Ector County Coliseum

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Ector County Coliseum
The Jack-Shack
EctorCountyColiseum.jpg
Location Odessa, Texas
Coordinates 31°53′02″N 102°23′14″W / 31.88388°N 102.38731°W / 31.88388; -102.38731Coordinates: 31°53′02″N 102°23′14″W / 31.88388°N 102.38731°W / 31.88388; -102.38731
Built 1954
Capacity 5,131
Website http://www.ectorcountycoliseum.org

The Ector County Coliseum is a 5,131 seat multi-purpose arena in Odessa, Texas.

Tenants[edit]

The Permain Basin Fair is held each year at the Ector County Coliseum.

It is home to the Odessa Jackalopes (North American Hockey League), West Texas Wildcatters (Lone Star Football League),[1] the Sand Hills Rodeo, and the biennial Permian Basin International Oil Show.[2]

Each January the arena hosts a major rodeo, and the animals are kept in a large hall at one end of the arena. This is the same area that, before hockey games, group picnics are served to as many as 500 people.[3]

History[edit]

The Coliseum was built in 1954 and was previously the home of the original Odessa Jackalopes team. The Coliseum was the oldest arena still being used for CHL games for the until the Fort Wayne Komets and their facility, the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum entered the league in 2010. It was home to the West Texas Roughnecks (Indoor Football League) from 2004 until the team folded in 2012.

Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Odessa Jackalopes

2011 – present
Succeeded by
current arena
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
West Texas Wildcatters

2014 – present
Succeeded by
current arena

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FOOTBALL: Professional indoor team returns to Odessa". Odessa American (Odessa, TX: AIM Media Texas). October 16, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Oil Show Parking Causing Problems for Restaurants Near Ector County Coliseum". Midland, TX: KWES-TV. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ Scott, Jon C. (2006). Hockey Night in Dixie: Minor Pro Hockey in the American South. Heritage House Publishing Company Ltd. p. 36. ISBN 1-894974-21-2. 

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