Crown Coliseum

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Crown Coliseum
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Interior of the arena during the departure ceremony for the 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team (c. 2009)
Former names Cumberland County Crown Coliseum (1997-2014)
Address 1960 Coliseum Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28306-3059
Location Crown Complex
Owner Cumberland County Civic Center Commission
Operator Comcast Spectacor
Capacity 10,000
Construction
Broke ground June 12, 1995 (1995-06-12)
Opened October 23, 1997 (1997-10-23)
Construction cost $55 million
($85.4 million in 2016 dollars[1])
Architect Odell Associates
Structural engineer Fleming and Associates, PA
General contractor Turner Construction
Tenants
Fayetteville FireAntz (SPHL) (2002-present)
Cape Fear Heroes (AIF) (2012-present)
Fayetteville Force (SIFL) (2011)
Fayetteville Guard (AIFA) (2005-10)
Cape Fear Wildcats (af2) (2002-04)
Fayetteville Patriots (NBDL) (2001-06)
Fayetteville Force (CHL) (1997-2001)
Website
Venue Website


The Crown Coliseum[2] (originally the Cumberland County Crown Coliseum) is a multi-purpose arena in Fayetteville, North Carolina that broke ground in 1995[3] and opened in 1997.[4] It is currently home to the Fayetteville FireAntz ice hockey team and the Cape Fear Heroes indoor football team.

During the early stages of its construction, Fayetteville’s Crown Coliseum was mentioned as a possible temporary home for the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, but this was blocked by minor-league hockey executive Bill Coffey who had signed an exclusive lease agreement with the arena for the Fayetteville Force of the Central Hockey League.[5]

It was reported in mid January that TNA Wrestling would be taping its weekly TNA iMPACT! broadcast in the arena on February 24, 2011—which would be only the second time in its history that the show would be broadcast outside Universal Studio's iMPACT! zone in Orlando, Florida. WWE taped its annual Tribute to the Troops show at the venue on December 11, 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Campbell, Sarah (March 27, 2014). "Crown Complex shows off its changes". The Fayetteville Observer. Fayetteville Publishing Company. Retrieved November 26, 2015. 
  3. ^ Moss, Gary (March 23, 1995). "Coliseum Still Lacks 'Crowning' Touch". Fayetteville Observer. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Lights Come On at New Crown Coliseum". WRAL. October 23, 1997. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ Scott, Jon C. (2006). Hockey Night in Dixie: Minor Pro Hockey in the American South. Heritage House Publishing Company Ltd. p. 103. ISBN 1-894974-21-2. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Crown Coliseum at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°00′54″N 78°53′30″W / 35.015124°N 78.891714°W / 35.015124; -78.891714

Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Fayetteville Force

1997-2001
Succeeded by
last arena
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Fayetteville Patriots

2001 - 2006
Succeeded by
last arena
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Fayetteville FireAntz

2002 – present
Succeeded by
current arena
Preceded by
Florence Civic Center
Home of the
Fayetteville Guard

2005 – 2010
Succeeded by
last arena
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Cape Fear Heroes

2012 – present
Succeeded by
current arena