The Rose Quarter entertainment complex in Portland, Oregon, has more to offer guests than just the successful Portland Trail Blazers and Portland Winterhawks, but also concerts, BMX motocross racing, synchronized skating competitions, ice skating musicals and many other events that are available at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This historic multipurpose indoor stadium always brings today’s top musical talent and entertainment to Portland, with its popularity such that it is crucial to book Veterans Memorial Coliseum parking in advance of the show with BestParking. The venue opened to the public in 1960, known just as “Memorial Coliseum” until 2011, when a vote by the Portland City Council added “Veterans” to the name in order to highlight its function and history as a memorial dedicated to war veterans. Veterans Memorial Coliseum is built out of a glass and aluminum curtain wall centered around the bowl-shaped arena itself, along with a steel roof. This design provides occupants a clear view of the city on all four sides, though the venue can utilize curtains to block out sunlight if needed. The venue has been host to some memorable artists and their events, such as The Beatles in August 1965, Led Zeppelin in May 1969, March 1970 and June 1972, Elvis Presley in November 1970 and April 1973 and the Bee Gees in July 1979. More recent artists to perform at the venue include The 1975, Bush, Jimmy Eat World, Steely Dan, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Bob Dylan, Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Gabriel Iglesias, Wiz Khalifa, Judas Priest, Death Cab for Cutie, Franz Ferdinand and Green Day, among many others. The venue was host to the Dew Tour BMX motocross event in August 2005 and August 2010, as well as the November-December 2007 Davis Cup Tennis final. With concerts, hockey and other special events, it is wise to book Veterans Memorial Coliseum parking ahead of time with BestParking and not wait until the last minute.