The Greensboro Coliseum Complex (formerly known as Greensboro Coliseum) is an entertainment and sports complex located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Opening in 1959, the arena was once one of the largest venues in the South, with a seating capacity of over 23,000. The complex holds eight venues that includes an amphitheater, arena, aquatic center, banquet hall, convention center, museum, theatre and an indoor pavilion. It is the home of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s “Spartans” men’s basketball team, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) with their Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament.
It has hosted the Men’s ACC Tournament twenty-three times since 1967 and the Women’s ACC Tournament twelve times since 2000. The Coliseum hosted both tournaments until 2015. Other notable sporting events include the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s “Final Four” in 1974 and the East Regionals in 1976, 1979 and 1998. It is also the former home of several professional hockey teams including the Greensboro Generals, Greensboro Monarchs of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes. It is also the current home of the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA Development League.
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