LUBBOCK: RENOVATE THE COLISEUM!
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In 1956, The City Bank Auditorium and Coliseum was built.
The City Bank Auditorium and Coliseum homed the Red Raider men's basketball team (1956-99), Lady Raider women's basketball team (1976-99), Texas Chaparrals (1970-71) which is the now San Antonio Spurs, Lubbock Cotton Kings Hockey (1999-2007), Lubbock Gunslingers (2004-05) and Lubbock Renegades (2007-08) arena football teams. Many memorable games and events took place in the City Bank Auditorium and Coliseum.
Today, the City Bank Auditorium and Coliseum is still beneficial. Rodeos, monster truck rally's, annual Texas Tech throwback games, etc.
I ask elected officials, city council, voters, hopeful investors and YOU to think about this. Yes, the current state of the venue is horrible but, it can be completely renovated for around 30 million dollars.The city's annual total budget is 816 million dollars. Our city can come up with the money to keep this venue. We can completely redo it and truly make it the state of the art facility it once was.
It is more than just the history this building holds. It is the best built building in Lubbock. Our city neglected this beloved landmark in our town. It still has a lot of life left if we renovate it like previously stated.
Bring back the beloved Lubbock Cotton Kings and run it correctly this time. Make the investment within the building and the city needs to get behind it and help it succeed. Many in our town are eager for a hockey team. The city made four million dollars the eight years the Cotton Kings were here and that is with it being ran in the condition the Coliseum is in now. Imagine if it was in a completely renovated state of the art Coliseum like it can be!!!
Renovating the Coliseum still gives us a place to have rodeo's, monster truck rally's, professional sport teams, Texas Tech throwback games, small scale concerts and many other possible events while still having the deep history cherished within the Coliseum.
I hope this convinces you to sign the petition that has been started. I hope this gives us a platform to stand on and present to the city and tell them we want to pay the money we have to renovate this Lubbock Landmark!
Thank you for reading. I hope this gets you thinking to sign the petition.
Fellow Lubbockite, Ryan Smith.
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