William Neal Reynolds Coliseum is a multi-purpose arena located in Raleigh, North Carolina, on the campus of North Carolina State University. The arena was built to host a variety of events, including agricultural expositions and NC State basketball games. It is now home to all services of ROTC and several Wolfpack teams, including women's basketball, women's volleyball, women's gymnastics, and men's wrestling. The university named the court in Reynolds "Kay Yow Court" on February 16, 2007 with the assistance of a substantial donation from the Wolfpack Club. That same night, the Wolfpack women upset #2 North Carolina, just two weeks after the men upset #3 North Carolina at the PNC Arena.Use our Raleigh holiday maker app to add Reynolds Coliseum and other attractions to your Raleigh vacation plans.
NC State alumnus David Clark originally petitioned for the construction of the arena in 1940 after rain had ruined a North Carolina Farmers' Week meeting held in an outdoor facility. The North Carolina General Assembly approved plans for the coliseum. A steel shortage threatened to delay the construction of the coliseum. However, because the proposed coliseum was also to be used as an armory, the "steel for the structure received a defense priority." Construction began in 1942. The foundation work and structural steel support system was completed by 1943 but construction was stopped due to US involvement in World War II. After the war the university was preoccupied with the building of housing and classroom facilities and the unfinished coliseum was left untouched until construction resumed in 1948. The arena was completed the following year and named in honor of William Neal Reynolds (1863 - 1951) of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Reynolds Coliseum Reviews
the old barn is a great venue to watch sports, especially after the $33 million renovation several years ago. Very family friendly. more »
What a fantastic venue!! The hall of displays of Wolfpack athletics' history is wonderful!! And the court itself looks like a great place to catch a basketball, volleyball, or other game. Great job NC... more »
Love the renovation since I was last here. Enjoyed a great Legacy event and was treated well. The AC was ice cold on this hot day to boot!
The makeover is outstanding! The wolf's going up the steps are so cool.
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