|Location|| 3201 East Houston St.|
San Antonio, Texas 78219
|Broke ground||November 17, 1947|
|Opened||October 19, 1949|
|Owner||Bexar County, Texas|
|Construction cost||$1.75 million|
|Architect||Bartlett Cocke, Phelps & Dewews & Simmons, Atlee B. and Robt. M. Ayres|
|Former names||Joe Freeman Bexar County Coliseum, Bexar County Coliseum|
|Tenants|| San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo (1950-2002)|
San Antonio Dragons (IHL) (1996-1998)
San Antonio Iguanas (CHL) (1994-2002)
|Capacity|| 11,700 (concerts, boxing and wrestling)|
9,500 (motor sports, rodeo and professional bull riding)
|Field Dimensions||294 ft wide by 460 ft long by 99 ft tall|
The Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum, built in 1949, 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.
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.
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.
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