Freeman Coliseum
Freeman coliseum
Location 3201 East Houston St.
San Antonio, Texas 78219
Broke ground November 17, 1947
Opened October 19, 1949
Renovated 1993
Owner Bexar County, Texas
Surface Chilled Concrete
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)
9,800 (basketball)
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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