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William Neal Reynolds Coliseum North Carolina State College

Reynolds Coliseum, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)
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Title:
William Neal Reynolds Coliseum North Carolina State College
Subjects:
Stadiums
Original Format:
Illustration; 3 x 5 inches
Item identifier:
0019348
Description:
Illustrated Postcard| Derived from Photograph: William Neal Reynolds Coliseum, home of N.C. State College's famed basketball team, is the largest building of it's type south of Atlantic City, N.J. Named in honor of the late William Neal Reynolds of Winston Salem, one of the founders of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. It has been used for a wide range of activities such as, State-wide meetings, ice skating, agricultural exhibitions, industrial events, and collegiate athletic contests.
Genre:
Postcards
Names:


Location:
Raleigh (N.C)
Digital Project:
University Archives Photographs

Building:

Architect:
Street:
2701 Sullivan Drive
Community:
Raleigh
State:
North Carolina
Zip:
27606
General note:
Completed in 1949, the building with seating for 14,000 people is named after William Neal Reynolds, president of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company founded by his brother. Construction of Reynolds Coliseum was originally proposed by David Clark after 5,000 people from all over North Carolina were rained out of a Farmers' Week meeting in 1940. The coliseum was home to the basketball team for nearly 50 years, including two NCAA champion teams. Reynolds Coliseum also provides a venue for large university and city events. Today it houses several NC State athletic teams, as well as NC State's ROTC units. The men’s basketball team moved to the RBC Center in 2000.
Location:
Raleigh (N.C)
Subjects:
Sports facilities
Latitude, Longitude:
35.783501, -78.669899

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