Fair Park Coliseum (Dallas)

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Fair Park Coliseum
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Fair Park Coliseum (Dallas)
Full nameFair Park Coliseum
Coordinates 32°46′45″N96°45′26″W / 32.779175°N 96.757193°W / 32.779175; -96.757193 Coordinates: 32°46′45″N96°45′26″W / 32.779175°N 96.757193°W / 32.779175; -96.757193
Capacity Basketball: 8,513
Construction
Opened1955
Renovated1988
Tenants
Dallas Black Hawks (CHL) (19671982)
Dallas Tornado (NASL) (1975)
Dallas Freeze (CHL) (19921995)
Dallas Generals (ABA) (2009)
Assassination City Roller Derby (WFTDA) (20112013)
Dallas Marshals (CIF) (2018)
Fair Park Coliseum (Inside) FairParkColiseumINTERIOR.JPG
Fair Park Coliseum (Inside)

Fair Park Coliseum is an 8,513-seat multi-purpose arena in Dallas, Texas (USA) on the Fair Park grounds. [1] It was home to the Dallas Black Hawks ice hockey team and Dallas Chaparrals basketball team. [2] It was built in 1955. It was also home to the new ABA's Dallas Generals for the 2009–2010 season before the franchise folded.

From March 26, 2011 to 2013, the State Fair Coliseum was home to Dallas' own women's roller derby league, Assassination City Roller Derby of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. [3]

During the 1984 Dallas Grand Prix Formula One race held at Fair Park, the Coliseum doubled as the pit paddock for the Formula One teams in the Grand Prix.

The Dallas Tornado soccer club hosted the four-team regionals of the 1975 NASL Indoor tournament.

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References

  1. Wilonsky, Robert (December 5, 2019). "'It's Fair Park's time': Maybe, after decades, Dallas has a plan to turn albatross into jewel". The Dallas Morning News . Retrieved August 24, 2020.
  2. Olson, Rush (June 5, 2020). "Sports Rush: NHL (Should Be) Coming to Fort Worth". Fort Worth Weekly . Retrieved August 24, 2020.
  3. "Assassination City Roller Derby Season Opener at Fair Park". Dallas Observer . March 27, 2011. Retrieved August 24, 2020.
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Dallas Chaparrals

1967 1973
Succeeded by
HemisFair Arena