Greenville Memorial Auditorium

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Greenville Memorial Auditorium was a 7,500-seat multi-purpose arena built in 1958 that was located in Greenville, South Carolina. It hosted local sporting events, concerts and the Ringling Brothers Circus until the Bi-Lo Center opened in 1998.

It was a prime spot for professional wrestling throughout its history, especially in the 1970s and '80s, with NWA Jim Crockett Promotions cards held every Monday night.

It hosted the Southern Conference men's basketball tournaments in 1972, 1975, and 1976.

The most famous concert was Lynyrd Skynyrd on October 19, 1977 – the last concert played by the original band, prior to its plane crash the next day en route to Baton Rouge.

The arena was imploded on September 20, 1997.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ via Associated Press. "GREENVILLE MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM IS HISTORY", The State (newspaper), September 21, 1997. Accessed April 5, 2008.

Coordinates: 34°51′6″N 82°23′38″W / 34.85167°N 82.39389°W / 34.85167; -82.39389