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Old 02-12-2008, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Is there a reason why the LJVM Coliseum seems to rarely book large, big-name shows? For some reason it seems as if Greensboro/Charlotte/Raleigh grab them all first and don't leave LJVM as an option? In all the years here, we've only been to one show there, and I personally think that it's a much better venue that Greensboro.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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Is there a reason why the LJVM Coliseum seems to rarely book large, big-name shows? For some reason it seems as if Greensboro/Charlotte/Raleigh grab them all first and don't leave LJVM as an option? In all the years here, we've only been to one show there, and I personally think that it's a much better venue that Greensboro.
It looks much newer and nicer than the Coliseum in Greensboro. Not sure. You are right though. Alot of big name concerts come here to Charlotte. We have more places to host them. Bobcats Arena & Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Outdoors).

Awaiting Spring so Verizon will start having more events.

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Old 02-12-2008, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Where is LJVM located? I'm not from NC so it's all foreign to me. Sounds like their marketing crew needs to step up to the plate!
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem.

Winston-Salem Entertainment Sports Complex
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:18 PM
 
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It's because they are so small. The Greensboro Coliseum can hold 23,000 people and last I checked I think LJVM can only hold about 12,000.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Yeah, I was wondering if seating capacity might be the reason.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Downtown Greensboro, NC
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It's because they are so small. The Greensboro Coliseum can hold 23,000 people and last I checked I think LJVM can only hold about 12,000.
There is also a proposal to add about 2,000 more seats and a banquet hall for the ACC. The Greensboro Coliseum arena would than have 25,500 seats making it one of the largest arenas in the country without a major league tenant such as the NBA or NHL. It can hold alot of people but the big seating capacity is mainly to keep the ACC Basketball tournament secured in Greensboro as much as possible. The ACC was born in Greensboro and the headquarters is there so the city will do anything for the ACC. If it werent for the ACC, the Greensboro Coliseum would still have 15,000 seats. With the big seating capacity, the arena is able to hold the major concerts and Greensboro is better located on the interstates (I-40,I-85,I-73) to attract big events. Then there is always the notion that the bigger events go to the bigger cities so in the Triad area that would be Greensboro.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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GSO Colisuem is just old as the hills. I am surprised they haven't bull dozed it down and built something more modern like Winston-Salem & Charlotte did.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Downtown Greensboro, NC
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GSO Colisuem is just old as the hills. I am surprised they haven't bull dozed it down and built something more modern like Winston-Salem & Charlotte did.
actually the was a complete renovation in the 90s and it looks pretty modern. The coliseum was orgionally built in the 1950s but it has gone through two major expansions and renovations.





Here is the Lawerence Joel Coliseum

http://www.womenofpromise.net/images/ljvm.jpg (broken link)


The Greensboro Colisuem and LJVM Coliseum appear to be about equally modern

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Old 02-14-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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actually the was a complete renovation in the 90s and it looks pretty modern. The coliseum was orgionally built in the 1950s but it has gone through two major expansions and renovations.

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Not saying it is not nice...but most cities tear down old and build new. Raleigh did the same thing. Maybe that is why Charlotte and Raleigh can grab the bigger events.

Charlotte even has a 73,000 seat stadium Uptown that could hold an enormous concert. Also concerts here are now held in the Bobcats Arena (Soon to be Time Warner Arena) which is not small either.

GSO Coliseum is just not appealing to the eye. Thats all.

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