Last Days of the Coliseum

  • 2010
  • documentary, retrospective

Recalling the New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, an 11,000-seat downtown arena that hosted rock concerts, minor-league hockey games and pro-wrestling matches between 1972 and 2002. The documentary focuses on its pop-culture significance and its deterioration, both economically and structurally. The Coliseum was demolished in 2007. Interviewed: archit (more…)

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Recalling the New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, an 11,000-seat downtown arena that hosted rock concerts, minor-league hockey games and pro-wrestling matches between 1972 and 2002. The documentary focuses on its pop-culture significance and its deterioration, both economically and structurally. The Coliseum was demolished in 2007. Interviewed: architect Kevin Roche; concert promoter Jim Koplik; musicians G.E. Smith and Dave Schneider; WWE Hall of Fame ring announcer Howard Finkel.

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