Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum
|Former names||Hockeytown State Fair Coliseum|
Michigan State Fair Riding Coliseum, Dairy Cattle Building, and Agricultural Building
Coliseum at the Michigan State Fair
|Location||1120 W State Fair Ave., Detroit, Michigan
|Architect||Lynn W. Fry|
|NRHP Reference #||80001925|
|Added to NRHP||June 06, 1980|
|Surface||200 by 85 feet (61 m × 26 m) (hockey)|
|Wayne State Warriors (NCAA-CHA)
Royal Oak-Shrine Catholic Knights (MHSAA-CHSL) (2006-2009)
Motor City Mechanics (UHL) (2007-future)
Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum (also Hockeytown State Fair Coliseum) is a 5,600-seat multi-purpose arena in Detroit, Michigan. The coliseum, built in 1922, is part of the former Michigan State Fairgrounds where the Michigan State Fair was held until 2009, which is the oldest state fair in the United States. The coliseum has also been the long-time venue of the Detroit appearance of the Shrine Circus.
It is home to the Wayne State University Warriors ice hockey team. The arena was also host to the 2006 men's and women's College Hockey America conference tournament. Wayne State played its first collegiate hockey season in 1999 at the arena following the coliseum's renovation. Wayne State played its next three seasons at the Great Lakes Sports City Superior Arena in Fraser and then two seasons at the Compuware Sports Arena in Plymouth before returning to the Coliseum in 2005.
In 2006 the Royal Oak-Shrine Catholic High School Knights ice hockey team began playing at the State Fairgrounds Coliseum. The team left in 2007 and is returning for the start of the 2008-2009 season for their first varsity season.
The exterior of the coliseum was used as the Flint Fairgrounds Coliseum in the 2008 movie Semi-Pro.
- Wayne State Men's Hockey To Play At State Fairgrounds (from WSUAthletics.com)[dead link]
- WSU To Host CHA Women's And Men's 2006 Tournaments (from WSUAthletics.com)[dead link]