Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Asheville City Auditorium (Update)

Steven Medford passed along a photo he came across online of the Asheville City Auditorium as it originally looked in the early 1900s. The photo was featured on the "Asheville The Way It Was" Facebook group.

The Asheville City Auditorium was the regular home on Wednesday nights for Jim Crockett Promotions wrestling going back at least to the 1950s. When the new Asheville Civic Center was built next door, wrestling moved to Sunday afternoons.

The old City Auditorium is now known as the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium and is part of the complex now known as the U.S. Cellular Center, which includes the old Civic Center.

For a further look at this old wrestling venue, see the following page on the Mid-Atlantic Gateway Archive website: