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The Coliseum was first called the Flavian Ampitheatre, after the men who built it. The builders were emperors Vespasian and Titus. The building of the Coliseum began around 70 A.D. The ampitheartre probably got the name Coliseum because a colossal statue of Nero which stood near it. The Coliseum was finally finished in 80 A.D. It seated over 50,000 people. The opening of the Coliseum was marked by 100 days of games, in which thousands of animals …

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…the game. Each ticket corresponded with one of the eighty entrances, which were all marked. Each ticket also had a row and seat number on it. There were upper class seats, which were made of marble, which was where the senators and rich people sat. There was also a lower class seats, which were made up of wooden benches. This seating arrangement is still used today from bullfights in Spain to baseball games in America.