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'''Winston-Salem Memorial Coliseum''' was a multi-purpose [[arena]] in [[Winston-Salem, North Carolina]]. The arena, which opened in 1955, held 8,500 people and was eventually replaced by the [[Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum]] in 1989. It was home to the [[Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball]] team from 1956 to 1989, though from 1959 onward the Deacons played many of their games at the [[Greensboro Coliseum]] as well.
| name = Winston-Salem Memorial Coliseum
| nickname = "The Old Coliseum"
| image = [[File:W-S Dixie Classic Fairgrounds and War Memorial Coliseum.jpg|222px]]
| image_caption = War Memorial Coliseum (Foreground) with NASCAR's Forsyth County Fairgrounds Speedway in the background.
| image_map = {{maplink|frame=yes|plain=yes|frame-align=center|frame-width=222|zoom=15|type=point}}
| address = 2825 University Pkwy
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
| coordinates = {{coord|36.126153|-80.258102|type:landmark|display=inline,title}}
| owner = City of [[Winston-Salem]]
| operator = City of [[Winston-Salem]]
| capacity = 8,200 (Basketball)
| surface = Multi-Surface
| opened = September 19th, 1955
| closed = 1989
| demolished = 1989
| yearsactive = 1955 - 1989
}}


'''Winston-Salem War Memorial Coliseum''' was a multi-purpose [[arena]] in [[Winston-Salem, North Carolina]]. The arena, which opened in 1955, held 8,500 people and was eventually replaced by the [[Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum]] in 1989. It was home to the [[Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball]] team from 1956 to 1989, though from 1959 onward the Deacons played many of their games at the [[Greensboro Coliseum]] as well.
[[File:Winston-Salem Skyline 2.jpg|thumb|Winston-Salem Skyline]]
[[File:Interior of Winston-Salem War Memorial Coliseum.jpg|thumb|Pregame in the Winston-Salem War Memorial Coliseum]]


==Carolina Cougars==
==Carolina Cougars==
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==Wake Forest Basketball==
==Wake Forest Basketball==
Wake Forest moved its entire home basketball schedule to the Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem for the 1956-57 season, although the team did play two games in the facility one year earlier. The historic building was not popular with Deacon followers in its final years, but no one could argue with the success Wake Forest teams had here. The Demon Deacons won 250 games in Memorial Coliseum and lost only 94 for an impressive 72.7 winning percentage. The Coliseum, which has been leveled and replaced by a parking lot adjacent to LJVM Coliseum, had a capacity of 8,200.

Here are some notable games at the old Coliseum (Source: [http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/05-mediaguide.html Wake Forest Media Guide]):
Here are some notable games at the old Coliseum (Source: [http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/05-mediaguide.html Wake Forest Media Guide]):


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== References ==
== References ==
{{Reflist}}
{{Reflist}}
[[File:Wake Forest College versus North Carolina State University..jpg|thumb|Wake Forest College vs. North Carolina State University]]

{{Winston-Salem Sports and Entertainment Complex}}
{{Winston-Salem Sports and Entertainment Complex}}
{{Triad sports venues}}
{{Triad sports venues}}
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