Quinn Coliseum

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Quinn Coliseum is a basketball, swimming and volleyball arena in La Grande, Oregon which serves as the home for the Eastern Oregon Mountaineers. It was constructed in 1958 with a "wing" architecture theme.[1] In 2007, Quinn Coliseum was renovated, which included a new bleachers, energy efficient lighting, and new indoor softball batting cages.[2] Quinn Coliseum hosted amateur boxing matches in the 1980s.[3] In 1986, a drowning occurred in the deep end of the pool facilities. John Norton, 45 of Baker, was discovered at the bottom of the pool by a lifeguard and was unresponsive to revive him.[4] Quinn Coliseum is currently being rebuilt by SERA Architects from Portland.[5]

Quinn Coliseum seats 1200 people.


  1. ^ "EOC campus architecture looks like patchwork quilt". The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon). 4 June 1973. p. 27. 
  2. ^ "Quinn Coliseum to undergo major renovations; New bleachers, energy efficient lighting, repainting of entire gymnasium and installing electric batting cages for softball all on list". EOU Athletic Department. La Grande, Oregon: Eastern Oregon University. 29 March 2007. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "McArthur selected for NAIA hono". The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon). 8 February 1983. p. 84. 
  4. ^ "Death ruled accident". The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon). 27 August 1986. p. 78. 
  5. ^ "Quinn Coliseum Renovation, Eastern Oregon University". SERA Architects. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 

Coordinates: 45°19′05.7″N 118°05′32.0″W / 45.318250°N 118.092222°W / 45.318250; -118.092222