Ector County Coliseum

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Ector County Coliseum
The Jack-Shack
EctorCountyColiseum.jpg
Location4201 Andrews Highway
Odessa, Texas 79762
Coordinates31°53′02″N 102°23′14″W / 31.88388°N 102.38731°W / 31.88388; -102.38731Coordinates: 31°53′02″N 102°23′14″W / 31.88388°N 102.38731°W / 31.88388; -102.38731
Capacity5,131
Construction
Built1954
Tenants
West Texas Roughnecks (LSFL) (2004–2012)
Odessa Jackalopes (WPHL/CHL) (1997–2011)
Odessa Jackalopes (NAHL) (2011–present)
West Texas Wildcatters (LSFL) (2014)
FC West Texas Rumbleweeds (USAPSL) (2019–present)
West Texas (CIF) (2020–)
Website
http://www.ectorcountycoliseum.org

The Ector County Coliseum is a 5,131 seat multi-purpose arena in Odessa, Texas.

Tenants[edit]

The Permain Basin Fair is held each year at the Ector County Coliseum.

It is home to the Odessa Jackalopes (North American Hockey League)[1] the Sand Hills Rodeo, and the biennial Permian Basin International Oil Show.[2]

Each January the arena hosts a major rodeo, and the animals are kept in a large hall at one end of the arena. This is the same area that, before hockey games, group picnics are served to as many as 500 people.[3]

In 2019, the arena became home to the FC West Texas Rumbleweeds indoor soccer team.[4]

History[edit]

The Coliseum was built in 1954 and was previously the home of the original Odessa Jackalopes team. The Coliseum was the oldest arena still being used for CHL games until the Fort Wayne Komets and their facility, the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, entered the league in 2010. It was home to the West Texas Roughnecks (Indoor Football League) from 2004 until the team folded in 2012.

Preceded by
Steele County Fairgrounds
Home of the
Odessa Jackalopes (NAHL)

2011 – present
Succeeded by
current arena
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
West Texas Wildcatters

2014
Succeeded by
defunct

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FOOTBALL: Professional indoor team returns to Odessa". Odessa American. Odessa, TX: AIM Media Texas. October 16, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  2. ^ "Oil Show Parking Causing Problems for Restaurants Near Ector County Coliseum". Midland, TX: KWES-TV. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  3. ^ Scott, Jon C. (2006). Hockey Night in Dixie: Minor Pro Hockey in the American South. Heritage House Publishing Company Ltd. p. 36. ISBN 1-894974-21-2.
  4. ^ "Ector County Coliseums seating chart". FCWestTexas.com. Retrieved 21 June 2019.

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