Mississippi Coast Coliseum

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Mississippi Coast Coliseum
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Location2350 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, Mississippi, 39531
OwnerMississippi Coast Coliseum Commission
OperatorMississippi Coast Coliseum Commission
Capacity11,500 (concerts)
9,150 (ice hockey)
SurfaceMulti-surface
Construction
Broke ground1975
Opened1977
Construction cost$60 million (expansion)
ArchitectH F Fountain Jr & Associates[1]
Tenants
Mississippi Coast Sharks (GBA) (1992)
Mississippi Coast Gamblers (USBL) (1994)
Mississippi Sea Wolves (ECHL) (1996–2005, 2007–2009)
Mississippi Beach Kings (EISL) (1998)
Mississippi Fire Dogs (IPFL/NIFL) (1999–2002)
Gulf Coast Bandits (WBA) (2005)
Mississippi Blues (ABA) (2009–2010)
Mississippi Surge (SPHL) (2009–2014)

Mississippi Coast Coliseum is an 11,500-seat reserved seating, 15,000 festival seating, multi-purpose arena in Biloxi, Mississippi. It was built in 1977. It hosted the WCW Beach Blast in 1993 and the Sun Belt Conference men’s basketball tournament in 1992 and 1993. The Metro Conference men's basketball tournaments were contested there in 1990 and 1994. In addition, the rematch between legendary boxing former world heavyweight champion Larry Holmes and his fellow former world heavyweight champion Mike Weaver was held at the Coast Coliseum on November 17, 2000; Holmes winning by sixth round technical knockout.[2]

The first concert held at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum was by Charley Pride on November 18, 1977, while the first rock band to perform was Blue Oyster Cult on April 16, 1978. The Mississippi Coast Coliseum also holds one of the largest crawfish festivals in America. This event is held every year, over two weekends in April.

  1. ^ Engineering News-Record. 1975.
  2. ^ http://boxrec.com/en/event/26784/39843

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