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Second Coliseum volunteer cleanup set for Aug. 10

The second Coliseum cleanup will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 10. The effort is to prepare the building to host Roundhouse Revival 4 on Sept. 21 and to host other pre-vitalizing events this fall.

Clean Memphis will lead the effort. The Coliseum Coalition will coordinate the event and recruit volunteers. Sign up in advance at coliseumcoalition.org/clean. There is a 50-person limit. Volunteers will receive lunch and a VIP Coliseum.

The first Coliseum cleanup was on April 27.

“The Coliseum has been officially saved, and soon it will be cleaned up and ready to host the public once again,” said Marvin Stockwell, co-founder of both the Coliseum Coalition and Friends of the Fairgrounds, which conducted a yearlong stakeholder input process.

The Roundhouse Revival pre-vitalizing events have featured music, wrestling and basketball. Coliseum Coalition President Roy Barnes said the events and the tours have contributed to the growing public opinion that the building has a future.

“What a tremendous opportunity it will be, after 13 years, to welcome Memphians back into their building,” he said.

(For more information, visit coliseumcoalition.org or facebook.com/coliseumcoalition.)

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