In 1970, the area surrounding the Hampton Coliseum wasn't much more than a vast stretch of farmland.
The construction of the Coliseum started an explosion of retail development. Today, the retail sector surrounding the Coliseum boasts numerous free-standing superstores, four strip malls and the Peninsula's largest shopping center. There are over 1,500 hotel rooms in the area, up from 80 in 1970.
The contract for construction of the Hampton Coliseum was awarded b...[more]