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A Place to Play

A Place to Play

Having celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009, the Greensboro Coliseum Complex has a longstanding—and well-earned—reputation as one of the premiere sports and entertainment facilities in the country. This past year was no exception as the Complex brought national exposure to Greensboro with its hosting of numerous premiere events including the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) women’s basketball tournament, 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament and concerts by some of the biggest names in the music industry including Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, The Who and Justin Bieber.

The Coliseum Complex is a multi-building facility designed to serve the citizens of Greensboro and the surrounding area through a broad range of activities, including athletic events, cultural arts, concerts, theater, educational activities, fairs, exhibits, and public and private events of all kinds including conventions, convocations and trade and consumer shows. It is both a primary center of activity for the community and a leading economic generator for this region. One of the most actively booked facilities in the country, the Greensboro Coliseum Complex hosted more than 1,000 events last year. With its incredible versatility, the Complex has gained worldwide acclaim from promoters, producers, event planners and patrons.The Greensboro Coliseum Complex consists of the Greensboro Coliseum (with seating capacity over 21,000), 2,400-seat War Memorial Auditorium, 300-seat Odeon Theatre, the 167,000-square-foot Special Events Center that includes three exhibition halls, a 4,500-seat mini-arena and eight meeting rooms, and the 30,000-square-foot Pavilion, located adjacent to the Special Events Center.

The Complex had a dynamic expansion in 2011 with the addition of four new, unique venues that attracted thousands of visitors and brought millions of dollars in economic impact to the Greensboro community.

ACC Hall of Champions, an 8,100-square-foot museum that showcases ACC history through interactive displays, unique institutional exhibits and multi-purpose program space. Highlights include a four-foot, 360-degree, state-of-the-art video globe with a unique, multi-media display of conference highlights, life-size ACC school mascot exhibits that have been a huge hit with younger visitors and an interactive exhibit that lets fans face off in a head-to-head challenge to test their knowledge of ACC sports trivia.

Greensboro Aquatic Center is a 78,323-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility with three bodies of water and a seating capacity of 2,500. GAC brings together major aquatic sports – competitive swimming and diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and other unique sports – all in one venue.

White Oak Amphitheatre is an outdoor venue with a seating capacity of over 7,600, including more than 2,000 reserved seats. White Oak Amphitheatre hosts a diverse selection of community programs, music, arts and crafts and festival type events.

The Terrace is a 12,900-square-foot banquet facility ideal for hosting speaking engagements, hospitality functions and upscale dining events in a luxurious, richly decorated setting.

City leaders recently authorized $24 million in improvements—funded from local hotel/motel tax revenues – that will help Greensboro’s greatest economic generator continue to thrive. The upgrades, which began this fall, include new, upholstered arena seating, widening of the Coliseum’s upper level concourse, addition of new concession cooking stands and a new, larger, higher resolution video scoreboard. These changes are critical as the Coliseum Complex continues to pursue bringing the most prestigious sporting events and biggest names in live entertainment to Greensboro, North Carolina.

Want to learn more about the Greensboro Coliseum Complex? Please visit us online at www.greensborocoliseum.com. For ticket information for upcoming Coliseum Complex events please go to www.ticketmaster.com. We look forward to seeing you at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex!

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