The Locker Room at the Coast Coliseum is taking it a new level

The clock is ticking down until the Locker Room opens at the Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi.

It’s far from your typical locker room, Machado Patano is the firm the Coliseum hired to oversee the demolition of the old hockey locker room site and the construction of this new facility and game changer.

A lot of businesses are living on a prayer during this pandemic, but some, like the Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, are taking it a step further, letting their faith light the way as they invest in the future, as seen at the Locker Room, a VIP access area, soon to open with a lot on tap. Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center Assistant Executive Director Michelle Menningmann said, “You’re going to have your own private space, so once you get access to this space, you’re going to have your own restrooms, your own private bar. You’re going to have draft beer options. You can come and go as you please. We have arcade games in here which are a whole lot of fun.”

Coast Coliseum leaders say the nearly $1 million project, funded in part by Restore Act funds, is a sound investment that will pay off in the long run, generating revenue across the board here in South Mississippi. Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center Director Matt McDonnel said, “The building is an older facility. It’s 43 years old. It takes a lot to stay competitive in this industry. New facilities in Alabama, the Florida Panhandle have all really created competition for us, so we have to rise above and create more experiences for our guests. That’s really the process that went into developing the locker room.”

It’s the final countdown as they put the finishing touches on the Locker Room. This wall will feature headline entertainment and sporting events this Coliseum has hosted over the years. “Currently, we are searching for a picture of Luciano Pavarotti, the highest grossing act in the history of the building. We’ve got pictures of Elton John, Cher, Lynard Skynard.”

“Who we’ve had on the stage in the arena, we want to get in those photos, ticket collages and put on the walls.”

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