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 home to many of the most exciting
sporting events and concerts in the Madison, Wisconsin area 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. These days the arena mostly serves as the home to many of the biggest
concerts to hit the Madison area. Tickets to shows at the Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center always sell quickly so be sure
to get yours from StubHub today.
Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center Schedule
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. Acts including 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. The arena occasionally hosts NBA and NHL exhibition
games as well as other sporting events. 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. Whatever your entertainment desires,
Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center is sure to have something coming up that suits your interests.
is the capital and second largest city in Wisconsin. The city was ranked second in the nation in terms of education and in
addition to the University of Wisconsin is home to three other institutions of higher learning including Madison Media Institute,
Madison Area Technical College, and Edgewood College. It is regularly ranked as one of the best places in the country to live
and was chosen the number one place in the United States to live in 1996. The Madison Symphony Orchestra, The Madison Opera,
Forward Theater, and other performing arts companies provide ample cultural opportunities for residents and visitors to Madison.
Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center Seating Layout
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. 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.
The Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center was home to the Wisconsin Badgers hockey
team from 1967 through 1998 and boasted one of the best environments in all of college hockey. The commonplace "sieve chant"
that echoes through hockey arenas to taunt an opposing goalie after a goal was started at the Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center
while the Badgers played there.