Cowtown Coliseum

Cowtown Coliseum - Fort Worth, Texas

Cowtown Coliseum – Fort Worth, Texas

I was immediately drawn to this impressive building that is part of the Fort Worth Stockyards complex. I was hoping to look inside, but unfortunately, the building was locked. It would’ve been interesting to document the interior.

The Cowtown Coliseum is a 3,418-seat multi-purpose arena that hosts weekly rodeos, in addition to sporting events and concerts. Wikipedia reports it’s the first-ever indoor arena for rodeos in the U.S.

Architecturally, I find it odd but fascinating. The top looks like a Spanish mission, and along with the red tile roof, it is clearly influenced by early Texas and Mexican frontier buildings. Built in 1908, research revealed it’s in the Mission Revival Style, which seems apropos.

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