Luis T. Diaz Coliseum

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Luis T. Diaz Coliseum
Coliseo Luis T. Diaz
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Location Marina Street
Aguadilla, PR 00604
Coordinates 18°25′34″N 067°09′19″W / 18.42611°N 67.15528°W / 18.42611; -67.15528
Owner City of Aguadilla
Operator City of Aguadilla
Capacity 2,500+
Construction
Opened 1971
Renovated 2005
Tenants
Aguadilla Sharks (BSN) (1980s-1998)
Aguadilla Divas (FSVL) (2006-2008)

Luis T. Diaz Coliseum (Spanish: Coliseo Luis T. Diaz) is the main arena in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. It is located on Marina Street facing the Atlantic Ocean. Currently seats 2,500+ for basketball & volleyball games and it's the former home of the Las Divas de Aguadilla of the Female Superior Volleyball League. Named after Luis T. Diaz who taught sports to the youth of the city. Formerly home to the Aguadilla Sharks of the National Superior Basketball League as well.

History[edit]

The Coliseum opened to the public in 1971 as the main arena in the city hosting many events like Basketball games, Volleyball games, Pro Wrestling events, Church Gatherings among others.

In the lobby there is a plaque of Luis T. Diaz and in a room showing a lot of trophies from various sports and a picture of the 2006 Aguadilla Divas.

The Coliseum was renovated in 2005 when the city learned that the Divas were coming to play in the building. Also the Coliseum hosts city activities, Pro Wrestling events from both IWA, Caribbean Pro Wrestling and the WWC, Elementary, Middle & High School Graduation Celebrations.

Current Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared in the Coliseum on Saturday May 25, 2008 making the first Presidential Candidate to appear in the coliseum.