Cumberland County Crown Coliseum

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Cumberland County Crown Coliseum
Location 1960 Coliseum Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Owner Civic Center Commission
Operator Civic Center Commission
Capacity 13,500 (concerts)
9,564 (basketball)
8,920 (ice hockey)
Surface Multi-surface
Construction
Broke ground June 12, 1995[1]
Opened October 23, 1997[5]
Construction cost $55 million
($80.8 million in 2014 dollars[2])
Architect Odell Associates
Structural engineer Fleming and Associates, PA[3]
General contractor Turner Construction[4]
Tenants
Fayetteville FireAntz (SPHL) (2002-present)
Cape Fear Heroes (AIF) (2012-present)
Fayetteville Force (SIFL) (2011)
Fayetteville Guard (AIFA) (2005-2010)
Cape Fear Wildcats (af2) (2002-2004)
Fayetteville Patriots (NBDL) (2001-2006)
Fayetteville Force (CHL) (1997-2001)
Cumberland County Crown Coliseum in 2009, during a departure ceremony for the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team.

Cumberland County Crown Coliseum or The Bubba Dome is an 8,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Fayetteville, North Carolina that opened in 1997. It is currently home to the Fayetteville FireAntz ice hockey team and the Cape Fear Heroes indoor football team.

During the early stages of its construction, Fayetteville’s Crown Coliseum was mentioned as a possible temporary home for the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, but this was blocked by minor-league hockey executive Bill Coffey who had signed an exclusive lease agreement with the arena for the Fayetteville Force of the Central Hockey League.[6]

It was reported in mid January that TNA Wrestling would be taping its weekly TNA iMPACT! broadcast in the arena on February 24, 2011—which would be only the second time in its history that the show would be broadcast outside of Universal Studio's iMPACT! zone in Orlando, Florida. WWE taped its annual Tribute to the Troops show at the venue on December 11, 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moss, Gary (March 23, 1995). "Coliseum Still Lacks 'Crowning' Touch". Fayetteville Observer. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  3. ^ "Crown Coliseum". Fleming and Associates, PA. Retrieved December 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Crown Coliseum". Turner Construction. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Lights Come On at New Crown Coliseum". WRAL. October 23, 1997. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 
  6. ^ Scott, Jon C. (2006). Hockey Night in Dixie: Minor Pro Hockey in the American South. Heritage House Publishing Company Ltd. p. 103. ISBN 1-894974-21-2. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Cumberland County Crown Coliseum at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°00′54″N 78°53′30″W / 35.015124°N 78.891714°W / 35.015124; -78.891714

Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Fayetteville Force

1997-2001
Succeeded by
last arena
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Fayetteville Patriots

2001 - 2006
Succeeded by
last arena
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Fayetteville FireAntz

2002 – present
Succeeded by
current arena
Preceded by
Florence Civic Center
Home of the
Fayetteville Guard

2005 – 2010
Succeeded by
last arena
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Cape Fear Heroes

2012 – present
Succeeded by
current arena