Reed Green Coliseum

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Reed Green Coliseum
Reed Green Coliseum.jpg
Location 112 Coliseum Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Owner University of Southern Mississippi
Operator University of Southern Mississippi
Capacity 8,095
Opened December 6, 1965
Tenants
Southern Miss Golden Eagles men's basketball (NCAA) (1965-present)
Southern Miss Lady Eagles women's basketball (NCAA) (1965-present)
Southern Miss Lady Eagles volleyball (NCAA)

Reed Green Coliseum is an 8,095-seat multi-purpose arena in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States.[1] Affectionately referred to by fans and local sportswriters as "The Yurt", it opened on December 6, 1965 and is home to the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) men's basketball team, women's basketball team and women's volleyball team.[2] Prior to the Coliseum, USM's teams played at the USM Sports Arena, a 3,200-seat arena opened in 1949.

It is the Hattiesburg area's premier sports and entertainment venue. It is named for Reed Green, who attended the university and went on to serve as its coach and athletics director. Subsequent renovations over the years, which brought larger dressing rooms, officials' areas and a meeting room, for members of the Eagles Club, have kept Green Coliseum one of the area's main events venues with more renovations to follow.[3]

It is also used for graduation ceremonies, civic events and concerts. As a concert venue, the coliseum can seat nearly 9,100.

The arena played host to the final show of the Rolling Thunder Revue tour, headed by Bob Dylan, on May 1, 1976.

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  1. ^ "Reed Green Coliseum". southernmiss.com. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Reed Green Coliseum". stadiumsusa.com. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Reed Green renovation options unveiled". hattiesburgamerican.com. Retrieved 20 May 2017. 

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Coordinates: 31°19′51″N 89°20′16″W / 31.33083°N 89.33778°W / 31.33083; -89.33778