Hirsch Memorial Coliseum

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Hirsch Memorial Coliseum

Description

The Hirsch Memorial Coliseum is a 10,300-seat multi-purpose arena in Shreveport, Louisiana. It was built in 1954. It is located adjacent to the Independence Bowl stadium and across from Fair Park High School in Shreveport.  The Hirsch was home to the Shreveport Mudbugs ice hockey team, from 1997, until they moved to the CenturyTel Center, in Bossier City in 2000. It hosted the 1981 Atlantic Sun Conference men’s basketball tournament and has hosted the Southland Conference men’s basketball tournament six times.

The Coliseum has hosted many wrestling events over the years including NWA, WCW and WWE events.

From 2013 to 2015, the Hirsch was home to a professional basketball franchise through the American Basketball Association called the Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks.  In 2016, the Mudbugs plan to return to play in the North American Hockey League and play at George’s Pond at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum.

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