It’s been six months since the Richmond Coliseum opened its doors and hosted an event. The mayor’s office told 8News the former concert venue is closed because it’s a “public liability.”
RICHMOND , Va. — When the Harlem Globetrotters passed through town Dec. 29 to close out the year at the Richmond Coliseum , little did the world-famous basketball team know it’d be the headliner of what appears to be the last event in the aging arena’s nearly 50-year run.
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Top 10 Things To Do And See In Richmond, Virginia Visit Maymont. A tour of Richmond is not complete without a visit to Maymont, an impressive area covering 100 acres of land. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Hollywood Cemetery tour. The American Civil War Museum . Afternoon Tea at The Jefferson . Watch a movie at The Byrd. Visit the State Capitol. The Museum of Edgar Allen Poe.
The city of Richmond has one of the largest populations in Virginia . And more people means more chances for crime. That said, Richmond’s crime rate is currently 60% higher than Virginia’s average and 17% higher than the national average.
With a crime rate of 47 per one thousand residents, Richmond has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes – from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One’s chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 21.