Fant–Ewing Coliseum

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Fant-Ewing Coliseum
The Coliseum
Interior view Fant–Ewing Coliseum in 2011
Interior, November 2011
Former namesEwing Coliseum
Location4319 Northeast Drive
Monroe, Louisiana
United States
Coordinates32°31′52″N 92°04′08″W / 32.531°N 92.069°W / 32.531; -92.069Coordinates: 32°31′52″N 92°04′08″W / 32.531°N 92.069°W / 32.531; -92.069
OwnerUniversity of Louisiana at Monroe
OperatorUniversity of Louisiana at Monroe
Capacity7,085
SurfaceMaple
Construction
Opened1971
Construction cost$2.7 million
($16.3 million in 2017 dollars[1])
Tenants
Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks (NCAA
Men's basketball (1971–present)
Women's basketball (1974–present)
Women's volleyball (1982–present)

Fant–Ewing Coliseum is a 7,085-seat multi-purpose arena in Monroe, Louisiana, United States, on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Monroe.[2] It was built in 1971 and is home to the Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks men's and women's basketball teams and women's volleyball team. The arena also hosts concerts and events.

History[edit]

Exterior view, November 2011

The first men's basketball game played in Fant-Ewing was on December 1, 1971 against Sam Houston State, who defeated ULM 71-70. The Bearkats' Mike Newell made the first free throw of a two-shot foul with no time left on the clock to the disappointment of an opening night capacity crowd.

It has hosted the Southland Conference men's basketball tournament five times and the Atlantic Sun Conference men's basketball tournament three times.

During the 2006-07 season, a student-only section was created, named the "Hawk's Nest".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "FANT-EWING COLISEUM". ulmwarhawks.com. Retrieved May 22, 2015.