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Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum was an 11,000-seat multi-purpose arena, in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. Built in 1960 and known as "northern Florida's most historic concert venues", it was home to most of the city's indoor professional sports teams and hosted various concerts, circuses and other events. It was demolished in 2003 and replaced with the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Various major concert acts toured the venue including Duran Duran, Billy Joel, Black Sabbath, Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, and David Bowie. More so, due to its location in the state it was a frequent stop to the major Southern Rock bands of the late 70s with bands like Molly Hatchet, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the The Allman Brothers Band all making stops during their peaks.

On the sports side of things it hosted a plethora of teams from Hockey; The Jacksonville Rockets of the EHL, The Jacksonville Barons of the AHL, the Jacksonville Bullets of Sunshine Hockey, and the Jacksonville Lizard Kings of the ECHL. Other teams included the The Floridians of the ABA and being the home court to NCAA Jacksonville Dolphins for 30 seasons.

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