7001 Gulf Hwy
Lake Charles, LA 70607
Burton Coliseum is a domed arena that can be used for basketball games, cheer and dance competitions, gymnastics meets, martial arts competitions, volleyball tournaments, wrestling matches and rodeos. A 40 foot by 60 foot portable stage is great for talent showcases, and the floor load capacity is virtually limitless. The dome over the coliseum peaks 105 feet above the 24,000 square feet of floor space. Burton Coliseum is actually two, full-service buildings in one: a domed arena with seating for 6,500, which can be expanded to 8,400 for basketball games; and a 168,000 square foot Livestock and Exhibit Building. The two sections work well together or separately. With permanent stalls and chutes from the Livestock and Exhibit Building, the Coliseum is a superior rodeo arena. A 50,000 square foot, covered arena for livestock activities provides seating for 1,500 spectators. Complete facilities are available for 250 RV units, and 104 spaces are furnished with water and electricity. As an affiliate to McNeese State University, the facility serves as the home venue for various McNeese athletics, graduations and other university events.
Locker Rooms: Yes
Basketball, Cheer, Gymnastics, Dance, Martial Arts, Rodeo, Volleyball, Wrestling
Open Air Arena:
100,000 sq. ft. / 1,000 seat state-of-the-art open air rodeo arena with ticket and administrative offices opening in 2009.