Crimson Tide basketball has been drawing University of Alabama fans to the Coleman Coliseum since 1968. Originally named Memorial Coliseum, this iconic symbol of Crimson Tide pride was built at a cost of 4.2 million and initially seated 15,032 people, making it one of the largest sport facilities in the Southeastern Conference and the fifth-largest in the US at that time. The Coleman Coliseum and grounds are situated on two acres, and there are almost 100,000 square feet of space in the center bowl. In 1998, the coliseum was renamed the Coleman Coliseum. This was in honor of Jeff Coleman, a collector of Crimson Tide lore, an alumni director and a member of the committee that managed the arena's construction. The Coleman Coliseum underwent an extensive renovation for the 2005-06 season and received many substantial upgrades, such as a completely modernized faade, numerous expansions, a new club room and 316 additional seats. Additional updates over the years include a high-definition scoreboard and even more seating. Get your Coleman Coliseum tickets for an exciting University of Alabama basketball game or other event at StubHub!
Are there events held at the Coleman Coliseum other than basketball?
Yes, there are Coleman Coliseum events other than men's and women's basketball games. Some typical offerings include Alabama Women's Gymnastics, concerts and other special events.
What is the Coleman Coliseum seating capacity?
The Coleman Coliseum seating capacity is 15,383.
Is the Coleman Coliseum a family-friendly stadium?
The Coleman Coliseum is a family-friendly venue for children. The facility itself is alcohol-free, and the concourse is wide and easily navigable for groups of all ages.
Can you tell me about the food and drink options available at the Coleman Coliseum?
There are six concession stands throughout the concourse areas. They are called "The Crimson Grill" and offer typical stadium fare, such as pizza, hotdogs, nachos, pretzels, peanuts, candy and cookies. Beverages include Coca-Cola products, water and juice. There is no alcohol allowed.
Is there lodging within walking distance of the Coleman Coliseum?
The Hotel Capstone, which is managed by the University of Alabama, is located directly across the street from the Coleman Coliseum. The Embassy Suites, located in downtown Tuscaloosa, is also within easy walking distance.
Is there on-site parking available at the Coleman Coliseum?
There is free parking for graduates and guests in the Soccer lot on University Boulevard. Free transportation from this lot and other areas is provided by the CrimsonRide transportation service, which is wheelchair accessible. There is also free parking in the Moody lot on 2nd Avenue, which is located close to Coleman Coliseum.
Is the Coleman Coliseum a wheelchair-friendly facility?
The CrimsonRide transportation service to and from the Coleman Coliseum is wheelchair accessible. There is also a drop-off area in the Coleman Coliseum Lot for vehicles with handicap plates. All handicap reserved parking spaces require a state-issued handicap plate. Wheelchairs are not provided, but there are ramps leading to the arena and wheelchair-accessible seating in the main concourse level in Sections B, C, E, F, I, L and Y.Back to Top