Allen County’s Memorial Coliseum ranked third-best in the world

Parking at the Memorial Coliseum will be more expensive this fall, but General Manager Randy Brown says higher expenses make the decision necessary. (File photo by Kevin Leininger of

The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum has again been named as one of the best venues in the world. Venues Today ranked the Coliseum at No. 3 in the world among similar-sized venues for the reporting period of Aug. 16-Sept. 15. The ranking represents a total of two shows with more than 18,000 guests during the reporting period.

“It has been a great year for us,” General Manager Randy Brown said in a statement. “We anticipate finishing the year strong with a sold out Trans-Siberian Orchestra show on Wednesday, Nov. 29.”

This ranking is better than three other Midwest venues that made the list: iWireless Center in Moline, Ill., at No. 5; the Ford Center in Evansville at No. 6; and Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich., at No. 9.