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“Good Place for Concerts” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hampton Coliseum

Hampton Coliseum
1000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666-0309
757.838.5650
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Ranked #12 of 32 things to do in Hampton
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Sparta, New Jersey
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Good Place for Concerts”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Hampton Coliseum is a good place for concerts - it has plenty of parking and is easy to get in and out of. The sound is average and the seats are average for comfort. There are plenty of bathrooms, and you know for us girls that is important. I prefer to go to events at Hampton Coliseum rather than Norfolk Scope (which has terrible sound). I have probably been to 30 concerts at the Hampton Colisuem over the years and haven't had a problem at any of them.

Visited April 2012
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Hampton, Virginia
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“A jewel in the Hampton skyline”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

When you see this crown shaped edifice from I64, you are reminded of a crown. Of all of the distinctive trademarks for the city of Hampton to have, this is the One. Inside, there is plenty of room for conventions, conferences and concerts.

Visited March 2012
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“Great local venue for shows.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

We have been to this location several times for special events. The best recommendation is to buy a seat one level up from the stage. Although they normally provide "floor seating", these are normally folding chairs and the stage is normally raised which makes you stretch to see some of the action in the back. A higher level is definitely better and the event location is not normally large.

Visited December 2011
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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“Tired venue”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Still looks cool but this venue is past it's prime

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Professional Bull Riding Pro Touring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

The Hampton Coliseum hosts concerts, sports events, and conferences. It is conveniently located near hotels, shopping and restaurants.

Professional Bull Riding (PBR) Pro Touring Division - This is an event (touring) that occurs annually and is usually held at the Hampton Coliseum. With tickets ranging from $10-$40, this is a family friendly event that features professional cowboys riding (or attempting to ride) fierce bulls. The commentary is lively and there is a rodeo clown to entertain the crowd. Background music (loud rock) is used to ramp up the crowd. We did not use them, but you may want to bring earplugs for children. The bulls are fun to watch and very unpredictable. Occasionally, the bull would sit down in the corral and refuse to come out. Others nearly jumped the gate. At the conclusion of a ride, a man on a horse with a lasso would guide / chase the bull back into the corral. The different reactions and personalities of the bulls made this a very fun event to watch. Approximately 20 cowboys participated in the event, each riding three times. It lasted about 2 1/2 hours.

Tips: Get seats as close to the corral as possible. This event is not nearly as dusty or smelly as I thought it would be. There is a pre-event Corral Party which gives visitors an opportunity to meet the cowboys. Tickets for the Corral Party were $10 though the local Farm Fresh had free passes.

Visited March 2012
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