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Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum
Location
Opened
Owner
Surface 200' x 85' (hockey)
Former names Hockeytown State Fair Coliseum
Tenants Wayne State Warriors (NCAA-CHA)
Motor City Mechanics (UHL) (2007-future)
Capacity

Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum (also Hockeytown State Fair Coliseum) is a 5,600-seat multi-purpose arena in Detroit, Michigan. It is home to the Wayne State University Warriors ice hockey team. The arena was also host to the 2006 men's and women's College Hockey America conference tournament. Wayne State played its first collegiate hockey season in 1999 at the arena following the coliseum's renovation. Wayne State played its next three seasons at the Great Lakes Sports City Superior Arena in Fraser and then two seasons at the Compuware Sports Arena in Plymouth before returning to the Coliseum in 2005.

The in-limbo Motor City Mechanics, planned to resume operations in 2008 and play at the Coliseum; however, this has not yet come to pass.

The coliseum, built in 1922, is part of the Michigan State Fair, the oldest state fair in the United States. The coliseum has also been the long-time venue of the Detroit appearance of the Shrine Circus.

The exterior of the coliseum was used as the Flint Fairgrounds Coliseum in the 2008 movie Semi-Pro.

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