Coliseum

Coliseum
702 E Veterans Dr
Florence, AL 35630

The Coliseum may be reserved by calling 256-760-6389 Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. 


Community Programs/Events Coordinator: 
Amy Edwards; AEdwards@florenceal.org; 256-760-6389
Community Programs/Events Director:  Mike Adams; mpadams@florenceal.org; 256-718-5088

 Virtual Tour of the Florence-Lauderdale Coliseum - Google Maps 

Description: This Coliseum was built in 1958.  It has undergone many renovations, and the architecture and ambiance create a flexible space to host a variety of events, making it one of the Shoals Area's most unique multi-use facilities that can accommodate most event needs. Whether you’re hosting a For-Profit or a Non-Profit event, this 15,000 sq. ft. facility can be used for it all! 

Examples of events hosted at The Coliseum includes:
  • Fundraisers
  • Banquets
  • Trade Shows, Expos
  • Arts and Crafts Fairs
  • Training Seminars
  • Proms, Formal Socials, Weddings
  • Concerts
  • Plays, Dinner Theater
  •  Sporting Events

The facility can accommodate 2500 guests for theatre style seating or 1600 for banquet seating. Clients have the opportunity to create a customized layout that will suit their individual needs. 

Venue Details:
 
Technical Information

  • Main Floor: 15,000 sq. ft.
  • Show Power: 100 AMP 3 PHASE (stage right) 200 AMP 3 PHASE (stage left)
  • Utilities: Electrical power
  • Lighting: LED

Capacities

  • 3,000 Total Capacity by order of the Fire Marshall
  • Bleacher style seating for 865
  • 1,200 sq. ft. - Ground Floor
  • 700 - Banquet (8' banquet tables)
  • 300 - Banquet (60" round/dance floor option)
  • Stage Size/Type: Permanent 40' wide x 28' deep
  • Floor: Tile, with a 91.86 long x 40.21 floating plastic wood grain floor
  • Ceiling Height: 15' to 40' in the center arch
  • Service Doors: (2) 12' h x 15' w

Special Features

  • Unique 1958's architecture
  • 15,500+ sq. ft. of exhibit space
  • 2 loading areas
  • 2 dressing rooms backstage with 2 bathrooms
  • 315 parking spaces
  • Located in downtown Florence - 702 E. Veterans Dr.
  • Local landmark
  • 1,400 Banquet chairs
Rental Fees:
 
Non-Profit events or activities:
  • $400.00          First day (includes cleanup)
  • $200.00           Each day thereafter (maximum booking – 7 days)
  • $200.00           Non-refundable deposit required at the time of reservation
  • $400.00           Damage deposit required at the time of reservation (refundable within 7 days after completion of event if no damage)
Profit-making events or activities:
  • $1200.00         First day (includes cleanup)
  • $600.00           Each day thereafter (maximum booking – 7 days)
  • $200.00           Non-refundable deposit required at the time of reservation
  • $400.00           Damage deposit required at the time of reservation (refundable within 7 days after completion of event if no damage)
Additional charges that may be required
 $275.00           Alcohol license – to be obtained from the City Clerk’s License Inspector @ 256-760-6681.   
There may be other state and local fees too. 
 Security Fee must contact the Police Department @ 256-768-2729 to request security and pay fees.