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[[Image:Coliseum1943.jpg|250px|left|Tulsa Coliseum circa 1943]]
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[[Image:Coliseum1943.jpg|thumb|left|Tulsa Coliseum circa 1943]]
The '''Tulsa Coliseum''' is a historic indoor arena built in [[Tulsa]], [[Oklahoma]] at the corner of Fifth Street and Elgin Avenue. Construction began on the building in 1925. The building was destroyed by fire apparently caused by a lightning strike on September 20, 1952. It hosted the [[Central Hockey League]]'s [[Tulsa Oilers (hockey team)|Tulsa Oilers]] from [[1945]] to [[1951]]. The arena held 4,502 people.
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The '''Tulsa Coliseum''' is a historic indoor arena built in [[Tulsa]], [[Oklahoma]] at the corner of Fifth Street and Elgin Avenue. Construction began on the building in 1925. The building was destroyed by fire apparently caused by a lightning strike on September 20, 1952. It hosted the [[Central Hockey League]]'s [[Tulsa Oilers (hockey team)|Tulsa Oilers]] from [[1945]] to [[1951]]. The arena held 4,502 people.
   
 
The arena was the original home of the [[Tulsa Oilers]] who played their first game there on January 1, 1929 against the [[Duluth Hornets]]. That event not only officially opened the Coliseum, but also served as an introduction to ice hockey for the city of Tulsa. The facility boasted a $25,000 organ.
 
The arena was the original home of the [[Tulsa Oilers]] who played their first game there on January 1, 1929 against the [[Duluth Hornets]]. That event not only officially opened the Coliseum, but also served as an introduction to ice hockey for the city of Tulsa. The facility boasted a $25,000 organ.
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