The Summit

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Sam Houston Coliseum
Location Houston, Texas
Opened November 1, 1975
Closed December 1, 2003 (as a sports arena)
Demolished n/a
Other Names Compaq Center (1998-2003)
The Summit (1975-98)
Tenants Houston Rockets (1975-2003)
Houston Comets (1997-2003)
Houston Aeros (1975-78)

The Summit, currently known as the Lakewood Church Central Campus, is the main facility of Lakewood Church, a megachurch in Houston, Texas, five miles southwest of Downtown Houston and next to Greenway Plaza.

From 1975 to 2003 the building served as a multi-purpose sports arena for professional teams, notably the NBA's Houston Rockets. It was known as The Summit until 1998, when technology firm Compaq bought naming rights and dubbed it Compaq Center. That name was dropped when the Toyota Center opened as a new and more advanced professional sports venue in the same city, and the building was leased to Lakewood Church. Seven years later, in 2010, the church bought the building outright.

List of credited publications

League Date/Season Team(s) Type
World Hockey Association 1976-77 Houston Aeros Program (1 • 2)
1977-78 Houston Aeros Program
National Basketball Association 1993-94 Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks NBA Finals Program
1994-95 Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic NBA Finals Program
January 3, 1998 Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers Program
Women's National Basketball Association August 27-September 1, 1998 Houston Comets vs. Phoenix Mercury WNBA Championship Program

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