The Coliseum Building was constructed 1931 and was then described as "the pride of the City of Sterling and the admiration of the State of Illinois." You can view the Coliseum's storied history in PDF or as a PowerPoint slideshow presentation:
Today, the Coliseum serves as the home of City offices and the Sterling Police Department. The building and grounds are maintained by the Community Services Department.
Conference Rooms Available for Rent
Seats up to 17 in a space of 15' by 31' Board room style - includes a TV monitor and internet access.
Seats up to 15 in a space of 23' by 15' Board room style - includes a TV monitor, internet access and a small sink and counter. This room is set up in a Board Room style.
Our largest room seating up to 75 in a space of 32' by '27 - includes a pull down screen, internet access, sink and counter. This room can be configured with or without tables as needed.
Please note, all renters are responsible for any refreshments, the City only provides the space.
If you are interested in renting one of the conference rooms, please view the rental agreement and call the City at 815-632-6621 for more information and availability.