Coordinates: 41°6′56″N 85°7′28″W / 41.11556°N 85.12444°W / 41.11556; -85.12444
OwnerAllen County
OperatorAllen County
CapacityIce hockey/Concerts: 10,480
Basketball: 13,000
Broke groundJanuary 24, 1950
OpenedSeptember 28, 1952
Construction cost1952: $2,647,390
($25.5 million in 2019 dollars[1])
1989: $26 million
2002: $35 million
2013: $3.96 million
ArchitectA.M. Strauss
General contractorHagerman Construction Corp.
Fort Wayne Komets (ECHL) (1952–present)
Fort Wayne Pistons (NBA) (1952–1957)
Fort Wayne Flames (AISA) (1986–1989)
Indiana Kick (AISA) (1989–1990)
Fort Wayne Fury (CBA) (1991–2001)
Fort Wayne Mastodons (NCAA) (2001–2013, occasional games since)
Fort Wayne Freedom (NIFL/UIF/CIFL) (2003–2006, 2008–2009)
Fort Wayne Fusion (AF2) (2007)
Fort Wayne Mad Ants (NBA G League) (2007–present)
Fort Wayne Firehawks (CIFL) (2010)
The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum with construction nearly completed.
The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in 2020 from a similar elevation and angle as to the construction photo.

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is a 13,000-seat multi-purpose arena located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, near present-day Johnny Appleseed Park. It opened in 1952 with a construction cost of nearly $3 million. The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum was originally designed to seat 8,103 for hockey or 10,240 for basketball. Opened in 1989, the Coliseum's $26 million Exposition Center contains 108,000-ft² (0.100-km2) devoted to hosting substantial trade shows and other events with seating for 7,500.

In 2002, an extensive $35 million renovation and expansion raised the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum's roof by 41 feet (12 m), thus increasing the arena's seating capacity to 10,500 for hockey or music concerts and 13,000 for basketball. The structure was designed by A.M. Strauss Architects.

  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.

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