Dane County Memorial Coliseum, Madison, WI

Veterans Memorial Coliseum (formerly known as Dane County Memorial Coliseum), built in 1967, is a 10,231-seat (7,432 seats for basketball and hockey) multi-purpose arena that is the centerpiece of the Alliant Energy Center campus. It is a site for concerts, family shows, sporting events, consumer shows, conventions and assemblies. The building was completely renovated in 2004-2005. The Coliseum has a long-standing history as a hockey venue. The building was home to the Wisconsin Badgers men's hockey team from the 1967-68 season to the 1997-98 season, when they moved to the Kohl Center on campus. It was one of the largest college hockey arenas in the nation, as well as one of the loudest. Reportedly, the "sieve chant," which is now commonly heard in nearly every arena to taunt the opposing goalie after a goal, was first started at the Coliseum. The environment for Badger hockey games was such that it was nicknamed "the Montreal Forum of college hockey." Badger fans still call the arena "the Great Dane."

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Springsteen did 5 performances, excl. rehearsals, at this venue.


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