North Charleston Coliseum celebrates 25 years

On January 29, 1993 the North Charleston Coliseum opened its doors for the first time with a World Figure Skating show featuring Olympic champions Elizabeth Manley and Marina Klimova and Sergio Ponomarenko.

It’s been 25 years since that first event, and the coliseum has had a total of 2,563 events since then.

On October 23 that same year, the South Carolina Stingrays played their first game in the coliseum. During this time the hockey team has played nearly 900 games and won the Kelly Cup Championship three times (1997, 2001, 2009).

And in 1999 following the success of the coliseum the City of North Charleston opened the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and Charleston Area Convention Center.

Below are some fun facts regarding the coliseum.

First Event

  • World Figure Skating Champions January 29, 1993

First Concert

  • Alan Jackson & Lorrie MorganJanuary 30, 1993

First South Carolina Stingrays Home Game

  • October 23, 1993

Total number of events

  • 2,563

Total number of concerts

  • 341

Total number of people who have attended events

  • 9,581,162

Most concerts played at the Coliseum:

  • Widespread Panic(19 shows)
  • Garth Brooks(7 shows)
  • Phish(6 shows)
  • Reba (5 shows)
  • Alan Jackson (5 shows)

Listen to Widespread Panic below or click here to listen.

Top selling concerts (one performance):

  • Billy Joel (‘94)12,697
  • Phish (‘10)12,403
  • Elton John (‘97)12,335
  • Eagles (‘05)12,185
  • Bruce Springsteen (‘08)12,175

Listen to Billy Joel below or click here to listen.

Most tickets sold (combined performances):

  • Widespread Panic101,921
  • Garth Brooks80,434
  • Phish 60,143
  • Alan Jackson39,609
  • Reba36,624

Other notable acts to play the Coliseum:

  • Jimmy Buffett
  • Prince

Prince's '1999'. Click here to listen.

  • Mary J. Blige
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Eagles
  • Ray Charles
  • AC/DC
  • George Strait
  • Pearl Jam
  • Tina Turner
  • Cher
  • Metallica
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Def Leppard
  • Neil Diamond
  • Tom Petty
  • Kiss
  • Ed Sheeran

Listen to Ed Sheeran below or click here to listen.

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