The center of much of University of Alabama campus life since the facility opened in 1968, Coleman Coliseum is home to Alabama men's basketball.

Year Opened 1968
Basketball Capacity 15,383
Gymnastics Capacity 15,075
First Men's Basketball Game Thursday, February 1, 1968 (vs. Samford)
Largest Crowd (Men) 15,383 - Multiple occasions
Largest Crowd (Women) 9,786 on Sunday, January 31, 1999 (vs. Tennessee)

Opened on January 30, 1968, and originally named Memorial Coliseum, Coleman Coliseum has served as the home court of the Alabama basketball team for 42 years.

One of college basketball's finest facilities then and now, the multi-purpose arena was ahead of its time when originally constructed at a cost of $4.2 million. The building occupies two acres of land with the roof reaching 90 feet above the playing surface and almost 100,000 square feet of space in the main seating area.

The arena was re-dedicated in 1988 as Coleman Coliseum in honor of Jeff Coleman, a long-time Crimson Tide historian, business manager for athletics and alumni director that served on the committee that oversaw construction and planning of the Coliseum.

The coliseum houses athletic department offices (except for football, swimming, rowing and men's tennis), the ticket and Tide Pride offices, a club level room (the Crimson Tide Room), a President's reception area (the C.M. Newton Room), an auxiliary gymnasium, an equipment room, weight rooms, steam bath, training room, food service areas, photo studios, and locker room facilities for staff and athletes.


Coleman Coliseum underwent one of its biggest transformations in the first two seasons of Anthony Grant's tenure as new locker rooms and meeting areas for men's basketball were created within the existing structure. The expansion and renovation of the men's basketball facilities created an all-encompassing working space for the men's basketball program, connecting the main playing arena with the practice facility while establishing a first-class locker room, weight room, training room and team lounge.


The University of Alabama Athletics Department is committed to providing complete accessibility to all facilities, fair and equal treatment of all patrons and guests, and meaningful compliance with the letter and spirit of the law.

Alcoholic Beverages Policy

Alcoholic beverages of any kind are prohibited at Alabama athletics events.

Baby Changing Stations

All public restrooms on the main concourse are equipped with baby changing stations.

Box Office Information/Ticket Sales

The Coleman Coliseum Ticket office opens two hours prior to tip-off at the main entrance to the Coliseum.

Camera/Video Policy

Point and shoot cameras are permitted inside the arena, but no flash photography is allowed. Professional cameras with lenses greater than 3 inches are prohibited. Video cameras are prohibited.

Crimson Tide Room

The Crimson Tide Room is located on the upper concourse on the east side of Coleman Coliseum. Private functions are held before each home game. Entry will begin when the Coliseum doors open to the general public.


There are six concession stands on the main concourse level.


There are four elevators in Coleman Coliseum. For basketball games, the elevator is accessible to any patron with a disability from the upper level to the lower level. However, we request usage only when necessary.

Entrances and Exits

There are entrance doors located on the upper north (main lobby), east, and south sides of Coleman Coliseum. Additional entrance doors are located on the bottom level of the arena at the north, south, east and west corners of building.

First Aid

Emergency medical personnel are on duty at each athletics event. Medical personnel can be contacted during an event by notifying the nearest event staff member, usher, security guard, or going to the ticket office located on the upper north or east concourse and informing them of the situation and location of the incident.

Food or Beverages

Bringing in outside food or drink is strictly prohibited.

Gates Open

Gates are open two hours prior to tip-off for Alabama students for basketball games.

Group Ticket Sales

Please visit the Group Ticket Sales page on for the latest information.


Coleman Coliseum has 3,000 paved and marked parking spaces within the lighted lot and is patrolled by the UA Police Department on a regular basis.

Prohibited Items and Searches

All bags will be searched upon entry into the facility. Except for items pertaining to medical conditions or child care, all bags, backpacks, video cameras, large cases for binoculars or other items, fanny packs and large purses (larger than 10x10 inches) are prohibited in Coleman Coliseum.

Prohibited items must be returned to the owner's car or discarded. Any unlawful items are subject to confiscation, and the person in possession is subject to arrest.

Prohibited items include:

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Baby Seats
  • Baby Strollers
  • Backpacks
  • Balloons
  • Banners, Signs
  • Beach Balls
  • Cameras (professional equipment or cameras with long telephoto lenses)
  • Coolers
  • Containers
  • Explosives
  • Fanny Packs
  • Folding Chairs
  • Food/Beverages
  • Ice Chests
  • Laser Pointers
  • All Noisemakers (air horns, plastic horns, whistles, etc.)
  • Pets (with the exception of service animals used by disabled guests)
  • Personal Heaters
  • Umbrellas
  • Video Cameras
  • Weapons

There is no re-entry for fans at Coleman Coliseum.

Severe Weather

In the event that there is a threat of a tornado or other severe weather patrons in Coleman Coliseum may go to the floor level main floor and hallways for safety. Patrons sitting in the upper levels of the arena should go to the upper concourse, concourse restrooms, and concession stands.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited in Coleman Coliseum.


The distribution of promotional items, handbills, flyers, pamphlets, printed materials, or any other forms of solicitation are not permitted. All inquiries must be processed and approved by Crimson Tide Sports Marketing. Call (205) 348-9600.

Water Fountains

Several water fountains are located on the main concourse near the bathrooms on the northeast, northwest, southwest, and southeast sections of the arena.

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