Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum complex is the tri-state area's leading sports, entertainment and event venue, serving Northeast Indiana, Northwest Ohio and Southern Michigan. Owned and operated by the Commissioners of Allen County, the Memorial Coliseum stands as a living memorial to the nation's war veterans. Originally opened in 1952, expanded in 1992 and renovated in 2002, the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is one of the busiest and most unique venues of its size in the country. The Coliseum is home to four different sports tenants, the Fort Wayne Komets of the International Hockey League, the Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne NCAA Division I men's basketball team, the Mad Ants of the NBA Development League and the Freedom of the Continental Indoor Football League. The facility also annually hosts some of the hottest touring musical acts and family shows in the world. The Memorial Coliseum Expo Center is the largest multi-purpose exhibition hall in the tri-state area, hosting numerous annual tradeshows, meetings, banquets, receptions and sales. The Appleseed Ballroom and the Red, White and Blue Rooms at the Memorial Coliseum host smaller receptions, banquets and seminars and make perfect breakout rooms for the larger events taking place in the Expo Center.