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General James White Memorial Civic Auditorium and Coliseum also known as (Knoxville Civic Coliseum) is a multi-purpose events facility in Knoxville, Tennessee. It first opened its doors in 1961 and is a dual venue with a smaller arena and the larger coliseum in one venue.

Primarily its tenants have been hockey based. First team to call the Coliseum home was the Knoxville Knights of the EHL from 1961 to 1968. After that it was the Knoxville Cherokees of the ECHL for the 97 and 98 seasons. After that it has seen a mixture of professional teams; UHL's Knoxville Speed from 1999 to 2002 and SPHL's Knoxville Ice Bears since 2002; and collegiate serving as half the home games for the Tennessee Volunteers Ice Hockey team since 1992.

The venue is not just a hockey venue. It also hosted a couple of indoor football teams as well as the primary venue for Smoky Mountain Wrestling in the early mid 1990s. The coliseum was also the home to the last Randy Rhodes concert before his death.

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