Veterans Memorial Coliseum Portland has stood at the center of the Rose Quarter in Portland, Oregon, since it opened in 1960. The Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA played at the coliseum between 1970 and 1995. It is also the former home of the Portland Pride, the Portland Timbers and the Portland Power soccer and basketball teams. The Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League, which began playing in 1976, are now the primary tenant of the coliseum. It has also hosted the 2007 Davis Cup tennis final, the Portland Rose Festival and a 2008 speech by President Barack Obama. All-time great musical acts to play at the coliseum include The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Whitney Houston, Queen and Elvis Presley. Dedicated to the veterans of all wars, the coliseum is included on the National Register of Historic Places. You can attend any live performance by purchasing your Veterans Memorial Coliseum Portland tickets at StubHub.
What is the Veterans Memorial Coliseum's seating capacity?
It has a seating capacity of 12,888 people. Lower seat numbers are closer to the center and the higher numbers are farther away.
How can I reach the coliseum by public transportation?
The city's Tri-Met service has several bus stops near the arena along N. Winning Way. The Portland Streetcar Eastside loop also has stops throughout the Rose Quarter.
Does the Veterans Memorial Coliseum Portland have on-site parking?
The arena has five main parking locations. The Garden Garage has 1,038 total parking spaces. It is located to the east of the arena. The Annex Garage, located directly south of the arena, has 350 spaces. The West Broadway Garage and East Broadway Garage, located directly north, have 554 and 533 total spaces, respectively. The Benton Surface Lot, also located to the north, has 92 spaces. You can purchase pre-paid parking spots to all Veterans Memorial Coliseum Portland events. Prices may vary based on location. Parking lots open around two hours before the event.
How does the Veterans Memorial Coliseum Portland accommodate disabled visitors?
Accessible parking is available in all five on-site garages. However, space is limited to around 60 spaces total. A pickup and drop-off location is available along Wheeler Ave and Multnomah Street. Concessions, restaurants and restrooms are all designed with wheelchair accessibility in mind. Wheelchair escorts are also available if you need one. Guests who need an assisted listening device can check one out at the guest information booth. Sign interpreters must be requested no later than two weeks before the event. Service animals are permitted as well.
What kind of concessions can I find at the arena?
The Veterans Memorial Coliseum Portland hosts Fan Fare, Mac Attack and Ruby Jewel when you want to grab a bite during an event. Pizza, BBQ nacho carts, snacks and bars are also available.
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