Central to the fan experience is the joy that comes with attending a play, performance, concert, or sporting event. Fans expect a good life entertainment experience. We are working together to ensure that’s the case — long after the event. But sadly, in these last few years, the enjoyment of the experience has waned. The ability of fans to get access to face-value tickets is getting harder to come by, in big part because of unscrupulous scalpers and ticket hustlers.

Fans deserve better. And it’s time to make a difference.

Fans Come First

The Fans First Coalition was established in May of 2011 in an effort to change and improve the ticket-purchase experience for fans by fighting for greater access to face-value tickets and enhanced protection against fraudulent business practices.

Our goal is to ensure that fans get what they deserve — a good event experience, from ticket purchase through the final out or encore. To learn more about what we believe in, check out our mission statement: Standing with Fans. The coalition brings together fans like you, your hometown theaters, industry leaders, artists and sports teams and prominent voices in entertainment.

Don't Be Fooled

The best way to protect yourself from being tricked into thinking you are purchasing tickets directly from us, is by using the website you are at RIGHT NOW! All you have to do is find the event you want to attend and click the BUY TICKETS link. Or, visit our ticketing home on When you use this website, purchase tickets in person at the Memorial Coliseum Ticket Office, call (800) 745-3000 or go directly to, you'll always be sure to be buying direct from the venue.

NOTE: Personal resale of tickets (scalping) is strictly prohibited on the premises of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Violators will be subject to arrest for trespassing. Please see a member of our guest services staff or manager on duty to report this activity.