Greensboro Coliseum Complex

1921 W Gate City Blvd
Greensboro NC 27403
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  • Thu: 10am-4pm
  • Fri: 10am-4pm
  • Sat: 10am-4pm

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Originally opened in 1959, the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, North Carolina, is home to one of the most famous arenas in the South. With seating for 23,000 in the main arena, it is also one of the largest arenas in the world. The Complex is also home to several different performance spaces, both indoor and outdoor, and is a center for activity most of the year.

Greensboro Coliseum Complex Parking
There are over 6,000 parking spaces on the grounds and prices can range between $5 and $20 depending on the event. Parking is first-come, first-serve and can accommodate buses, limos and overnight RV parking for select events. Also, bring cash to the event as you can't pay with cards.

Hotels Near The Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Most of the hotels near the Complex are less than a mile down W Gate City Blvd at the I-40 intersection. Prices go from $50 to $200 most nights for over 20 hotels. You have the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons and the Red Roof Inn Greensboro Coliseum if you want the best deals among many others.

Seating At The Greensboro Coliseum Complex
In the main 23,000-seat arena there aren't many bad seats, even in the upper deck. Centered seats are preferable for the event you're attending, especially for families. For the auditorium, the upper deck offers a great view of everything. In the amphitheater the grass seating is great for relaxing families on a budget.

Food at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex
A litany of food options are available at the complex. Speciality items are in the main arena like Tournament Town Grille and Hot Dog Nation. Dessert items like Dippin' Dots are also available for a premium stadium price.

Beer at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex
The complex has a variety of domestic and import beers available. Prices tend to be around $7-10 per beer but specials can be found at select events such as UNCG Men's Basketball games.

Parking Alternatives At The Greensboro Coliseum Complex
With the complex being in downtown Greensboro, there isn't many parking alternatives. Taxi services are plenty and Amtrak has a stop 3 miles from the Complex. The Greensboro Transit Authority also has buses than run to the Complex most hours of the day for small fees.

What to Bring to the Greensboro Coliseum Complex
For the indoor venues (main arena, auditorium, theater, etc), you might want to bring some decent walking shoes as the main concourse is lengthy. For the amphitheater, if you want to sit on the grassy knoll, a blanket to sit on would be recommended. The Complex does limit the items you can bring in.

Insider Tip for the Greensboro Coliseum Complex
If you have some extra time, visit the ACC Hall of Champions near Special Events Center Hall A. As the host of the ACC Basketball Tournament for years, the hall offers a glimpse into the storied history of the ACC Tournament in the most famous arena to host it.

Author's bio: Thomas Sherrill is a mountain man trying to make his living in Boone, North Carolina.​