Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center History
The Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center, also known as Veterans Memorial
Coliseum and previously as Dane County Coliseum, first opened its doors in 1967 and has been a major component of the Madison,
Wisconsin entertainment scene ever since. The arena is the former home of several sports teams including the Wisconsin Badgers
hockey team, the Madison Monsters and the Madison Mad Dogs minor league ice hockey teams, the Madison Wolfpack indoor football
team, and more, which originally gave it a significant reputation for hosting a steady stream of amazing sporting events.
More recently, however, the Coliseum has become the type of venue that is known to bring it some unbelievable concerts, making
it the place to be for all kinds of different events.
Over the years, acts that have taken to the stage here include
Motley Crue, Brantley Gilbert, Tool, American Idols Live, The Black Keys, Kay Perry, and more have all hit the stage at the
Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center. World renowned speakers like Maya Angelou, Hillary Clinton, and the Dalai Lama have all
spoken to sold out crowds at the Coliseum. Additionally, big time theatrical productions like So You Think You Can Dance:
The Tour, Sesame Street Live, and Champions on Ice have all been staged at the arena. Put it all together and the Coliseum
is one of those places that you definitely don't want to miss out on if you're looking for a night out on the town in Madison,
Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center Events
While it was initially known primarily as a hockey
arena, Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center is now mostly used to put on concerts by some of the biggest musical acts in the
world. Take a look at the calendar of events and you might see a performance from a legendary musician or group, with concerts
featuring groups like the Trans-Siberian Orchestra representing some of the top-tier shows that are known to bring in audiences
by the thousands. The Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center is now also the home to the Madison Capitols, a United States Hockey
League team that was recently formed. So whether it's a concert, a sporting event or something else entirely, the Alliant
Energy Center tends to have a little something for everyone.
Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center Trivia
the former home to the Wisconsin Badgers' hockey team, the Coliseum earned a beloved nickname. Can you name it?
answer is The Great Dane, which the Coliseum gained while hosting Badgers' home games for three decades.
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More than 10,000 fans are admitted to performances at the Coliseum at Alliant
Energy Center and there is no better place in the area to catch a big-time show. No matter how many different ways there are
to be entertained these days, there is still no topping the live-viewing experience, which is exactly what you'll see first-hand
if you come out to see an event at the Coliseum. Once you attend an unforgettable show at the Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center
you will want to immediately start making plans to return for another one as soon as possible.