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War Memorial Auditorium
Full name War Memorial Auditorium
Address 800 NE 8th Street
Location Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Coordinates 26°8′0.7454″N 80°8′2.4875″W / 26.133540389°N 80.134024306°W / 26.133540389; -80.134024306Coordinates: 26°8′0.7454″N 80°8′2.4875″W / 26.133540389°N 80.134024306°W / 26.133540389; -80.134024306
Type Multi-purpose arena
Convention center
Genre(s) Concerts
Sporting events
Capacity 2,110
Construction
Opened 1950 (1950)
Renovated 1983, 2006

War Memorial Auditorium is a 2,110-seat multi-purpose arena and convention center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.

The venue hosted professional wrestling cards from the Championship Wrestling from Florida promotion between 1951 and 1987. It was later home to television tapings for Ladies Major League Wrestling in 1990 and UWF Fury Hour in 1991.

It was also host to ECW Hardcore Heaven in 1997, MLW WarGames in 2003, ROH Showdown in the Sun in 2012, and MLW WarGames in 2018.

The venue has hosted professional boxing cards since 1950, including the professional debut of Mickey Rourke in 1991.

The Florida Panthers, who play at BB&T Center in nearby Sunrise, Florida, began leasing the venue in 2019 with plans to renovate it for community use.

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