I always thought it was a handsome building and an impressive sight as you flew into Charlotte-Douglas.
If you're 50+ and have lived in Charlotte a long time you probably refer to the building below as the 'new Coliseum'. 'New' because the original Coliseum was on Independence Boulevard.
I saw Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, the Ringling Brothers Circus and the Charlotte Hornets here before it was imploded in 2007 to make way for mixed-use development.
Who did you see perform? Any graduations? Were you at the first Hornets game?
The Grateful Dead, June, 1991.
Frank Sinatra at the 'new Coliseum'. Undated, but probably from his August 19, 1988 concert.
The cheapest seats in the house were $17.50.
August, 1988 aerial view on day of opening celebration.
Planting trees for the controversial Maya Lin 'Topo' environmental sculpture.
Originally known as 'The Playing Field' - 1991.
Ringling Bros. Circus elephants make their way to the Coliseum. 2001.
June 3, 2007 implosion.