- Roy Wilkins Auditorium
The Roy Wilkins Auditorium is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose
arenain St. Paul, Minnesota. Designed by renowned African American municipal architect Clarence W. Wigington, it was built in 1932as the St. Paul Auditorium, and was renamed for Roy Wilkinsin 1985.
University of Minnesota's Golden Gophers hockey team used the arena as one of their home rinks from the 1930s until 1950. The Minneapolis Lakersused the Auditorium when their regular home the Minneapolis Auditoriumwas not available. The Minnesota State Boys' High School Hockey Tournament was held at the Auditorium from 1945 to 1968. It was home to the Minnesota Fighting Saints ice hockeyteam in the fall of 1972, before they moved to the St. Paul Civic Center. The St. Paul Slam of the International Basketball Association played at Wilkins for two seasons, 1996-97 and 1997-98.In 2000 it hosted ECW's PPV Anarchy Rulz
The Roy Wilkins Auditorium currently hosts the
Minnesota RollerGirls, a local roller derbyleague, and in December 2007 will be the new home of the Minnesota Ripkneesof the Premier Basketball League.
* [http://www.theroy.org/ Roy Wilkins Auditorium]
* [http://www.MNRollerGirls.com/ Minnesota RollerGirls]
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