Long Gone

City Coliseum right before the demolition.
User: Austin Explorer - 7/22/2010

Location: City Coliseum

Rating: 2stars


Stopped by here on the way home from work.  Photos are from an earlier visit, obviously!  They were taken when the Coliseum was in the process of being demolished.  I was a bit surprised that we could walk right in an take photos.

The pond, grounds and water park they have in its place now is nice, but I still miss the old building.

Log Photos
Main Hall
Looking back
Safe and Sound
Wash Area
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