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“A jewel in the Hampton skyline”
Review of Hampton Coliseum

Hampton Coliseum
Ranked #7 of 29 things to do in Hampton
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Hampton, Virginia
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A jewel in the Hampton skyline”
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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67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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“Great local venue for shows.”
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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129 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Tired venue”
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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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Professional Bull Riding Pro Touring”
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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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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91 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Ok I guess”
Reviewed January 22, 2012

The place is what to,expect. The concession stand is over priced, you can't charge 2 dollars for a small frozen pretzel. I would go out the arena and eat and come back it gets too pricey when you have 4 people with you. The seating is not good for sitting over 3 hours after that you got to get up and walk around. Other then that It was ok for me. Oh almost forgot they charge you way too much to get into an event for two days it was 30 for one day it was 28? WTH!

Visited January 2012
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