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Freeman Coliseum History Timeline
COMBATE AMERICAS – November 2019
Two new welterweight preliminary bouts announced: Jose “Know Way” Caceres vs. Major Jason “Righteous” Norwood Fernando Gonzalez Treviño vs. Cesar Arzamendia
Combate Americas Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, Nov. 8.
FedCup World Tennis – April 2019
Freeman Coliseum hosts the 2019 FedCup (World Group Playoff) USA vs SWITZERLAND, April 20-21, 2019.
SKILLET – April 2018
Skillet Rocks the Freeman Coliseum – April 19, 2018.
Mario Barrios vs Eudy Bernardo – March 2018
Mario Barrios, left, battles Eudy Bernardo during a junior welterweight bout during Saturday night boxing at Freeman Coliseum on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Barrios won by TKO.
Billy Calzada/San Antonio Express-News
GARCIA vs LIPINETS (Boxing) – March 2018
Mikey Garcia becomes a four-division world champion with unanimous decision over Sergey Lipinets on March 10, 2018 on Showtime. With the victory Garcia joined Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez as the only fighters in history to win titles at 126, 130, 135 and 140 pounds.
WWE LIVE – August 2016
Freeman Coliseum host WWE LIVE August 28, 2016.
WNBA’s San Antonio Stars – June 2015
The WNBA’s San Antonio Stars make their Freeman Coliseum appearance in June of 2015.
Destiny’s Child – February 2001
February 8, 2001
Destiny’s Child performs at the Freeman Coliseum for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
Stone Temple Pilots – January 1993
The San Diego-bred band Stone Temple Pilots opens for Megadeth at the Freeman Coliseum – January 6, 1993.
Coliseum Changes Name – January 1981
Coliseum name changes to Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum
KISS – November 1977
KISS Rock-n-Rolls all Night and Party’s Every Day at the Joe Freeman Coliseum on November 22, 1977.
Boston – October 1976
The HOT band Boston tours through the Alamo City and Freeman Coliseum on October 24, 1976. On the bill that night was… Black Sabbath / Boston / Moxy
Ted Nugent – July 1976
Ted Nugent gets “Catch Scratch Fever” at the Freeman Coliseum on July 6, 1976.
Isaac Hayes – June 1973
Isaac Hayes appears at the Joe Freeman with the Issac Hayes Movement on June 17, 1973. By John H. White, 1945-, Photographer (NARA record: 4002141) – U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16915227
Doobie Brothers – June 1971
Old Black Water – keeps on rollin’ through the Freeman Coliseum with the Doobie Brothers/Giant Smiling Dog and Tracy Nelson & Mother Earth – June 25, 1971
Merle Haggard – February 1969
Merle Haggard headlines the 20th Annual Stock Show & Rodeo on February 7 – 16, 1969.
Judy Lynn with Joe and Harry Freeman – February 1965
Country music singer Judy Lynn, wearing one of her elaborate costumes by Nudie of Hollywood, poses with Joe (left) and Harry Freeman, February 1965. (MS 355: Z-2508-C-251)
The Rolling Stones – June 1964
The Rolling Stones became the first British Invasion band to play in Texas when they performed at the Freeman Coliseum June 6 and 7 in 1964.
Ray Charles – April 1963
Ray Charles delights fans at the Joe Freeman Coliseum on April 13, 1963.
Lassie – February 1963
(Courtesy UTSA Special Collections /Zintgraff Collection)
Aretha Franklin – January 1962
Aretha Franklin gets some R-E-S-P-E-C-T at the Freeman Coliseum on Saturday, January 27, 1962.
James Brown – January 1962
Good Golly, Miss Molly – James Brown rocks the Freeman Coliseum on Saturday, January 20, 1962.
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans – February 1961
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans arrive in San Antonio, February 14, 1961 Zintgraff Studio Collection (MS 355) – UTSA (MS 355: Z-2492-A-22738)
Johnny Cash – October 1958
Johnny Cash hits the stage at the Joe Freeman Coliseum on October 28, 1958
ELVIS – October 1956
ELVIS TAKES SAN ANTONIO – Elvis Presley rocks out with Bill Black on upright bass for two sold-out Sunday performances – Joe Freeman Coliseum – San Antonio, TX – Oct 14, 1956
1st San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo – February 1950
Freeman Coliseum Construction – May 1948
Construction of Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum
Source San Antonio Light Photograph Collection, MS 359, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections
Construction Begins – November 1947
Freeman Coliseum begins construction – November 17, 1947
Breaking Ground – November 1947
Mayor Alfred Callaghan, Joe Freeman and Judge E. W. Anderson at ground breaking ceremony for the Coliseum – Nov 1947 (Photo Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio Light collection).