Fant–Ewing Coliseum

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Fant-Ewing Coliseum
The Coliseum
Interior view Fant–Ewing Coliseum in 2011
Interior, November 2011
Former names Ewing Coliseum
Location 4319 Northeast Drive
Monroe, Louisiana
United States
Coordinates 32°31′52″N 92°04′08″W / 32.531°N 92.069°W / 32.531; -92.069Coordinates: 32°31′52″N 92°04′08″W / 32.531°N 92.069°W / 32.531; -92.069
Owner University of Louisiana at Monroe
Operator University of Louisiana at Monroe
Capacity 7,085
Surface Maple
Construction
Opened 1971
Construction cost $2.7 million
($15.8 million in 2016 dollars[1])
Tenants
Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks (NCAA
Men's basketball (1971–present)
Women's basketball (1974–present)
Women's volleyball (1982–present)

Fant–Ewing Coliseum is a 7,085-seat multi-purpose arena in Monroe, Louisiana, United States, on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Monroe.[2] It was built in 1971 and is home to the Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks men's and women's basketball teams and women's volleyball team. The arena also hosts concerts and events.

History[edit]

Exterior view, November 2011

The first men's basketball game played in Fant-Ewing was on December 1, 1971 against Sam Houston State, who defeated ULM 71-70.

It has hosted the Southland Conference men's basketball tournament five times and the Atlantic Sun Conference men's basketball tournament three times.

During the 2006-07 season, a student-only section was created, named the "Hawk's Nest".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ "FANT-EWING COLISEUM". ulmwarhawks.com. Retrieved May 22, 2015.