Well, as many of you know that Elvis performed here 5 times. Two times in 72, one time in 75, one time in 76 and one time in 77. Well, on my forum I was talking about The Macon Coliseum and the way it looks different from then to now. Well, today I took a trip to Macon and since I was in the area I took pictures for you all to see the place.
This is how it look in Elvis' days.
I know small picture but this is the only picture I found of this place during Elvis' days.
Well, here is a aerial shot of the Macon Coliseum.
The building with the greenish top is the coliseum and the part that hooks on to it is the Centerplex which was added in the 90s.
Here is pictures I took Wednesday. I live about 15 miles or so from Macon so me lucky.
Same view but a little different angle.
Here is the sign of the Macon Coliseum with a small part of the Centerplex in the picture.
Different angle but you can see Centerplex and Coliseum.
Another view of the sign.
Here is close up of part of the Centerplex.
This is the Coliseum itself. View from the west. You can't really tell but they added a new front to it. This front was added when the centerplex was added. You can see part of the new front that is in the picture.
Well, What do you think of the pictures? Well, that is not all. Well, the place was close and I wanted all to see. The next series of pictures I didn't take. It was on their site which I didn't know they had one.
A better aerial shot.
Inside the Coliseum. Basketball is mostly played here now but we do get visits from the WWE, Elton John, Billy Joel and others from time to time.
This is views of The Macon Coliseum including a view of the Auditorum which Elvis also performed at but he performed here in the 50s. Now you might says their is no evidence that he performed here in the 50s. Yes, Their is. Their is photos from that show in the auditorum. Auditorum is in about a mile away or so from the Coliseum. Also in this gif file is the new front of the Coliseum which looks alot different since Elvis' days.
Here is little info I found.
Built in 1968 and renovated in 1996, it was the first facility of its size and type in the state and has housed full-house crowds for greats such as Elvis, The Jacksons, Billy Joel and Reba McEntire!
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