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Fair Park Coliseum

ONCE THE HOME OF THE DALLAS CHAPARRALS (NOW KNOWN AS THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS)


Built in 1955, Fair Park Coliseum is a favorite destination among visitors to Fair Park for events large and small.

With seating options for floor, VIP box and mezzanine seats, each side accommodates 3,500 spectators. Every year, the Coliseum hosts rodeos, roller derbies, circus events, cheerleading competitions, youth wrestling, film shoots and other events.

For decades, the Dallas Black Hawks (1967-82) skated through the Fair Park Coliseum arena entertaining fans and earning four Adams Cup Championships. The Dallas Freeze (1992-95) succeeded them in the Central Hockey League.

Great equine events in Fair Park Coliseum have included:

  • the first National Finals Rodeo, in 1959
  • the Juneteenth Rodeo
  • Cowboys of Color Black Invitational Rodeo
  • TGRA
  • Youth Rodeo competitions
  • Lipizzaner horse shows

A favorite of Fair Park goers is the Hella Shrine Circus held at Fair Park, with a wonderful show of animals, circus acts and performers.

Meanwhile, rock has always been at the heart of Fair Park Coliseum. Top acts that have performed there include:

  • Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Pantera
  • Nirvana
  • Jethro Tull
  • Guns n’ Roses
WHERE IS IT?

Just east of the Cotton Bowl Stadium.


Fair Park Coliseum