UNCG's men's basketball team moved into a "new" home in 2009-10, making the Greensboro Coliseum its home court. The move was announced by UNCG chancellor Dr. Linda Brady on December 5, 2008. As a preview of things to come, UNCG hosted Davidson in its new venue two months later and drew a crowd of 11,687. On December 29, 2010 a UNCG record attendance of 22,178 watched the Spartans host the Duke Blue Devils.
At full capacity, the building holds more than 23,000 fans for basketball. UNCG utilitizes a variety of configurations for its contests with a minimum capacity of 7,617.
As part of the move, the Coliseum remodeled a floor into a Spartan "home floor" and completely renovated a massive locker room space for the team, complete with training room, meeting facilities, coaches offices and a players' lounge.
The Coliseum’s rich history of hosting sporting events is highlighted by its long and distinguished list of ACC and NCAA basketball action. The Coliseum has been the most frequent home of ACC championships, having hosted 23 men's tournaments and 12 women's events.
The coliseum has also been the site of 12 NCAA men's tournament competitions, including the memorable 1974 Final Four. Only five venues have witnessed more NCAA games than Greensboro's 57. The facility has also hosted three NCAA women's tournaments.
The Coliseum has also served as the home for professional basketball (the Carolina Cougars of the American Basketball Association), several professional ice hockey franchises (including the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes for two seasons), two indoor football teams and has hosted a multitude of tennis, boxing, track and field, amateur and professional wrestling and gymnastics events.
Family events have been a staple of the Coliseum calendar since its inception in 1959. Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney ice and stage shows and live productions featuring Sesame Street characters make annual stops at the Coliseum Complex to the delight of thousands of youngsters each year.
The Coliseum Complex has also played host to politicians, religious figures and world leaders, including recent visits from Barack Obama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Joel Osteen.
Concerts featuring the top names in the music industry have spanned generations and all genres. Millions of concert goers have enjoyed the sounds of an incredibly diverse lineup of performers, including, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, James Brown, Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, The Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin, Diana Ross, Kenny Rogers, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Daughtry, Britney Spears and Jay-Z. The Coliseum’s concert attendance record was set March 1, 2003 when 23,642 “Phish-heads” packed the arena to see the legendary touring band Phish.