Look inside the Veterans Memorial Coliseum

T-R PHOTO BY EMILY BARSKE - The roof of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum was torn off by the tornado, but insurance proceeds allowed the city to get it put back up.
T-R PHOTO BY EMILY BARSKE - The roof of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum was torn off by the tornado, but insurance proceeds allowed the city to get it put back up.
T-R PHOTO BY EMILY BARSKE - Vic Hellberg, one of two people chairing the coliseum's fundraising committee, speaks at a Thursday morning press conference. From left: Committee member Kelli Thurston, Committee member Deb Mettlin, City Councilor Al Hoop, Hellberg, Parks and Rec Director Geoff Hubbard and City Administrator Jessica Kinser.
T-R PHOTO BY EMILY BARSKE - The stadium seating in the Veterans Memorial Coliseum will be a thing of the past soon. As part of the renovation to the building, the stadium seating and stage will be removed to allow more space for indoor recreation.
T-R PHOTO BY EMILY BARSKE - The storied coliseum has hosted many events in its 90-year history. The stadium seating and stage will be removed in the renovation.
T-R PHOTO BY EMILY BARSKE - Members of the media were given a tour of the Veterans Memorial Coliseum after a press conference Thursday morning kicking off a fundraising campaign for its renovation.
CONTRIBUTED GRAPHIC - The proposed Veterans Memorial Coliseum would open in 2020. Total project cost is set for $3.6 million.

The city of Marshalltown announced a $1.35M Veterans Memorial Coliseum fundraising campaign on Thursday morning.

The announcement comes the day before the 90th anniversary of the building’s dedication in downtown Marshalltown on March 15, 1929. With a total project cost of $3.6 million, the amount announced for fundraising will be private donations to supplement insurance money, grants and other funds.