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Crown Coliseum To Open in Two Days

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The new Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville
FAYETTEVILLE — The Crown Coliseum in Cumberland County will open in two days, and WRAL'sRick Gallsaidthe civic center commission thinks it is a gem.

Bob Smith, Civic Center Commission, said the coliseum is absolutelyunbelievable.

After seven years of dreaming, planning, and building, the coliseum isfinished. The $55 million coliseum surprised even its strongest supporters.

When you walk into the coliseum, you can't help but notice the seats.They're different colors: yellow, red, black and blue. The color scheme issupposed to represent confetti and streamers.

Commission members can't wait to show off their dream building. The minorleague hockey team is getting ready for the grand opening. And there'splenty of action off the ice, as workers scramble to finish in time forthe big night.

The construction won't be complete by Thursday. There's still quite abit of work to do behind the scenes and in the parking lots.

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