The North Charleston Coliseum turns 20 Tuesday.
It opened its doors in 1993 and hosted its first presentation, the World Figure Skating Champions. The following night, country music stars Alan Jackson and Lorrie Morgan offered the first concert.
Since that opening weekend, nearly 8 million people have attended sports and entertainment events at the Coliseum, according to its management.
“It’s been a great 20 years,” North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey said in a statement. “From South Carolina Stingrays hockey to the biggest concerts to family shows to graduations, the Coliseum has provided lifelong memories for so many citizens in our community.”
Billy Joel set the record for top-selling single performance in 1994 (12,697 tickets), and Widespread Panic set the record for most tickets sold (89,366 over 16 shows). Nearly 600,000 hotdogs have been sold during 2,075 events since 1993.
“It’s been quite a ride,” General Manager Dave Holscher said. “This building holds so many memories for the community.”
Upcoming shows include country music superstars Rascal Flatts on Feb. 14 and Cirque du Soleil’s “Quidam” on March 27-31. For more information, visit www.northcharlestoncoliseumPAC.com.