The Walter Sillers Coliseum, named in appreciation of the late Walter Sillers of Rosedale, is a 3,500 seat Coliseum at Delta State University. The round structure, 182 feet in diameter, was in need of major renovations, and E. Cornell Malone Corporation had the privilege of being the general contractor to execute the contract.

Back to the building’s history, Walter Sillers was a primary proponent of legislation which authorized the University in 1924, and who was largely responsible for its location in Cleveland, Mississippi.

First, let’s recap the renovations at the Coliseum. Malone Roofers were working from a tectum deck, and the existing roof was a coating, over a polyfoam roof, over a built-up roof. The built-up asbestos roof required a full abatement.