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Charlotte Coliseum II (J14426)


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Charlotte Hornets (NBA) (1988-2002) Charlotte 49ers (NCAA) (1988-1993) Charlotte Rage (AFL) (1992-1996) Charlotte Sting (WNBA) (1997-2005) Carolina Cobras (AFL) (2003-2004) Charlotte Bobcats (NBA) (2004-2005)

The Charlotte Coliseum was a multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is best known as the original home of the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA.

The Charlotte Sting of the WNBA began play in the Coliseum upon their inception in 1997, but had moved to Charlotte Bobcats Arena in 2005. During most Sting games, the upper level and a portion of the lower level were curtained off, reducing capacity to around 10,000. However, during the Sting's unexpected run to the WNBA finals in 2001, they attracted the largest crowd in WNBA history to one playoff game.

The Charlotte 49ers of the NCAA played in the Coliseum during their final days in the Sun Belt Conference from 1988 through 1993. However, games there were usually swallowed up by the environment, and the Coliseum was somewhat inconvenient to the school's mostly urban-commuter student body.

Two now-defunct Arena Football League teams played in the Coliseum - the Charlotte Rage (1992-96) and the Carolina Cobras (2003-04).

When the NBA returned to Charlotte in 2004 with the expansion Charlotte Bobcats, they played their first season (2004-05) in the Coliseum as the new Time Warner Cable Arena was being built.

Unused 4" x 6" continental size chrome postcard.

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