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10 Facts About Omni Coliseum
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 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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