Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex

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The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex (formerly named the LJVM Coliseum Annex) is a 4,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It was built in 1989. It was formerly home to the Winston-Salem Thunderbirds, Winston-Salem Mammoths, Winston-Salem Icehawks, Winston-Salem T-Birds, Winston-Salem Polar Twins, and Twin City Cyclones ice hockey teams. It also serves as an occasional concert venue, hosting Bob Dylan on two occasions, in 1991 and 2002.

It was part of the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which used to be part of the larger Winston-Salem Sports and Entertainment Complex, and was named the LJVM Coliseum Annex. In 2013, the city sold the Coliseum to Wake Forest University and renamed the complex and smaller arena to Winston-Salem Fairgrounds in 2014.[1] It is located adjacent to the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds.

The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex is now home to the Winston Wildcats, a new team in the American Indoor Football League.

Beginning in 2017, it will be home to the Carolina Thunderbirds, a minor league hockey team in the Federal Hockey League.[2]


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Coordinates: 36°7′39″N 80°15′28″W / 36.12750°N 80.25778°W / 36.12750; -80.25778