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Ector County Coliseum
Location4201 Andrews Highway
Odessa, Texas 79762
Coordinates31°53′02″N 102°23′14″W / 31.88388, -102.38731</td></tr>
Capacity5,131</td></tr>
Construction
Built1954</td></tr>
Tenants
West Texas Roughnecks (LSFL) (2004–2012)
Odessa Jackalopes (WPHL/CHL) (1997–2011)
Odessa Jackalopes (NAHL) (2011–present)
West Texas Wildcatters (LSFL) (2014)
FC West Texas Rumbleweeds (USAPSL) (2019–present)</td></tr>
Website
http://www.ectorcountycoliseum.org</td></tr>

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The Ector County Coliseum is a 5,131 seat multi-purpose arena in Odessa, Texas.

TenantsEdit

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It is home to the Odessa Jackalopes (North American Hockey League)[1] the Sand Hills Rodeo, and the biennial Permian Basin International Oil Show.[2]

Each January the arena hosts a major rodeo, and the animals are kept in a large hall at one end of the arena. This is the same area that, before hockey games, group picnics are served to as many as 500 people.[3]

In 2019, the arena became home to the FC West Texas Rumbleweeds indoor soccer team.[4]

HistoryEdit

The Coliseum was built in 1954 and was previously the home of the original Odessa Jackalopes team. The Coliseum was the oldest arena still being used for CHL games until the Fort Wayne Komets and their facility, the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, entered the league in 2010. It was home to the West Texas Roughnecks (Indoor Football League) from 2004 until the team folded in 2012.

Preceded by
Steele County Fairgrounds
Home of the
Odessa Jackalopes (NAHL)

2011 – present
Succeeded by
current arena
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
West Texas Wildcatters

2014
Succeeded by
defunct

ReferencesEdit

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  4. "Ector County Coliseums seating chart". http://fcwesttexas.com/arena/arena-seating-chart.html. Retrieved 21 June 2019.

External linksEdit

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