Bojangles’ Coliseum, located at 2700 East Independence Boulevard, is just minutes from Center City Charlotte. The historic venue hosts concerts, family shows, world-class figure skating, rodeo and bull riding competitions, and a host of other diverse entertainment events for all ages to enjoy. The Coliseum has character, history and class. Artists such as Elvis, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Queen have all hit the stage in the Coliseum’s past.
The landmark dome opened in 1955 as Charlotte’s first coliseum and served as the region’s major sports and entertainment facility for over 30 years. The building closed in 1988, but after extensive refurbishing and retrofitting, 11,000 seat venue reopened to the public in 1993. The renovation restored the coliseum’s classic ambiance.
The celebrated facility has been known by many names: Charlotte Coliseum, Independence Arena, Cricket Arena and now Bojangles’ Coliseum. Through the years the name has changed, yet one thing has remained the same. The quality entertainment that is experienced at Bojangles’ Coliseum creates memories that last a lifetime.
In November 2008, Charlotte City Council and Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority unanimously approved the naming rights agreement with Charlotte-based chicken ‘n biscuits restaurant Bojangles’. With both being Charlotte originals, Bojangles’ and the CRVA were both honored to the Bojangles’ name on the historic Queen City venue.