Introduced in Civ4
Cost[1]120 Hammer in Civ4; 80 Hammer in C4w and C4bts[2]
Happy+1 Happiness
Special Abilities
  • +1 Happiness per 20% Culture Rate
  • Double production speed for Creative leaders[3]

Replaced by Odeon[4]
Replaced by Ball Court[5]

Replaced by Garden[5]



"The original colosseum provided entertainment for the common people of Roman society by presenting them with spectacles and events as a temporary escape from day-to-day life. This concept has been revived in the 20th Century. Modern-day stadiums and civic centers provide an arena for entertainment ranging from concerts to professional sporting events. Although the violent spectacle of gladiatorial combat is a thing of the past, today's colosseums still provide entertainment and diversion for the masses."


"A Colosseum increases a city's happiness and its happiness output from using the culture slider."


In the city screen press the following icon to start Colosseum construction:

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See also


  1. Cost depends on Game Speed. Quick: 80 Hammer, Epic: 180 Hammer, Marathon: 360 Hammer.
  2. Because in C4w and C4bts the base cost has been reduced, the cost is different in the different Game Speeds. Quick: 53 Hammer, Epic: 120 Hammer, Marathon: 240 Hammer.
  3. This special ability affects every version of the game, but appears only in C4bts.
  4. This special ability affects only in C4w and C4bts and appears only in C4bts.
  5. ^ 5,0 5,1 This special ability affects only in C4bts.