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al-8 & al-4 COMBINATION ARRAYS FOR BOJANGLES COLOSSEUM

Sound & Communications November 2015

If you like to root for the underdog, then Bojangles’ Coliseum warrants your attention. The 9600-seat venue sits in a crowded milieu, surrounded by larger venues, including the 20,000-seat Time Warner Cable Arena and Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL Carolina Panthers franchise, collateral to the considerable growth that the Charlotte area has experienced in the last several years. And it’s a youthful cohort, too: While the Time Warner Cable Arena just finished its first decade and UNC’s Halton Arena is nearly twice that, Bojangles’ Coliseum celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2015.

But Bojangles’ Coliseum’s endurance (its naming history, from the Charlotte Coliseum to Independence Arena to Cricket Arena, a kind of cultural timeline) is an accomplishment in and of itself, offering a Carnegie Hall level of allure; no other arena in the state or possibly anywhere else can lay claim to having hosted shows by both the Beatles and Elvis Presley.