What our clients are saying about their experience at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum...

Appleseed Room, Ultra Electrnonics Maritime - October 2020
"We all appreciated the level of service that we received during our training session. The facility was fantastic and made everyone feel very comfortable. The staff was outstanding. I was greeted by Mark, Gene and Rich first thing on Tuesday morning. They made sure that we had everything we needed and felt ready to go when class started at 8am…..they even worked with our instructor to ensure that he had the perfect individualized set up that he needed! During the week, Summer was a fantastic room host and the attendees appreciated that within hours she’d learned their names and their preferences on drinks, etc. Desiree was also fantastic at coordinating the meals and snacks with us and they both made sure they were available at both breaks…and all the other food staff were top notch. I had more than one attendee state: 'I’ve not had one bad thing to eat this whole week…it was all delicious!' Thanks to Randy and Brett for regularly checking to make sure all was well. We had a great session and we appreciated all that you did to make it easy and comfortable." Angela Level, Quality Systems Manager at Ultra Electronics Maritime

Conference Center, Kiel-Hoppe Wedding Reception - 9/22/18
"The service that we received was absolutley fabulous! Our night went without any issues. We will definitely recommend you to friends." 

Conference Center, Fall Bridal Spectacular - 10/8/17
"Your staff continues to make doing a show at the Coliseum an enjoyable experience. Everyone is pleasant, helpful and extremely responsive when help is needed. The clean up crew did an amazing job keeping my show neat and tidy." Tracy Sweeney, Black Tie Productions

Conference Center, Braun/Felts Wedding Reception - 6/10/17
"We loved the whole experience with the Coliseum. We are really happy that we went with you guys because it made the whole process easy for us!" Allie & John Felts

Conference Center, Schweiterman Wedding Reception - 5/13/17
"To all at the event, we really appreciate all your hard work.  Thanks for making it a special day. Your hospitality was awesome." Karen Bougher, mother of bride

Conference Center, 50+Life Expo - 5/6/17
"This is my first choice in venues. You really have a class act staff and an amazingly well kept facility." Kathleen Boles, Event Manager, Fort Wayne Newspapers

Conference Center, Lifeline Jazzin' Up January - 1/26/17
"You guys rocked the event! Thank you so much for your attention to details - it took the evening from special to magical!" Brenda Gerber, VP of Development

Expo Center, Rumble in Fort Wayne - 12/30-31/16
"It's such a pleasure to work with a professional staff that is dedicated to perfection, comfort and ease. The entire crew treats you with respect while maintaining the integrity of Coliseum policies." Larry Boos, Rumble Racing

Arena, Avenged Sevenfold Concert - 9/20/16
"It was a great show. The Coliseum is an awesome concert venue. We appreciate the venue upgrades like the stair handrails, refinished restrooms, comfortable seats, easy entrance & exit. After attending concerts in other cities (Detroit, Chicago, Indianapolis, Grand Rapids) we realize how much nicer our Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is in comparison. Thank you!" Julia Newman 

Expo Center & Conference Center, Alpaca Owners Association National Halter Show & Auction - 3/18-20/16
"I just wanted to extend my thanks to you and the entire staff at the Coliseum. The AOA National Show was a great success thanks in no small part to the the support and assistance from everyone at the facility. Everyone I worked with was pleasant and responded quickly to all my requests." Larry Zierer, Barn Manager, AOA National Show

Suite 501, Corporate Event - 2/19/16
"Thank you so much for the great night my group had at the Komets game. ... As usual, the suite was outstanding, the food was awesome and the wait staff were incredible. We could not have asked for a better evening. And the Komets won!" Kent Kleeman, Midwest Poultry Services

Expo Center, IHSAA Wrestling Semistate Tournament - 2/13/16
"Randy Brown and his staff did an amazing job in assisting with set up for this event. The staff was friendly and prompt. The event was a success and we have great appreciation for the people at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum." Andrew Wagner, New Haven High School

Suite 501, Corporate Event - 2/6/16
"Looking forward to doing this again. This is a favorite outing with staff. They love the food and rave about the friendliness of the staff" Lindsey Hollingshead, Partners In Employment

Expo III, Richard Phillips 70th Birthday Party - 10/17/15
"We are so pleased with the quality of service we received from Katie. She was extremely professional and quick to respond to any question or concern. The food was excellent!! We are still receiving compliments about the party, staff and food. Everyone in our community is still talking about that night and how the food elevated the event to a whole new level. Thank you so much!!" Richelle Humphrey

Luxury Suite, Private Rental - 10/17/15
"I want to thank you for working with me to arrange a great "suite" night at the Komets game for the season opener. I appreciate your attentiveness to details, and always getting back to me quickly whenever I had any questions. You made the process very easy, which I really appreciate. I'd also like to give great thanks to Craig for the service he provided to all of my guests. You can tell that he enjoys his job, and it really added to our experience. Working in customer service myself, I know that it can be challenging to find and retain great people. I had numerous compliments on the suite, the food and how great Craig was. It was truly a great night, with a Komets win, it just doesn't get any better than that. Thanks for an amazing night! We will definitely be back in the future."

Expo Center, Northrop HS Commencement - 6/13/15
"It was a pleasure working with Bryan Christie and the entire crew. Bryan has also been very professional and pleasant to work with over my 15 commencements that he has done. I appreciate that!" Rita Dillman, Northrop HS

Arena, Ivy Tech Community College Commencement - 5/8/15
"As always, thanks for making our annual graduation ceremony seamless/perfect. Everything went so well and you make things so easy for us. We appreciate everyone on your great team. Thanks again!" Andrew Welch, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast

Expo IV, Lucky Duck Consignment Sale - 3/26-29/15
"I wanted to pass on that your staff has been great to deal with and are on top of everything and are quick to respond to any question/issue! Both David and Frank were always checking in to see how things were going and if anything was needed. Plus, the ushers do a great job working the doors and keeping the "rules" of the sale in line. We have been more than pleased with the Coliseum and feel like the facility alone adds some credibility to the sale! We appreciate the staff's efforts to make the sale run as smooth as possible, as far as the facility goes." Erik Brandt, Lucky Duck Resale, LLC

Multiple Spaces, Indiana National Guard - 3/21-22/15
"The event went very well. I was very impressed with the level of service, the food and how nice all the staff were. Thank you so much for helping us have a successful event. I can't say enough how impressed I was, overall, with everything." Rachel Pendleton, Air Wing Integrator Indiana Air National Guard

Expo IV, Northern Indiana Golf Show - 3/14-15/15
"The Coliseum staff was wonderful to work with. Erin was very attentive, as was the electrical guy. Thank you!" George Hays & Debby Stellwagen, Fort Wayne Newspapers

Red Room, Home Lumber Reception - 2/25/15
"I think that all of our guests had a great time and the ladies that worked the bar and food service were very kind and helpful. I can’t thank you and your staff enough for helping me through the whole process. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Aramark services again in the future and look forward to doing so." Ryan Hines, Home Lumber

Budweiser Suite, Ivy Tech Community College Foundation - 2/20/15
The quality of the suite, the food from Aramark and the service was all exceptional. We would definitely do it again. Our guests loved it." Kelli Brandenberger, Resource Development, Ivy Tech Foundation.

Multiple Spaces, Fort Wayne Farm Show - 1/13-15/15
"The event was wonderful and the food was great! We got more compliments on the food this year than ever before--thank you for working with us to make this successful." American Dairy Farmers; Upper Rotunda

"Thanks for all your help in making our floor booth and hospitality suite a success. We received several positive comments about the food, cleanliness, and service." Farm Credit Mid America; White Room

"I really felt like the whole experience went very well. From our first conversation to the final product. I appreciate the way your team helped me through the process of preparing for our Helena Meeting in Appleseed B. The food was great, as was the service. There was always plenty available, never running low on anything." Helena Chemical

"Everything went well. Thank you for all of the flexibility; you did a great job in handling the work load. I wish I could appear as calm and collected as you did. You and your staff did an amazing job! Everyone was polite and did their job well. Thanks again and I’ll see you next year for the Farm Show!" Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District; Food Court & Appleseed Room

Budweiser Suite - All Star Communications Christmas Party - 12/14/14
"Thank you!! We had a great Christmas party! Christine worked with us to customize a menu for our party. She was very helpful and easy to work with!"

Rooftop Lounge - New Covenant Worship Center Christmas Gala - 12/6/14
"I would like to thank you and your staff for a excellent job in helping me with the Christmas Gala on December 6, 2014. The room was beautifully decorated, entrees/dessert was delicious and the staff was fantastic; and saw to it on Saturday that every need was taken care of. It was a pleasure working with you and hope to work with the Memorial Coliseum on future events." Lisa Allen, NCWC Women's Ministry

Arena - ACC/BigTen Challenge, Notre Dame Women's Basketball - 12/3/14
"What a great night in Fort Wayne - you all were awesome! A huge thank you from ND Women's Basketball and the Notre Dame family!" Jill Bodensteiner, Senior Associate Athletics Director, Notre Dame

"A BIG thank you goes out to the Memorial Coliseum staff for making our Notre Dame women's basketball game vs. Maryland a huge success last night!! Simply the best."
Chad DeWeese, Event Management Coordinator, Notre Dame Athletics

Appleseed Room - Greater FW Business Weekly Innovation Awards - 11/6/14
"Very impressed with the staff, service and food." Claudia Johnson, KPC Media Group

Appleseed Room - Carl D. Rolfsen Stewardship Awards - 10/23/14
"As always, it was a pleasure to work with Katie and her team, especially Joyce and Janet. The food was exceptional, so 'thank you' to Chef Marvin." Vicki Apat, Foellinger Foundation

Red Room - ISDH Long Term Care Training - 9/8-11/14
"Great attention to detail from the inquiry all the way through the event! The food selections were perfect for our needs and all of the staff, Coliseum and Aramark, were great to work with." Lidia Dubicki, University of Indianapolis Center for Aging

Expo III - Bridal Spectacular & Beyond - 10/5/14
"Dick, David, Mark, Marian, Nathan and Erin were great to work with. I enjoy having events at the Coliseum!" Tracy Sweeney, Black Tie Promotions

Expo I - Fort Wayne Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Getaway - 10/3-5/14
"Randy...your staff exceeded my expectations! Please give them ALL the day off!" Steve Lindeman, Too Much Fun Promotions

Appleseed A - Foellinger Foundation - 8/13/14
"Coliseum and Aramark staff once again outdid themselves. Amanda, Stacy, Dave, Ryne, Andrew, Joyce, Janet and Chef Marvin are fantastic!" Shari Clemens, Foellinger Foundation

Arena - Living Proof Live with Beth Moore - 9/13/14
"Absolutley STELLAR experience with your entire staff! Bryan, Andrew, Katie and everyone went above and beyond. It was a joy to work with you! Absolutely wonderful food service from Aramark. Many thanks to Katie, Joyce, Janet, Andrew and the others." Betsy Langmade, Lifeway Events

Arena - Homestead High School Commencement - 6/7/14
"We are always pleased with your service and Bryan Christie is wonderful at taking care of our needs that day." Jan Fisher, Homestead High School

Parking Lot - The Neon Vibe - 5/10/14
"I want to express our most sincere thanks to all the staff at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Not only did the staff accommodate to my requests, they did so with a smile and without any hesitation. Your staff (Al, the Event Coordinators, CJ, maintenance, Randy, etc...) is unbelievably fantastic. It was by far the best venue I've ever worked with. They truly went above and beyond and made us feel so welcome." Tijs Serrine, Neon Vibe Event Director

Expo III - A Hope Center Banquet - 4/22/14
"We had a wonderful banquet! I so appreciate you and your team, who help and adjust to our needs for this very important evening. I recommend you all the time! I look forward to working with you next year, as it is our 30th Anniversary!" Maylynne Raney, Administrative Coordinator, A Hope Center

Expo I - Hoosier Millionaire Game Show - 4/17/14
"The Lottery was pleased with the turnout and the show in general. The audience also seemed to have a great time! A/V was pretty much flawless from our standpoint. The cooperation and ease that your staff handled any issues was definitely a breath of fresh air. I could not have been happier with the outcome and have you all, to thank for it." Brandi Ostojic, Stage Manager, Hoosier Lottery

"Everything we requested...and then some... was immediately taken care of. Staff was friendly and we felt as if we were the only client your venue had. That says a lot for the service that was provided. Thank you! We will recommend your facility to everyone!! Food was fabulous, as well!" Anna Rodriguez, Event Coordinator, Hoosier Lottery

Suite 510 - Jackson Brokerage Party (Winter Jam) - 3/20/14
"The service and atmosphere was great! I highly recommend for your next corporate event." Wes Jackson, Jackson Brokerage Corp.

Expo Center - Shipshewana on the Road - 3/29-30/14
"Best facility we have used in 22 years!" Julie Lepper, JDL Corporation

Century Club Room - Komets Game - 3/14/14
"Everything from room setting to food, to service, to atmosphere, was completely awesome! Great staff and exceptional service!" Mindy Papera, Steel Dynamics, Inc.