10/22/2005

MS Gulf Coast Coliseum & Convention Center - Biloxi

Back on May 21, 2005, my son proudly walked across the stage at the Coliseum and received his high school diploma. Most of the area schools have longed used the Coliseum for graduation ceremonies. I too walked across that stage when I graduated from high school and when I received my Associate's Degree. The Coliseum is home to the Mississippi Seawolves, a hockey team. Many great concerts have been held there and every year is proud to have the Air Force band perform Christmas Carols. The Convention Center used to beat New Orleans out of many conventions. It is hard to reconcile the images from the Sky-Chaser video of the storm surge that came through the Coliseum and those memories of happier times.

How long will it be before I can once again needle the supporters of the Baton Rouge Gators when they are playing against the Seawolves? I don't know, maybe next year, hopefully. Maybe it can be restored in time for the upcoming graduations in the spring of next year. Of course with the school calendars so messed up, no one knows for sure when the high school seniors and college students will be able to graduate. But they will graduate. The Convention Center will once again be the host to many conventions, it's just a matter of time.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Felis said...

Seawitch,
"Maybe it can be restored in time for the upcoming graduations in the spring of next year."

Let's hope it will be.

3:28 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

felis,

I pray and hope so.

4:22 PM  
Blogger patrickafir said...

Well, at least you know it'll be back! They took away my Bruins' Boston Garden—forever! Wah!

11:37 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

patrickafir,

That's true! Sorry about that. The Seawolves are a AA team in the ECHL. They will return next season. The manager said because of the Coliseum damage, they would be unable to play this year.

2:44 AM  

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