Freeman ColiseumEdit profile
The Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum is a sports and concert venue in San Antonio, Texas, USA, built in 1949. It has been host to thousands of events including the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, concerts, trade shows, motor sports, circus, professional sports including professional bull riding, basketball, hockey, boxing and wrestling. It was the home of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, until the opening in 2003 of the adjacent AT&T Center, formerly known as SBC Center. Although the main rodeo event is in AT&T Center, stock show and exhibit aspects of the rodeo are still held in Freeman Coliseum. The arena seats 9,500 for motor sports, rodeos and professional bull riding, 9,800 for basketball and up to 11,700 for concerts, boxing and wrestling. It contains a 77-foot (23 m) ceiling height. When used for trade shows, the arena features 31,250 square feet (2,903 m 2) of space, plus 129,500 square feet (12,030 m 2) of exhibit space in four adjacent exhibit halls--the 60,000-square-foot (6,000 m 2) Morris Center, the 36,000-square-foot (3,300 m 2) Exhibit Hall #1, the 20,000-square-foot (2,000 m 2) Freeman Building and the 13,500-square-foot (1,250 m 2) Exhibit Hall #2. The Coliseum was home to the San Antonio Rowels and its national team rodeo league competition, as well as two professional hockey teams, the Central Hockey League San Antonio Iguanas and later the International Hockey League San Antonio Dragons from 1996-1998. The building hosted several professional wrestling events - The WWF's Tuesday in Texas in 1991 and the WWF Survivor Series in 1994.