About Coliseo

Coliseo Facts

  • Construction began in July 1998 with the purpose of obtaining the 2004 Olympic Games for Puerto Rico.
  • The Coliseo has an area of 5.2 acres and it is embedded in a property of 10.7 acres. These measurements include the landscaping design created to balance the development of the exterior with the architectural elements of the building. This allows the recreational use of the outside areas of the Coliseo, making Hato Rey a more attractive sector.
  • 50,000 cubic yards of concrete were used in the construction of the Coliseo, enough to build a neighborhood of 300 housing units or two sidewalks that total 200 miles: one that goes from Fajardo to Mayagüez and another one that comes back.
  • *4,600 tons of reinforcement steel and 2,480 tons of structural steel were used in the Coliseo, for a total of 7,080 tons of steel, enough to build approximately 5,000 compact cars.
  • A total of 1,675,000 linear feet of electric wire were installed in the Coliseo. Equivalent to 318 miles of wire, this is enough to surround Puerto Rico along its coast.
  • 718,000 square feet of gypsum board, 128,000 cement blocks, 287,600 cobblestones, 28,000 square feet of glass and 8,450 lamps of all kinds were all used for the construction of the building. The Coliseo has, among other amenities, a system to create an ice floor, which contains 51,200 linear feet or 9.7 miles of tubing for the liquid gas to go through.
  • The Coliseo had a total final investment of $252.6 million.
  • The Coliseo generates approximately 300 to 500 employees approximately per event.
  • Coliseo de Puerto Rico can be configured in at least six different forms with capacities from 2,400 to 18,500 spectators: Theatre, ¼ House, ½ House, ¾ House, End stage, Center stage.
  • The events with the record for the most presentations at the Coliseo since opening are Wisin & Yandel with 17 shows, followed by Ricky Martin with 13 shows.
  • The event with the most presentations record in a single run is Aventura with 5 sold out concerts in December 2008.
  • The event with the greatest attendance record is Metallica with 17,286 visitors.
  • Ednita Nazario is the only female artist to host a record of presentations with 12 shows since the Coliseo opened.
  • The event with the gross ticket sales record in a single show is The Rolling Stones with $3.1 million.
  • Approximately 160,000 ounces of water are sold in a year, equal to 8,000 Aquafina bottles.
  • Approximately 224 hot dogs per event are sold, totaling 22,400 hot dogs in a year with 100 events.
  • Approximately 300 pounds of nachos are sold per event, making it our most popular product.
  • Holsum exclusively prepares the bread used for our foot-long hot dogs.
  • The most popular topping for popcorn is nacho cheese.

Data Sheet

  • 3 levels
  • 18,500 seats with center stage
  • 18,163 seats for boxing or wrestling
  • 15,694 seats for end stage concerts
  • 15,635 Seats for hockey configuration and events on ice
  • 17,024 seats for basketball games
  • 2,416-7,367 seats for theater configuration
  • Complies with NBA and NHL standards and regulations
  • 26 Corporate Suites
  • 2 Party Suites
  • 1 VIP Skybox
  • 1,008 VIP Club Seats
  • 1 VIP Club Lounge
  • 1 Meeting Room
  • Press Room
  • Exterior Plaza
  • 13 food concessions stands
  • 15 bars
  • 5 Locker Rooms
  • 4 Dressing Rooms
  • 8 dressing rooms with shared entrance hall
  • Promoter’s Office
  • Production Office
  • 1 Security Center
  • 1 First-Aid Room and 2 Customer Service Booths
  • 4 sided LED Scoreboard
  • Over 100 TV monitors with local listings
  • Sound system designed by Pro Sound
  • 16 men’s restrooms/18 women’s restrooms (located on concourse levels)
  • 2 family restrooms
  • 5 to 6 hours loading capacity