Jacksonville Coliseum

Arena in Jacksonville, Florida from 1960 to 2003

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Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum
The Coliseum
The Sports Mecca of the South
Exterior of the venue (c.1996)
Former namesJacksonville Coliseum (1960–68)
Address1145 E Adams St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
LocationDowntown Jacksonville
OwnerCity of Jacksonville
Broke ground1958
OpenedNovember 24, 1960 (1960-11-24)
ClosedJune 20, 2003 (2003-06-20)
DemolishedJune 26, 2003 (2003-06-26)
Construction costUS$3 million
($26.6 million in 2019 dollars[1])
  • A. Eugene Cellar
  • George Ryad Fisher
General contractorDaniel Construction
Jacksonville Rockets (EHL) (1964–72)
Jacksonville Dolphins (NCAA) (1969–99)
The Floridians (ABA) (1971–72)
Jacksonville Barons (AHL) (1973–74)
Jacksonville Tea Men (NASL) (1980–82)
Jacksonville Bullets (SuHL/SHL) (1992–96)
Jacksonville Stingrays (WBL) (1992)
Jacksonville Lizard Kings (ECHL) (1995–2000)
Jacksonville Tomcats (AF2) (2000–02)
Jacksonville Barracudas (ACHL) (2002–03)

The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum (originally and still commonly known[by whom?] as the Jacksonville Coliseum) was a multi-purpose arena located in Jacksonville, Florida. Built in 1960 and known as "northern Florida's most historic concert venue",[2] it was home to most of the city's indoor professional sports teams and it hosted various concerts, circuses, and other events. It was demolished in 2003 and replaced with the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Demolition Dynamics & D.H. Griffin implode renowned entertainment venue" Implosion World Website, Blasts from the Past

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