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Cape Cod Coliseum
Location South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°41′22.20″N 70°11′45.40″W / 41.6895°N 70.195944°W / 41.6895; -70.195944Coordinates: 41°41′22.20″N 70°11′45.40″W / 41.6895°N 70.195944°W / 41.6895; -70.195944
Broke ground 1971
Built 1971-1972
Opened 1972
Closed 1980s
Owner Cape Cod Corporation
Surface Ice
Scoreboard Yes
Tenants
Cape Cod Cubs
Cape Cod Freedoms
Cape Cod Buccaneers

The Cape Cod Coliseum was a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena located off of White's Path in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts.[1]

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Sports

It was used by Vince McMahon for World Wrestling Entertainment, then known as the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF). It was home to both the Cape Cod Cubs/Cape Codders of the North American Hockey League (1973–1977), the Cape Cod Freedoms of the Northeastern Hockey League (1978–1979), and the Cape Cod Buccaneers of the Atlantic Coast Hockey League (1981-82). In the early 1990s, it was expanded upon to three times it size and became the warehouse for Nantucket Distributing (the former shadow company behind Christmas Tree Shops).[2]

Rock concerts

Additionally, the Cape Cod Coliseum was host to many major rock concerts over the years during the summer months. Referred to as the "air-conditioned" Cape Cod Coliseum, it was basically a large concrete cube with a stage. The heat was an issue, but it wasn't until a show was over and the A/C had a chance to catch up that it would actually rain in there from all of the sweat from the crowd condensing on the ceiling. Iron Maiden, The Clash, Elvis Costello, Blue Oyster Cult, Kansas, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Pat Benatar, Billy Squier, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith, The Grateful Dead, Kiss, Peter Frampton, The Outlaws, The J.Geils Band, The Talking Heads, Molly Hatchet, Rush, and The B-52's are among the many artists who performed there.[3]

As a warehouse

As of March 2007, it serves as the warehouse for several businesses.[4][5]

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