Mid-South Coliseum
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
N 35° 07.104 W 089° 58.822
16S E 228387 N 3890239
Quick Description: Sports and Concert Venue built in 1963
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 6/16/2006 2:14:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMF0M
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GeoGordie
Views: 121

Long Description:
The Mid-South Coliseum was home to the University of Memphis Tigers basketball team before they left for the Pyramid, which opened in 1991. The Coliseum was one of the few stops on the Beatles' final American tour, their August 19, 1966, performance her is infamously known as "the firecracker concert" due to a crowd member exploding a firecracker (which some thought was a gunshot) during the show. The Mid-South Coliseum was also well-known in professional wrestling as the home base for the United States Wrestling Association and Jerry “The King” Lawler headlining countless soldout shows at this historic facility.

Today like many of the coliseums and arenas built in the '50s and '60s the Mid-South Coliseum is endanger of being destroyed as few events are currently book at this facility.

The Mid-South Coliseum is located at Mid-South Fairgrounds Complex, and stands next to the Liberty Bowl Stadium.
Street address:
996 Early Maxwell Blvd.
Memphis, TN United States

County / Borough / Parish: City of Memphis (Shelby County), Tennessee

Year listed: 2000

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Sports and Entertainment Venue

Periods of significance: 1963-1990

Historic function: Sports and Entertainment Arena

Current function: Sports and Entertainment Arena

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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