Famed figures from Riddick Stadium's colorful past at ceremony marking the end of the 50-year-old structure

Riddick Stadium, NC State University (Raleigh, N.C.)

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Title:
Famed figures from Riddick Stadium's colorful past at ceremony marking the end of the 50-year-old structure
Topics:
People
Sports
University History
Subjects:
Alumni and alumnae
Stadiums
Wrecking
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph)
Extent:
8 x 10 inches
Item identifier:
0004144
Contributor:
North Carolina State University. Office of Information Services more info on North Carolina State University. Office of Information Services 
Created Date:
Description:
Famed figures from Riddick Stadium's colorful past joined in a ceremony Wednesday at North Carolina State University marking the end of the 50-year-old structure. Robert Warren, a Raleigh businessman and captain of the 1928 Wolfpack football team swings a sledgehammer, while Williams (Doc) Newton (center), 1937-1943 coach, and L.E. Wooten (right), watch. Wooten began the fundraising drive to build the concrete stands of Riddick in 1917. The Rike Company of Winston-Salem has the $18,000 demolition contract and had crushed stands up to the south 10 yard line by late afternoon Wednesday.
Names:
North Carolina State University -- Facilities more info on North Carolina State University -- Facilities 
Newton, Sol Williams more info on Newton, Sol Williams, 1918-1971 
Location:
Raleigh (N.C.)
Digital Project:
University Archives Photographs

Building: North Carolina State University, Wallace Carl Riddick Stadium (Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina)

Community:
NC State University
State:
NC