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- Men outside closed Thompson Gymnasium for a game cancelled due to overcrowding concerns
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Black and white print (photograph)
- 8 x 10 inches
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- These men came to see the Duke-North Carolina State College game that was cancelled, January 17, 1948. Afraid of the potential fire hazard caused by overcrowding, Raleigh city officials condemned Thompson Gymnasium before a scheduled basketball game between North Carolina State and Duke. Only one more basketball game was played in Thompson before Reynolds Coliseum opened; the gymnasium became Thompson Theater in 1963.
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Building: North Carolina State University, Frank Thompson Theatre -- Thompson Gymnasium (Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina)
- Jenson Dr.
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- Historical note:
- In 1963 after renovations, the Thompson Gymnasium emerged as the Thompson Theater. Originally, the gymnasium was intended to establish a routine physical fitness schedule for students, since military drills were no longer required after World War I. Thompson Gymnasium became the first indoor athletic facility complete with two gyms, an indoor swimming pool, and an elevated indoor track. It also became the center for intercollegiate games. However, when Reynolds Coliseum took over the role of basketball facility, it left the classic building, with its urns and other ornamental architecture, open for the dramatic arts.
- Latitude, Longitude:
- 35.7827, -78.666901