Unleash Your Inner Demon Deacon in Winston-Salem, N.C.

By Michael J. Solender, January 4, 2019

JDL Fast Track

One of the largest and fastest indoor tracks in the Southeast, this indoor climate-controlled facility hosts a 200-meter oval track with a Mondotrack FTX surface—the same surface used at the 2012 London Olympics. Two pole vault runways, two long/triple jump runways, a high jump apron and throwing area make JDL a top choice for year-round track and field events. Owned and run by runners, the former yearbook production facility has seen multi-million-dollar upgrades and offers a 100-meter warm-up track, training room, hospitality suites, and seating for more than 1,700. JDL has hosted four national championships here, including the NCAA Division II & III Indoor Track & Field Championships and the 2016 NJCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Lawrence Joel Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum & Winston-Salem Fairgrounds and Annex

These adjacent complexes support larger events and are a
15 minute-drive from downtown. LJVMC has more than 25,000 square feet of event space with seating for 14,665 spectators. The facility is used for basketball, cheerleading, volleyball, wrestling, martial arts and other indoor competitions. It is also the home court for Wake Forest University’s Demon Deacons Basketball team.

The Fairgrounds and Annex offer 65,000 square feet of flexible event space and include 30,000 square feet in the oversized, open-square floor plan Education Building. The 3,150-seat multi-purpose arena is host to the Carolina Thunderbirds, Winston-Salem’s professional FHL hockey team. The facility has played host to arena football, lacrosse, wrestling, roller derby and more. USA Gymnastics Region 8 hosted more than 500 athletes here recently for the 2018 Regional Congress.

Joel Koester grows above and beyond the call of duty—including growing beards—to bring events to Chicago’s Southland.

US Club Soccer and LaLiga North America’s friendship will continue forward as the two sides announced a long-term extension earlier this year.

Jennifer Todd, co-founder and executive vice president of strategic partnerships of The Basketball Tournament, explains her unlikely path to TBT.

David Siegel, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Sports Council and Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, talks life after the Dodgers.