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Address: 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713
Phone Number: +1 608-267-3976
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Description: Our premier downtown multi-venue complex features four unique and...
Our premier downtown multi-venue complex features four unique and versatile venues: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Exhibition Hall, the New Holland Pavilions, and Willow Island. A top choice for expositions, conventions, meetings, concerts, sporting events, ag events, and much more, the Alliant Energy Center complex is a one-stop-shop for all your events. Ample parking, mouthwatering catering, dedicated staff, and a full range of rental equipment & high speed internet make AEC an event planners delight!
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A great place to hold an event

The staff here are great. They know what they're doing. We've held a number of events at this location and everything is always set the way it should be. Everything runs like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
ML1702
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Mason
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I don't have anything particularly negative to say about Alliant Energy Center formerly known as the Coliseum. I will say that having seen several concerts there the sound tends to be less than ideal due to the overall design of the Coliseum. other events such as Globetrotters are fairly ideal there. so overall they get a luke warm 3 out... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The staff here are great. They know what they're doing. We've held a number of events at this location and everything is always set the way it should be. Everything runs like clockwork.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We just went to the Alliant Center for the first time to see the Rv show. I was pleasantly surprised that there was no huge parking lot we had to walk thru to get to the center. We parked right outside the doors. I imagine if we went on the weekend we might not have been so close.But that wasn't... More 

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Wisconsin
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93 reviews 93 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Average concert venue - $7 mixed drinks (very small) The venue is getting a little outdated, but still does the trick. Parking is reasonable, but can be quite a hike from the parking lot to the venue. Some concerts allow you to take drinks to your seats and other concerts you can only drink in a small fenced off area.... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was here for the Slipknot concert and was very pleased with the venue. Parking was only $7.00, which I found very reasonable. I was also pleased with the amount of parking. I had no problem finding a parking spot and I felt that my car was safe in the lot. The venue itself is easy to navigate and not... More 

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DeKalb, Illinois, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The only place you can drink beer is inside this little pen, like I'm a damn bull. The beer choices they have are terrible, only two. The beer they do have tastes terrible. Cash only for the beer. Cash only for the parking. Terrible cellular signal. What a dump.

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89 reviews 89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We came from out of state to meet friends and check out the annual Bratfest held at the Alliance Energy Center. The best part of the visit was the run course which went through Willow Island I believe. The festival was ok - there was ample parking and shuttles but not a lot of things to do once you had... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I gave a low rating due to the parking not the horse show! We needed handicap parking since my sister has heart and lung issue and was told that it was all filled up so we had to park in the back 40. Was told there was a shuttle but not was seen the whole walk down. There was an... More 

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Rhinelander
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We went to see Trans Siberian Orchestra and it was great. Good seats Good room temps. Only thing is we all thought we were crazy cuz we swear we kept seeing a bird flying around lol Great time overall

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Beloit, Wisconsin, Usa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Appearing a little like a giant cupcake, the Alliant Energy Center is one of the cooler looking old 'coliseum' arenas in the area. It is a medium/large venue for concerts (~10000) but draws all sorts of events. I was there for two rock concerts. Best parts: Being a medium/large venue, there isn't a bad seat in the house. And the... More 

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