Rep. Morris: Memorial Coliseum ranks 13th in the world for ticket sales (9/6/2012)

Thursday, September 6, 2012 7:00 pm

Start Date:  9/6/2012  Start Time:  12:00 PM
End Date:  9/6/2012  End Time:  12:00 PM
STATEHOUSE - Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) would like to congratulate the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum for being recognized as one of the top grossing venues for its size in ticket sales. According to Venues Today and Facilities magazine the coliseum ranked 13th in the world based on concert and event ticket sales from June 16 through July 15.

“I am constantly humbled by my experiences representing a district where everyone is so dedicated and involved in their community,” said Rep. Morris. “This recognition was only possible because of Hoosier support and participation in what this community has to offer.” 

The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum was constructed as a living memorial and celebration of the Nation’s war veterans. The 13,000-seat multi-purpose coliseum was built in 1952 for around $3 million in Fort Wayne's Johnny Appleseed Park.

When the coliseum first opened, it seated 8,103 for hockey and 10,240 for basketball. In 2002 an extensive renovation and expansion project was completed, raising the roof by 41 feet. As a result, the coliseum can now seat up to 13,000 people.

“By investing in the community and providing the right environment for businesses to grow, we can continue to enjoy the fruits of our labor,” said Rep. Morris. “Communities like Fort Wayne put Indiana on the right track for a more prosperous future.” 


Rep. Bob Morris represents a portion of Allen County, including the city of Fort Wayne and most of St. Joe Township

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