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RE: Art of Abandonment: Mid-South Coliseum
(02-11-2020 12:11 PM)tigergreen Wrote:  
(02-11-2020 08:42 AM)gusrob Wrote:  I wonder how much $$ it would take to get this building back in shape, up to code and functional. I'd imagine it's a pretty penny.

From what I remember, it's not nearly as much as some would have you believe.

They had an engineering study done last year and they estimated the cost would run about $15-$18 million to get it back in shape and up to ADA standards. It would cost $4 million to tear it down.

Contrary to rumors there is no black mold.
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It's called Landers.

And it's better for them to eat the cost of having an average of 350 people at Hustle games than making the MSC eat it.
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So many memories for me in this building.
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(02-11-2020 06:22 PM)SpiderMan79x Wrote:  So many memories for me in this building.

Yep. Saw my first Tiger basketball game there. Also many concerts and Monday night wrestling.
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A lot of good memories, not to mention graduating from Memphis State University in the Coliseum.
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(02-11-2020 11:58 AM)TigerBlue4Ever Wrote:  
(02-10-2020 11:51 PM)Trapper John Wrote:  I remember seeing Styx there as a kid - the Kilroy Was Here tour - and I remember seeing Pearl Jam Versus tour in the mid 90's. In between I remember a bunch of wrestling and a bunch of Tigers games. And a few soccer matches too.

I saw that there also.

One of my first concerts!
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(02-11-2020 12:29 AM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  What the hell need has the MSC filled in the last fifteen years?


It can take events from the Landers Center. That rat hole with its traffic nightmares and bad concession areas need to be imploded.
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Great job! Tigers should have never abandoned it. Should have stayed and made it better.
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Excluded Events:
shall be held in the Arena Complex or any such CITY
/COUNTY Controlled Facility, as determined by the
promoter of such Excluded Event.

"Excluded Events" shall mean (1) all varsity and junior-varsity
intercollegiate athletic events that include the University of
Memphis or require sponsorship of a Tennessee-based NCAA
institution, (ii) all other University of Memphis events that produce
less than $5,000 of revenue (which $5,000 shall be adjusted
annually by the CPI Percentage Adjustment), (iii) all "flat floor"
events and other events that require simultaneous space in an
arena ancillary to an event at the Convention Center, (iv) all
"Wonders" events, and (v) all events that are part of each of the
Mid-South Fair and the Church of God in Christ Convention, each to
be held over a period of not more than fifteen (15) days in each

calendar year.
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(02-12-2020 12:38 AM)BIGDTiger Wrote:  Great job! Tigers should have never abandoned it. Should have stayed and made it better.

03-lmfao03-lmfao
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(02-12-2020 01:00 AM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  
(02-12-2020 12:38 AM)BIGDTiger Wrote:  Great job! Tigers should have never abandoned it. Should have stayed and made it better.

03-lmfao03-lmfao

The city as usual made it all but impossible for us to do that, same reason we will stay in LB forever, all about city never what's best for university and Tiger Lane was also about SHC and LB too
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(02-12-2020 08:25 AM)ZachMan Wrote:  
(02-12-2020 01:00 AM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  
(02-12-2020 12:38 AM)BIGDTiger Wrote:  Great job! Tigers should have never abandoned it. Should have stayed and made it better.

03-lmfao03-lmfao

The city as usual made it all but impossible for us to do that, same reason we will stay in LB forever, all about city never what's best for university and Tiger Lane was also about SHC and LB too

It was designed so it could have been expanded. But the city chose to go with a new arena downtown instead.

Then SEC fans in town got control and tried to stuff about 2,000 additional seats into the pyramid so they could make a bid on the SEC tournament.

That forced us to build a third arena when the Griz came to town.
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I don't post much but had to chime in on this one. That building was electric. Played JV Basketball for Memphis State in the late 70's and I loved the Coliseum. Also saw Earth, Wind and Fire, Prince and Rick James (Prince was the opening act), and Parliament Funkadelic in that arena. Great concerts. Driving up on game day was a feeling that I won't ever forget. By the second half of the JV game the crowd would be 3/4 full and cheering for us as if we were the varsity team. (We did have a better record). Great memories of the MSC.
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(02-13-2020 04:36 AM)casper20 Wrote:  I don't post much but had to chime in on this one. That building was electric. Played JV Basketball for Memphis State in the late 70's and I loved the Coliseum. Also saw Earth, Wind and Fire, Prince and Rick James (Prince was the opening act), and Parliament Funkadelic in that arena. Great concerts. Driving up on game day was a feeling that I won't ever forget. By the second half of the JV game the crowd would be 3/4 full and cheering for us as if we were the varsity team. (We did have a better record). Great memories of the MSC.

Prince and EWF? Oh wow.
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I remember when they added the score/message board that hung in the middle. The Tigers had a national TV game, I think it was against Louisville. The new score board is had mud all over the side of it from a tractor pull. lol.
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(02-12-2020 01:00 AM)AlonsoWDC Wrote:  
(02-12-2020 12:38 AM)BIGDTiger Wrote:  Great job! Tigers should have never abandoned it. Should have stayed and made it better.

03-lmfao03-lmfao

lol
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(02-13-2020 09:31 AM)midtowncowboy Wrote:  I remember when they added the score/message board that hung in the middle. The Tigers had a national TV game, I think it was against Louisville. The new score board is had mud all over the side of it from a tractor pull. lol.

03-lmfao Those were the days.
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