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Hampton Coliseum
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Former namesHampton Roads Coliseum
Location1000 Coliseum Drive,
Hampton, Virginia, 23666
OwnerCity of Hampton
OperatorCity of Hampton
Capacity13,800 (concerts)
9,777 (basketball)
Broke groundMay 24, 1968
OpenedDecember 1, 1969
Construction cost$8.5 to $9.0 million USD
ArchitectOdell Associates
General contractorMcDevitt and Street Co.
Virginia Squires (ABA) (1970–76)
Tidewater/Virginia Wings (AHL) (1971–75)
Hampton Gulls (SHL/AHL) (1974–78)
Hampton Aces (NEHL/EHL) (1978–81)
Old Dominion Monarchs (NCAA) (part-time, 1970–95)

Hampton Coliseum is a multi-purpose arena in Hampton, Virginia. Construction began on May 24, 1968. The venue held its first event on December 1, 1969, the College of William and Mary vs. North Carolina State University in a college basketball game [1]. On January 31, 1970, the Coliseum formally opened as the first large multi-purpose arena in the Hampton Roads region and the state of Virginia (opening a year before the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk.)

With a final estimated cost between $8.5 million to $9 million, the arena was designed by Odell Associates and constructed by McDevitt and Starett, both of Charlotte, North Carolina.[2] The venue capacity is configurable from 9,800 to 13,800 seats.

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