William Neal Reynolds Coliseum North Carolina State College illustrated postcard

Reynolds Coliseum, NC State University (Raleigh, N.C.)
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William Neal Reynolds Coliseum North Carolina State College illustrated postcard
Transcribed from Postcard: 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 a seating capacity of 12,500 and is designed for a wide range of reasons, including commencement programs, State-wide meetings, ice skating, agricultural exhibitions, industrial events, and collegiate athletic contests.
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3 x 5 inches
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Building: North Carolina State University, William Neal Reynolds Coliseum (Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina)

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.
Raleigh (N.C.)
Sports facilities
Latitude, Longitude:
35.783501, -78.669899