Garrett Coliseum

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Garrett Coliseum
Garrett Coliseum Feb 2010 01.jpg
Location Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Coordinates 32°24′11″N 86°16′17″W / 32.402995°N 86.2713°W / 32.402995; -86.2713Coordinates: 32°24′11″N 86°16′17″W / 32.402995°N 86.2713°W / 32.402995; -86.2713
Owner Alabama Department of Agriculture
Capacity 12,500
Built 1951
Architect Sherlock, Smith, and Adams[1]
Montgomery Bears (AIFA) (2005–2007)

The Garrett Coliseum is a 12,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. The arena is the centerpiece of the Alabama Agricultural Center, home to the Alabama National Fair. It was built in 1951 and named after W. W. Garrett, the first chairman of the Alabama Agricultural Board.[1] The coliseum's first event was a concert by Hank Williams. From 2005 until 2007, it was home to the Montgomery Bears of the American Indoor Football Association. The arena contains 8,500 permanent seats and can seat up to 10,500 for end-stage shows, 12,500 for boxing, wrestling and center-stage concerts. The Garrett Coliseum Complex is also home to the official state horse show, by Law on the books the Alabama Open Horsemans Association State Championship Horse Show, which is held every year on Labor Day Weekend.

Garrett Coliseum is unique among indoor arenas for its bandstand which is located at the coliseum's stage end. The Coliseum also contains a 33,600-square-foot arena floor. Adjacent venues in the Alabama National Fairgrounds include the Crawford Arena with 26,243 square feet of space; Teague Arena with 7800 square feet of space; a 14,400-square-foot Exhibit Building, and the 10,500-square-foot Homer Lewis Building.


  1. ^ a b Benn, Alvin (June 2008). "Ag Commissioner Pushes for Garrett Coliseum Renovation". Cooperative Farming News. Alabama Farmers Co-Op. Archived from the original on 7 August 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 

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