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Borderland Roller Derby Rolls into Action at County Coliseum Sunday

The fierce, competitive women of the Borderland Roller Derby are ready to do battle this weekend at the El Paso County Coliseum.

Las Viudas Negras will take on Las Diablas in an exciting roller derby bout, dubbed “The Great Smacksby,” at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the El Paso County Coliseum Judging Arena, at 4100 East Paisano. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Borderland Roller Derby was founded in June 2008 as Sun City Roller Girls, a women-owned and -operated roller derby league in El Paso. The league is one of only about 20 leagues nationwide playing on a banked track, affectionately known in El Paso as “La Llorona.”

Throughout the years, the organization has grown in numbers and popularity at its exclusive home in the Judging Arena at the El Paso County Coliseum.

This is the inaugural season under the name Borderland Roller Derby.

Tickets cost $10, $7 in advance and for military, and $1 for ages 10 and under. For groups of six or more, tickets are only $8 each. They are available online and on game day at the Judging Arena doors.

Fans can meet the players following the bout at the official after party at The Pershing Inn, 2909 Pershing, the team’s official sponsor.

Junior Woman’s Club of El Paso’s ‘Spooktacular’ Set to Open at County Coliseum

El Paso’s largest indoor Halloween carnival, organized by the Junior Woman’s Club of El Paso, returns for its’ 27th year.

The annual Spooktacular will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, October 14, at the Coliseum located at 4100 East Paisano.

The yearly, festive event will feature a costume contest with prizes, haunted house, cake walk, children’s game area, pumpkin decorating, live entertainment, crafts, activities and a variety of vendor booths, all the while providing a safe and fun environment for the holiday celebration.

The Junior Woman’s Club of El Paso, founded in 1934, is a non-profit, service-based, volunteer organization dedicated to improving the community. The club annually hosts Spooktacular to raise funds for charitable organizations across the borderland.

Tickets will cost $5 for adults, $4 for youth and free for ages 2 and under. Military discounts also will be available.

Advance tickets are $3 and can be purchased from club members. Also, a coupon for $1 off a youth ticket is available online.

Dinosaurs in El Paso: T-Rex Planet Takes Over County Coliseum

The dinosaurs are invading El Paso, as life-size, ultra-realistic animatronic dinosaurs will wander throughout the El Paso County Coliseum, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 24, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 25.

T-Rex Planet simulates what it would be like to experience the Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous periods. The indoor, family-friendly event offers a range of fun and engaging activities while walking through live dinosaur and fossil exhibits, all the while learning interesting facts about our prehistoric friends.

The show will feature 40 life-like dinosaurs with skeletons and rides, educational exhibits, realistic scene settings, a fossil dig, inflatable Dino Bounce Houses, a theater, face painting, games and more.

Tickets are $25 for ages 12 and under, $20 for adults and free for ages 1 and under. Seniors and military will receive a $3 discount. Tickets are available at the door or online.

El Paso County Coliseum Celebrates 75th Anniversary

On May 21, 2017, one of the most popular and oldest venues in El Paso will celebrate its 75th anniversary: El Paso County Coliseum.

Originally built to host rodeos (the first event held was the El Paso Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo in June 1942), the ”El Paso County Live Stock & Agricultural Exhibition Building” was established on May 21, 1942.

The El Paso County Commissioners Court approved a resolution Monday, May 15, honoring the El Paso County Coliseum and the historic anniversary.

The El Paso County Coliseum, now under the direction of the El Paso Sports Commission and its President and CEO Brian Kennedy, has entertained millions of fans and hosted thousands of performances and events throughout 75 years, all the while celebrating El Paso’s rich history and culture.

Considered the premier entertainment and sports venue in the Southwest, the El Paso County Coliseum hosts between 125 and 150 performances a year. A variety of entertainers and Grammy Award winners have taken the stage, including music legends Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, to Latin heavyweights Juan Gabriel and Selena, to pop music superstars Ariana Grande and Ricky Martin, to heavy metal icons Slayer and Slipknot, to Hall of Famers like Green Day and Van Halen.

In addition to the music, sporting events have made the Coliseum their home.  Yearly events such as the rodeo, circus, boxing, soccer, festivals, dances, roller derby, Disney On Ice, nationally televised Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding, Oktoberfest, the El Paso Coyotes arena soccer team, the El Paso Rhinos Thorne Cup winning hockey team, the state champion UTEP Miners hockey team, the UTEP Miners men’s basketball team in 1967, and so much more.

On May 21, 1942, County Judge Joseph McGill and Texas Lt. Gov. H.L. Winfield officially dedicated and opened the doors at a grand-opening celebration to a capacity crowd of 7,000.

The festivities featured Fort Bliss soldiers, the Texas College of Mines (now UTEP) band, high school dance groups, Boy Scout troops and a variety of performances. In a newspaper article, the arena, the first-of-its-kind in the Southwest, was said to be “practically the same size as the one in Madison Square Garden.”

The official cost for architect Percy McGhee and contractor R.E. McKee to build the “one-of- a-kind, exposition building” was $321,000 and approved by County Judge McGill and County Commissioners John L. Andreas, M. Scarborough, Ray Sherman and T.M. Risinger.

The El Paso County Coliseum, considered one of the area’s most popular venues, has undergone several changes throughout the years, including renovations to the façade and box office, the addition of a state-of-the-art heating and air-conditioning system, new seating, expanded hallways and upgraded concession stands and restrooms. However, the original look since 1942 has basically stayed intact.

For more photos, videos and additional historical facts, visit the Coliseum’s facebook page.

 

Top Boxers step into El Paso County Coliseum this Weekend

Some of the region’s best boxers will step into the ring and do battle this weekend when the El Paso Regional Junior Olympic Tournament takes over the El Paso County Coliseum at 4100 East Paisano.

The event, under the sanction of USA Boxing, Inc., and presented by the USA Boxing Border Association and El Paso Sports Commission, is set to get underway at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23.

It will feature top fighters from throughout Texas, New Mexico and the Southwest, competing in various classes.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and military, and can be purchased at the door each day of the event.

Doors open at 2 p.m.

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