Home to Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, as well as four other colleges and universities, we offer an impressive and diverse base of venues and facilities. The Wake Forest Tennis complex annually hosts the Winston-Salem Open, the last ATP World Tour 250 event prior to the US Open. Across the street is the 25,000-sq.-ft. Lawrence Joel Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, which can seat approximately 14,500, and the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds and Annex that boasts an additional 65,000 square feet of flexible event space.
Conveniently located in the center of North Carolina, Winston-Salem enjoys four distinct yet subtle seasons. With more than 5,000 hotels rooms, event organizers, coaches, parents and athletes have a variety of lodging facilities from which to choose.
JDL Fast Track
Opened in 2012, JDL Fast Track is one of the premier indoor track and field facilities in the Southeast and houses a 200-meter oval track with a Mondotrack FTX surface, the same surface used at the 2012 Olympic Games. The facility also includes 1,700 bleacher seats, a 100-meter warmup track, office and meeting room space, a training room, and hospitality suites for coaches’ or conference officials’ meetings. Field event areas include two pole vault runways, two long/triple jump runways, one high jump apron and one throwing area.
To date, JDL has hosted four national championships, the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships, NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships, 2015 USATF Masters Indoor National Championships and the 2016 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.
BB&T Sports Park
BB&T Sports Park is one of the premier multipurpose facilities in North Carolina and offers 13 full-size Bermuda fields, with 11 permanently lighted. BB&T Sports Park seats up to 1,400 with additional hillside seating for 1,000 and has hosted national soccer, lacrosse and ultimate championships.
The sports park has a 5,800-sq.-ft. field house offering multimedia classrooms/meeting rooms capable of seating 120, restrooms, Wi-Fi, a filming tower, concessions and offices. Other on-site amenities include a picnic pavilion that can seat 200, two walking paths (1 mile and 3.1 miles), ample parking and multiple water stations.