El Paso County Coliseum

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El Paso County Coliseum
Location 4100 East Paisano Street
El Paso, Texas
Owner El Paso Sports Commission
Operator El Paso Sports Commission
Capacity 5,250
Surface Multi-surface
Broke ground 1939
Opened May 22, 1942
Renovated 2004
Construction cost $9.5 million (renovation)USD
($11.9 million in 2016 dollars[1])
El Paso Raiders (SWHL) (1975–1976)
El Paso Buzzards (WPHL/CHL) (1996–2003)
El Paso Rumble (Intense) (2004)
El Paso Rhinos (WSHL) (2006–present)
El Paso Generals (IFL) (2009)

El Paso County Coliseum is a 5,250-seat multi-purpose arena located in El Paso, Texas. It opened on May 22, 1942 and seats up to 7,000 people for concerts.


Late 1940s – 1970s[edit]

In addition to rodeo, many legendary music artists have performed at El Paso County Coliseum.

Other events also included high school graduations, UTEP Basketball, Circus and Ice Capades.

1980s – 2000[edit]

Selena, who sold out at the coliseum in 1994, was one of many to perform there, while still hosting family events i.e. Circus and Ice Shows.

In 2005, it underwent a 9.5 million dollar renovation. The improvements included electrical power upgrades, bathrooms, new seats and a new HVAC system.

In 2006, Nine Inch Nails filmed, in part, their Live, In Concert High Definition DVD "Beside You In Time".

Many other heavy metal bands have performed here such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, and Mötley Crüe.

Present day[edit]

It still is host to a variety of events, including Disney on Ice, Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus, George Carden Circus, Walking with Dinosaurs, Trade Shows, Monster Trucks, WWE.

It remains the focal point for Latin Entertainment in the El Paso, Juarez MX, Las Cruces, New Mexico region.

Most recently, it has become home to the 2009 expansion El Paso Generals of the IFL and the 2006 expansion El Paso Rhinos of the WSHL.


  1. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved November 10, 2015.

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Coordinates: 31°45′59″N 106°26′35″W / 31.76639°N 106.44306°W / 31.76639; -106.44306