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Omni Coliseum

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The Omni Coliseum was an indoor arena located in Atlanta, Georgia. Completed in 1972, the arena sat 15,278 for ice hockey and 16,378 for basketball. Noted for its distinctive roof, often joked about as looking like an eggcrate, it was home to the Atlanta Hawks from 1972-1997 and the Atlanta Flames from 1972-1980. The arena also hosted the 1977 NCAA Final Four, won by Marquette University over North Carolina in what was Warriors' (their nickname at the time) coach Al McGuire's last game, and the volleyball matches for the 1996 Summer Olympics. The facility was demolished via implosion in July, 1997 to make way for the new Philips Arena.

 

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