The Memorial Coliseum is frequently used for concerts. We recently attended Roger Waters "The Wall" concert, which was amazing. However, the Coliseum was another story.
Security pat downs are required to enter. They confiscated our unopened bottles of water, and other peoples drinks, but randomly let through people with reusable bottles (even though the security person in our line said that wasn't allowed).
Ticketmaster did not indicate that our seats were in an obstructed viewing area (as in no view of the stage at all!). When we reached our section, we lucked out and found a security person waiting there to relocate us to another section (closer and better seats). Other people weren't so lucky. They were seated in obstructed view sections and had to ask to be moved. As concert time got closer, confusion reigned supreme as lines of people were redirected to other sections to be assigned new seats (many got far worse seats than they had paid for). Because of this the concert was late getting started. There was insufficient staff to handle the amount of people who needed to be reseated.
Food and drink is horribly overpriced, $6 for a bottle of water, $8 or more for other drinks. There isn't anything below $5, not even pretzels or popcorn. With $25 for parking and poor staff training, I'd be reluctant to go to the Coliseum again.
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