10 Facts About Omni Coliseum


Omni Coliseum was an indoor arena in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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Omni Coliseum was noted for its distinctive space frame roof, often joked about as looking like an egg crate or a rusty waffle iron.

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Only surviving component of the Omni Coliseum is its scoreboard, which now hangs in the pavilion of the State Farm Arena.

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Many major and historic wrestling events took place at the Omni Coliseum, including Starrcade, the first WarGames match during the Great American Bash tour, and the first Slamboree in 1993.

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Omni Coliseum was home to the NBA's Atlanta Hawks from 1972 to 1997.

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The Omni Coliseum was home to the NHL's Atlanta Flames from 1972 until 1980, and the Atlanta Knights of the IHL .

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Omni Coliseum was the indoor home of the Atlanta Chiefs of the North American Soccer League, as well as the Atlanta Attack of the American Indoor Soccer Association.

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Omni Coliseum was Atlanta's primary concert venue from 1972 to 1997.

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Omni Coliseum did not last nearly as long as many other arenas built during the same time period, in part because a number of its innovations did not work as intended.

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The NHL determined the Omni Coliseum was not suitable even as a temporary facility, and would only grant Atlanta an expansion team if Turner guaranteed a brand-new arena would be in place by the time the new team took the ice.

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