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see ColosseumColosseum
or Coliseum
, Ital. Colosseo, common name of the Flavian Amphitheater in Rome, near the southeast end of the Forum, between the Palatine and Esquiline hills. Begun by Vespasian, c.A.D. 75, and completed by his son Titus in A.D.
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Any large amphitheater; any large sports arena, open or roofed.
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colosseum, coliseum

colosseum, 1 showing seating and plan at various levels
1.(cap.) The Flavian amphitheater in Rome.
2. Any large Roman amphitheater.
3. Now, any large sports arena, open or roofed.
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With a seating capacity of over 90,000, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was the largest ballpark ever to regularly host major league games.
'This has been a transitional period for Coliseum. Like-for-like sales are up, new venues are opening and the pipeline of potential sites looks excellent,' said Mr Lenagan.
Owned by Michael Tabor, Coliseum opened his account last month with an easy five-length win in a nine-furlong maiden at Cork.
The latter had Coliseum over four and a half lengths behind when winning at the Curragh in July and Tommy Stack holds him in high regard.
At that time Don Reid, a City Council member and former head of the taxpayer group Citizens for Effective Government, proposed selling the coliseum to Shinn for about $60 million, more than the debt the city owed on the arena.
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Members of the committee were announced Thursday at the Coliseum.
Price, who returned to his old role as coliseum barker.
However, that leaves Oakland with the un-renovated Coliseum where there is still an outstanding $75 million bond debt for renovating the stadium.