Vespasian was emperor after the death of Nero, and the people loved him. His motto was " Greatness from the ashes" Refering to the "Golden Forum Fire"
Vespasian had a plane for the area that was burnt down, and he hoped it would help Rome. He thought it would be best for the people to have a place to veiw galdiating in public, so he decided to build the Colosseum. The colloseum would be mainly for Gladiator battles but it would also hold plays from time to time as well. The people loved the colosseum, the only problem is that they loved the gladiators as well.