sports and coliseum events

Proximity Hotel is just three miles from the Greensboro Coliseum and Special Events Center. In addition to the many world-class concerts and sporting events, the complex includes the Greensboro Aquatic Center, the ACC Hall of Champions and White Oak Amphitheater.

Our nearby location and long list of amenities combine for a trip with lifetime memories.  Book Online.

Greensboro Coliseum and Special Events

Jill Scott Concert

Jill Scott

August 18, 2016

Diamond Life Concerts has announced three-time Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott will perform live in concert at Greensboro Coliseum on August 18. Scott’s most recent album,Woman, was released last year to rave reviews. It was the highly anticipated follow up to the 2011 critically acclaimed The Light of the Sun, which debuted at No. 1 number on the Billboard 200. Scott burst on to the music scene with her groundbreaking 2000 release “Who Is Jill Scott?” Words & Sounds Vol. 1, which achieved double-platinum status and earned her NAACP Image Awards, trophies from both Billboard and Soul Train and four Grammy nominations, including a Best New Artist nomination.

Drake Concert at Greensboro Coliseum

Drake Summer Sixteen Tour

August 23, 2016

Grammy® Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist Drake will launch the DRAKE SUMMER SIXTEEN TOUR WITH FUTURE AND SPECIAL GUESTS in support of his brand new album.

Drake’s newest album, View, is currently set for release on April 29, 2016. The album’s multi-platinum certified lead single, “Hotline Bling,” became a massive hit reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs and Billboard Rhythmic charts. Three of the album’s subsequent singles, “Summer Sixteen,” “Pop Style,” and “One Dance,” are all currently in the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs charts with “One Dance” and “Pop Style” sitting at the #1 and #3 spot respectively on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Digital Songs chart this week.

ACDC Rock or Bust Tour

AC/DC | “Rock or Bust” World Tour

August 27, 2016

AC/DC have played to over 4 million fans on the ‘Rock or Bust World Tour’ and the current line-up of Angus Young, Cliff Williams, Stevie Young, Chris Slade and Axl Rose are set to continue their global trek with a return, for the final leg, to the USA.

AC/DC released their highly acclaimed studio album, ‘Rock or Bust’, in December 2014 and it peaked at #1 in twelve countries and #3 in the U.S. Billboard charts. In a career that spans over four decades, AC/DC have sold an incredible 200 million albums worldwide, over 70 million in the US alone, producing landmark albums such as ‘Highway to Hell’ and the seminal ‘Back in Black’ which is the biggest selling hard rock album ever, helping to make AC/DC one of the top five selling bands in American music history. Their distinctive brand of high voltage rock ‘n’ roll, awesome stadium rock shows and everlasting anthems continues to energise fans globally from Adelaide to Atlanta, from Prague to Philadelphia and all points between.

Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell with special guest Josh Ritter

October 15, 2016

Acclaimed, award-winning artist Jason Isbell has announced tour dates in Fall 2016, including a show at White Oak Amphitheatre on Saturday, Oct. 15. The shows are in support of the recent release of Something More Than Free, his highly anticipated fifth album (Southeastern Records), for which Isbell recently won the Grammy Award for “Best Americana Album”. Isbell also won the Grammy for “Best Americana/Roots Song” for ’24 Frames’, the first single from the album. Isbell will be touring with his band The 400 Unit, featuring Derry Deborja (Keys), Chad Gamble (drums), Jimbo Hart (bass) and Sadler Vaden (guitar).
Something More Than Free is Isbell’s most sonically diverse album to date. It features Isbell’s Southern inspired vignettes of working class men, women and traditions that permeate 11 new songs of pure honestly and authenticity.

tournament town

Greensboro is a leading “Tournament Town” for sports events involving youth, collegiate, amateur and professional organizations. Greensboro hosts events like; Wyndham Championship, USA sports including USA Masters, Diving, Swimming and Rugby; PGA Golf; NCAA Championships including Men’s and Women’s basketball, swimming, diving, track, field, golf and more.

Greensboro Sports Commission: Greensboro has long been recognized as a place where athletes can bring their game and lay it all on the line for a chance to make dreams come alive. But what distinguishes Tournament Town the most as a championship destination is the extraordinary level of hospitality and genuine love of sports that permeates this Southern city. See the full event schedule of tournaments and sports events throughout Greensboro.


Upcoming Tournaments

USA Masters Games

2016 USA Masters Games

July 22, 2016 – July 31, 2016 | Greensboro Coliseum Complex and Other Venues

The inaugural USA Masters Games, to be held July 21 to July 31, 2016, in Greensboro, NC marks the launch of a new multi-sport event for competitive adult athletes. The USA Masters Games will provide both a “national-championships-level” competitive experience in each sport and a fun, entertaining environment conducive to meeting and socializing with fellow Masters athletes from across the U.S. and other countries of the world – a Sports Festival for Masters athletes.

PGA Wyndham Championship

Wyndham Championship 

August 18 – August 21 | Sedgefield Country Club

Contested annually on the Donald Ross-designed course at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., the Wyndham Championship was founded in 1938 and is the sixth-oldest event on the PGA TOUR excluding the Majors.  The tournament enjoys a rich 76-year history that includes such former winners as Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros.  In fact, 17 former winners are members of the World Golf Hall of Fame.  The Wyndham Championship is the only regular season PGA TOUR event contested on a course originally designed by Donald Ross. The 2016 tournament, set for August 15-21, will mark the 77th edition of North Carolina’s oldest professional golf event.

ACC Swimming and Diving

ACC Women’s Swimming and Men’s/Women’s Diving Championships

February 15, 2017 to February 18, 2017 | Greensboro Aquatic Center
Last season saw ACC Swimming and Diving cap off an excellent year with the NC State men and Virginia women claiming team titles. NC State went on to lead four ACC teams among the top 20 of the NCAA Men’s Championship with an eighth-place finish, and Miami senior diver Sam Dorman capped off his career by breaking the NCAA 3-meter springboard diving record.

2017 NCAA Division l Men’s Basketball Tournament
First/Second Rounds

March 17- Marhc 19, 2017 | Greensboro Coliseum

Be there to Share The Experience™ with your family and friends at the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship First/Second Rounds, March 17 & 19, 2017, at Greensboro Coliseum, hosted by the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Coliseum Venues

ACC Hall of Champions showcases ACC history through interactive displays, unique institutional exhibits and multi-purpose program space. Highlights include a four-foot, 360-degree, state-of-the-art video globe with a unique, multi-media display of conference highlights, life-size ACC school mascot exhibits that have been a huge hit with younger visitors and an interactive exhibit that lets fans face off in a head-to-head challenge to test their knowledge of ACC sports trivia.

Greensboro Aquatics Center
Greensboro Aquatics Center

Greensboro Aquatic Center is a world-class, state-of-the-art facility with threebbodies of water and a seating capacity of 2,500. The GAC brings together all major aquatic sports – competitive swimming and diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and other unique sports – all in one venue.

White Oak Amphitheatre is an outdoor venue with a seating capacity of over 7,600, including more than 2,000 reserved seats. White Oak Amphitheatre hosts a diverse selection of community programs, music, arts and crafts and festival type events.

The Greensboro Coliseum Complex is located at:
1921 West Lee Street
Greensboro, NC 27403
(336) 373-7400
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Photos courtesy of Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau