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NC State Fairgrounds - J.S. Dorton Arena

1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 821-7400
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 The J.S. Dorton Arena was built to serve agriculture, industry, commerce and the general welfare of North Carolina. It has earned an international reputation since its construction in 1951. The building is ideal for concerts, trade shows, athletic events, circuses, speakers, graduations and more. The suspended roof eliminates any necessity for structural steel supports and presents no view obstructions from any seat. The exterior walls are constructed of tinted, glare-reducing glass. The two lobbies are on the ground level. The arena floor provides 25,000 square feet. Restrooms, dressing rooms and storage areas are also available.

In 1972, Dorton Arena was named a National Historic Monument. In 2002, the building celebrated 50 years of serving Raleigh and was named a National Architectural and National Civil Engineering Monument. For more information on this historic building, go to www.ncstatefair.org/facilities/DortonHistory.htm.

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