Hirsch Memorial Coliseum

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Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
HIrsch Coliseum, Shreveport, LA IMG 1354.JPG
Location Shreveport, Louisiana
Capacity 10,300
Opened 1954

The Hirsch Memorial Coliseum is a 10,300-seat multi-purpose arena in Shreveport, Louisiana. It was built in 1954. It is located adjacent to the Independence Bowl stadium and across from Fair Park High School in Shreveport.

Professional Sports[edit]

The Hirsch was home to the Shreveport Mudbugs ice hockey team, from 1997, until they moved to the CenturyTel Center, in Bossier City in 2000. It hosted the 1981 Atlantic Sun Conference men's basketball tournament and has hosted the Southland Conference men's basketball tournament six times.

The Coliseum has hosted many wrestling events over the years including NWA, WCW and WWE events.

In 2013, the Hirsch became home to a professional basketball franchise through the American Basketball Association called the Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks.

Music Events[edit]

It also has a long history as a concert venue. Most notably, Hirsch Memorial Coliseum is where the words "Elvis has left the building" were first uttered in 1957.[1][2][3][4] Rush was scheduled to perform during their Roll the Bones Tour on February 22, 1992, with Primus as their opening act, but the show was cancelled due to Geddy Lee contracting laryngitis. In January 1995, it was the scene of a small scale riot, when a Pantera concert was cancelled at the last minute, because of a city ordnance that had just gone into effect, requiring seating on the floor, which the band felt created an unsafe situation for the fans and themselves.

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Coordinates: 32°28′36″N 93°47′22″W / 32.476652°N 93.789477°W / 32.476652; -93.789477