The FAIRGROUNDS can be the HEART & SOUL of our Great City again!
The Children's Museum of Memphis
Updated Fairgrounds & Hotel
The Liberty Bowl
The Newly Renovated Mid-South Coliseum
Return of the Memphis Grand Carousel
VIDEO spotlights . . .
The Beatles – Live At The Mid-South Coliseum – August 19th, 1966 (Afternoon Performance)
Designed for the Future
The Mid-South Coliseum was conceived as part of the 1960 Fairgrounds master plan created by
Vandenburg-Linkletter Associates. Designed by architects Furbringer and Ehrman, and Robert Lee
Hall & Associates, it opened in 1964 at a total construction cost of $4.7 million dollars. It was
Memphis’ first racially integrated public facility by conception and design.
The central structure of the Coliseum, its dome, was built from concrete and steel, with brick on
the exterior walls, glazed ceramic tiles on the interior walls, concrete roof decking, and terrazzo
tiles on the interior floors. It was designed to hold up to 10,000 people.
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