Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum
The Coliseum
Opened 1960
Closed June 20, 2003
Demolished June 26, 2003
Owner City of Jacksonville
Capacity Stated capacity: 11,000

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum was an 11,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. Built in 1960, it was home to most of the city's indoor professional sports teams and hosted various concerts and other events. It was demolished in 2003 and replaced with the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.


Sports teams based in the Coliseum included the Jacksonville Lizard Kings ice hockey team; the American Basketball Association franchise known as The Floridians played some of its home games there in 1971 and 1972.



The Coliseum was demolished in 2003 and replaced with the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Extreme care was taken not to damage the black granite Veterans Memorial Wall located just eight feet from east wall of the building. After the debris was cleared, a 2 acre walking park was added to the area around the Memorial.

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