El Paso County Coliseum
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|El Paso County Coliseum|
|Location||4100 East Paisano Street
El Paso, Texas
|Opened||May 22, 1942|
|Owner||El Paso Sports Commission|
|Operator||El Paso Sports Commission|
|Construction cost||$9.5 million (renovation)USD
($11.7 million in 2013 dollars)
|El Paso Raiders (Southwest Hockey League) (1975-1976)
El Paso Buzzards (Central Hockey League) (1996-2000)
El Paso Rumble (Intense Football League) (2004)
El Paso Generals (Indoor Football League) (2009)
El Paso Rhinos (Western States Hockey League) (2006-Pres.)
Late 1940s – 1970s
In addition to rodeo, many legendary music artists have performed here.
1980s – 2000
Selena, who sold out at the coliseum in 1994, was one of many to perform there, while still hosting family events i.e. Circus and Ice Shows.
In 2005, it underwent a 9.5 million dollar renovation. The improvements included electrical power upgrades, bathrooms, new seats and a new HVAC system.
Many other heavy metal bands have performed here such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, and Black Sabbath.
It remains the focal point for Latin Entertainment in the El Paso, Juarez MX, Las Cruces, New Mexico region.
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