Kay Yeager Coliseum

The Kay Yeager Coliseum is a 7,380-seat multi-purpose arena in Wichita Falls, Texas. It was completed in 2003.

Kay Yeager Coliseum
The Kay Yeager Coliseum in October 2015
Address1000 5th Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Coordinates33°54′57″N 98°29′51″W
OwnerCity of Wichita Falls
OperatorSpectra Experiences
Capacity7,380
Construction
Broke ground2001
OpenedJanuary 3, 2003[1]
Construction cost$18.969 million[2]
($25.8 million in 2018 dollars[3])
ArchitectBundy, Young, Sims & Potter, Inc.[4]
Wingler & Sharp Architects & Planners, Inc.
Douglas Seidel Architects
Tenants
Wichita Falls Wildcats (NAHL) (2003–2017)
Wichita Falls Nighthawks (IFL) (2015–2017)
Wichita Falls Force (USACHL) (2018)
Falls Town Flyers FC (USAPSL/M2) (2019–present)
Wichita Falls Warriors (NAHL) (2020–)

It was previously home to the Wichita Falls Wildcats junior ice hockey team from 2003 (when the team was known as the Rustlers) until 2017.[5] It was also home to the Wichita Falls Nighthawks of the Indoor Football League and briefly the Wichita Falls Force of the USA Central Hockey League.

As of June 2019, the arena's only tenant is Falls Town Flyers FC of the US Arena Pro Soccer League.[6] In 2020, the arena is announced to host another North American Hockey League expansion team called the Wichita Falls Warriors.[7]

References

  1. Clark, Brian (January 4, 2003). "Coliseum Gets Warm Welcome from Wichitans". Times Record News. Wichita Falls. Archived from the original on May 1, 2003. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  2. "Kay Yeager Coliseum". Emporis. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  3. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  4. "Kay Yeager Coliseum". Bundy, Young, Sims & Potter, Inc. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  5. "Wildcats' season ends with 4-3 overtime loss". Times Record News. April 22, 2017.
  6. "Seating chart". FCWichitaFalls.com. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  7. "NAHL Team in Wichita Falls, Texas Approved for the 2020-21 Season". OurSports Central. October 15, 2019.
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