Freeman Coliseum

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Freeman Coliseum
The Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum
Former names Joe Freeman Bexar County Coliseum, Bexar County Coliseum
Location 3201 East Houston St.
San Antonio, Texas 78219
 United States
Owner Bexar County
Capacity 11,700 (concerts, boxing and wrestling)
9,800 (basketball)
9,500 (motor sports, rodeo and professional bull riding)
Field size 294 feet (90 m) wide by 460 feet (140 m) long by 99 feet (30 m) tall
Surface Chilled Concrete
Broke ground November 17, 1947
Opened October 19, 1949
Renovated 1993
Construction cost $1.75 million
Architect Bartlett Cocke, Phelps & Dewews & Simmons, Atlee B. and Robt. M. Ayres
San Antonio Stars (WNBA) (2015)
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo (PRCA) (1950-2002)
San Antonio Dragons (IHL) (1996-1998)
San Antonio Iguanas (CHL) (1994-2002)

The Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum is a sports and concert venue in San Antonio, Texas, USA, built in 1949.

It has been host to thousands of events including the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, concerts, trade shows, motor sports, circus, professional sports including professional bull riding, basketball, hockey, boxing and wrestling.

It was the home of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, until the opening in 2003 of the adjacent AT&T Center, formerly known as SBC Center.

The WNBA's San Antonio Stars will play home games at the Freeman Coliseum for the 2015 season due to renovations at AT&T Center.[1]

Although the main rodeo event is in AT&T Center, stock show and exhibit aspects of the rodeo are still held in Freeman Coliseum.

The arena seats 9,500 for motor sports, rodeos and professional bull riding, 9,800 for basketball and up to 11,700 for concerts, boxing and wrestling. It contains a 77-foot (23 m) ceiling height. When used for trade shows, the arena features 31,250 square feet (2,903 m2) of space, plus 129,500 square feet (12,030 m2) of exhibit space in four adjacent exhibit halls—the 60,000-square-foot (6,000 m2) Morris Center, the 36,000-square-foot (3,300 m2) Exhibit Hall #1, the 20,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) Freeman Building and the 13,500-square-foot (1,250 m2) Exhibit Hall #2.

The Coliseum was home to the San Antonio Rowels and its national team rodeo league competition, as well as two professional hockey teams, the Central Hockey League San Antonio Iguanas and later the International Hockey League San Antonio Dragons from 1996-1998.

The building hosted several professional wrestling events - The WWF's Tuesday in Texas in 1991 and the WWF Survivor Series in 1994.

It was the largest indoor arena in San Antonio until HemisFair Arena opened in 1968. Since then, many top recording artists have made their San Antonio concert debuts at the Coliseum.


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Coordinates: 29°25′37″N 98°26′22″W / 29.426899°N 98.439351°W / 29.426899; -98.439351