Building History

The North Charleston Coliseum broke ground in North Charleston in 1991 and opened in 1993 followed by the opening of the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and the Charleston Area Convention Center in 1999.

The additions of Coliseum Terrace and Montague Terrace, above the North and South entrances of the Coliseum, were constructed in 2012 and 2016, respectively.  The North Charleston Coliseum, Performing Arts Center and Charleston Area Convention Center - known as the Bourne-Summey City Center Complex - are owned by the City of North Charleston and managed by ASM Global.

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About the North Charleston Coliseum

The North Charleston Coliseum is a 13,000 seat multi-purpose facility located in North Charleston, South Carolina. The Coliseum is the home ice of the South Carolina Stingrays hockey team and hosts the biggest names in live entertainment.

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About the North Charleston Performing Arts Center

The North Charleston Performing Arts Center is a 2,300 seat proscenium theater located in the heart of North Charleston, South Carolina. Since opening in 1999, the PAC has hosted a variety of events, including major concerts, family shows, ballets and symphonies, art festivals and more. The theater is also home to the Best of Broadway series and North Charleston POPS! series.

About the Charleston Area Convention Center

The Charleston Area Convention Center offers a 77,000 square foot Exhibit Hall that is divisible into three separate exhibit areas and just steps from the Grand Ballroom. Built in 1999, the Convention Center’s layout has served as an ideal spot for trade shows, exhibitions, and expos of all types and sizes.

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Facts & Figures

  • Founded: 1993
  • Owned By: City of North Charleston
  • Managed By: ASM Global
  • Seating Capacity of Coliseum: 13,000
  • Seating Capacity of PAC: 2,300
  • Convention Center Size: 77,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Annual Number of Events: 800
  • First Ever Event: World Cup Figure Skating Champions ('93)
  • First Ever Concert: Alan Jackson ('93)

Top selling concerts (one performance):

  • Billy Joel (’94) 12,697
  • Elton John (’97) 12,335
  • Eagles (‘05) 12,185
  • Bruce Springsteen (’08) 12,175

Most tickets sold (combined performances):

  • Widespread Panic 97,755
  • Phish 96,060
  • Garth Brooks 80,434
  • Alan Jackson 47,805
  • Reba 36,624

Most concerts played at the Coliseum:

  • Widespread Panic (19 shows)
  • Phish (9 shows)
  • Garth Brooks (7 shows)
  • Reba (5 shows)
  • Alan Jackson (5 shows)

Other notable acts to play the Coliseum:

  • Reba
  • Bob Seger
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Prince
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Eagles
  • Ray Charles
  • AC/DC
  • George Strait
  • Pearl Jam
  • Tina Turner
  • Cher
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Neil Diamond
  • Mumford and Sons
  • Tom Petty
  • KISS
  • Chris Stapleton