Cape Cod Coliseum
|Cape Cod Coliseum|
|Location||South Yarmouth, Massachusetts|
|Owner||Cape Cod Corporation|
|Cape Cod Cubs
Cape Cod Freedoms
Cape Cod Buccaneers
The Cape Cod Coliseum was a 7,200-seat multi-purpose arena located off of White's Path in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts. In addition to sporting events, the Coliseum hosted rock concerts in summer months.
Additionally, the Cape Cod Coliseum was host to many major rock concerts over the years during the summer months. Referred to as the "air-conditioned" Cape Cod Coliseum, it was basically a large concrete cube with a stage. The heat was an issue, but it wasn't until a show was over and the A/C had a chance to catch up that it would actually "rain" inside from all of the sweat from the crowd condensing on the ceiling. Over the years, numerous bands played at the Coliseum, until its closure in 1984.
Iron Maiden, The Clash, The Allman Brothers, Santana, Elvis Costello, Blue Oyster Cult, Kansas, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Pat Benatar, Billy Squier, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, The Chardogs, The Grateful Dead, Kiss, Peter Frampton, The Outlaws, The J.Geils Band, Talking Heads, Molly Hatchet, Rush, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley and the Comets, Little Richard, Herman's Hermits, The B-52's, Whitesnake, Van Halen, Foghat, REO Speedwagon, Heart, Foreigner, Men At Work, INXS, and Ozzy Osbourne are among the many artists who performed in concert at the Coliseum.
It was used by Vince McMahon for World Wrestling Entertainment, then known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). It was home to both the Cape Cod Cubs/Cape Codders of the North American Hockey League (1973–1977), the Cape Cod Freedoms of the Northeastern Hockey League (1978–1979), and the Cape Cod Buccaneers of the Atlantic Coast Hockey League (1981–82). It also hosted ESPN boxing show headlined by light middleweight contender Sean Mannion.
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