Man Todd- Great work on your list! I actually went to several of those listed under North and South Carolina- They tore down the Greenville Memorial Auditorium several years ago. They used to do wrestling there constantly! Also did tons of shows at Spartanburg Memorial and Asheville Civic Center. Saw Superbrawl 3 there back in the day.
Todd, I just want to add my own thanks to your work on that list. When I build my own promotion, this will be a MASSIVE help. I'm especially happy you added the War Memorial Coliseum in Rochester, I got to see Curt Hennig win his second Intercontinental Title there, on a pre-Survivor Series 91 TV taping that also saw the Undertaker tape a match in advance of his official debut on that PPV.
Post by SuperNaturalX on Jul 29, 2019 20:51:16 GMT -5
Tennessee... Nissan Stadium is in Nashville, not Memphis. They have the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Also left off Fairground Sports Arena in Nashville (aka Gulas Arena & TNA Asylum)
Also, just some history. Here in Cookeville, we have the Hooper Eblen Center "The Hoop". Only 1 wrestling show has been held there ever, a 1988 WWF show main evented by the Young Stallions. No promoter in their right mind would book the Hoop, 10 grand and beer is not allowed to be sold. No profit can be made.
Post by bishopwayne on May 17, 2023 18:34:21 GMT -5
Great thread… thanks to those who compiled lists. They will be useful!
I thought I would add a few more in the Chicago area that I am familiar with.
Windy City Pro Wrestling which featured Steve Regal and the Texas Hangmen on a regular basis among others ran shows at a place called DiVinci Manor which I would say could seat about 800-1000 people. A spot show idea was when WCPW ran at the Berwyn Summerfair in Cermak Plaza in Berwyn Illinois usually at the end of August.
Cicero Stadium in Cicero is another venue right outside the city… I would guess about 2000 max attendance.
IWA Mid South and the Lunatic Wrestling Federation would do shows at the “MidloDome” in Midlothian, IL max attendance about 1000 and Ring of Honor would do shows in Chicago Ridge at the Frontier Park Fieldhouse with about 2500 max attendance.
Arcadia Armory ,Arcadia Miami Beach Convention Hall, Miami Miami Beach Auditorium, Miami American Legion Arena , Orlando Jacksonville Coliseum , Jacksonville Eddie Graham Sports Complex , Orlando Homer T Hesterly Armory , Tampa Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola FL Sarasota Legion Arena , Sarasota Hollywood Sportatorium , Hollywood (Florida Championship Wrestling) West Palm Beach Polo Grounds , West Palm Beach City Auditorium, Ocala University Of Florida O'Connel Center , Gainesville Williston High School ,Williston Bayfront Center Arena , St. Petersburg Fort Myers Armory, Fort Myers
Add the "Tampa Sportatorium" to the list. 106 N Albany Ave, Tampa, FL
It's where Championship Wrestling from Florida had their tv tapings. There was seating for ~100 people. My wife's dental practice holds their Christmas party right next door every year. It's so weird b/c I always get excited just b/c we're gonna be next door. No one else at this function even knows how close we are to history lol
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