Major improvements to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum
You can expect bigger artists, bigger shows, and a better experience at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.
There have been major additions to the arena which includes a rigging grid installed in the roof of the Coliseum. This was funded by the Restore Act Grant back in 2016.
When the Coliseum opened in 1977, shows were much smaller and didn’t require the equipment needed in today’s events to put on high quality performances. This resulted in the Coast Coliseum losing shows.
Now Executive Director Matt McDonnell tells News 25 these new features can accommodate both the production crews and the audience. “Hopefully they won’t have to travel to New Orleans and other markets to see the shows that they want to see. Two, it is economic impact because people will come and spend money at our restaurants, hotels, and casinos. For us, it’s all about the bottom line. We want to do more shows. We want to do bigger shows and we want to keep our people here in South Mississippi.”
Other improvements and renovations include creating an upscale VIP area inside the Coliseum with higher end food and drinks to provide an even better guest experience.