One of nine “hallowed spaces” on the NC State campus, venerable “old” Reynolds Coliseum is now a place where the Wolfpack’s legendary past meets its promising future. The largest arena in the southeast when it opened its doors in 1949, Reynolds reopened in the fall of 2016 after undergoing a $35 million renovation.
“Reynolds Coliseum is such a beautiful venue,” said head coach Pat Popolizio. “To me, it is a perfect wrestling venue and it speaks volumes that we have such a great home arena to try to accomplish what we are setting out to do here at NC State. I don’t think anything will be able to compare to what Reynolds brings to the table for this program.”
With a seating capacity of 5,500, Reynolds Coliseum provides an intimate home dual environment for the Wolfpack. The building boasts new hospitality areas, restrooms, concessions, merchandise stands and other amenities. All building systems have been overhauled, including the addition of new LED sport lighting and a new, center-hung video board and secondary LED displays, which enhance the in-match experience.
Adjacent to the iconic north lobby, the first third of the arena has been transformed into the Grand Hall and serves as the heart of the new NC State Athletics Walk of Fame & History. Members of the NC State Athletics Hall of Fame (est. 2012) are permanently enshrined, while all current and heritage varsity sports are also recognized inside Reynolds Coliseum. The area also features a row of stainless steel wolf sculptures and multimedia displays that highlight university and athletic legacies.
The Weisiger-Brown Athletics Building might be considered the ‘hub’ for the NC State Wrestling team. The Wolfpack's practice room and locker room are located within the facility, just a few feet away from both the Sports Medicine and Strength & Conditioning centers. Along with the majority of the NC State Administration, the Wolfpack's coaching staff is also housed in Weisiger-Brown.
7 NCAA Individual Titles • 10 NCAA Finalists • 18 Top-25 NCAA Finishes
34 All-American Honors • 15 ACC Team Championships • 117 ACC Individual Titles
Pat Popolizio was named the 2016 National Coach of the Year by FloWrestling.
• Four straight top-20 NCAA finishes • Back-to-back top-10 NWCA/USA Today Coaches’ Poll finishes • 2016 ACC Champions with four individual titles
Over last five seasons: two NCAA Championships, three NCAA Finals appearances, five top-three NCAA finishes, seven All-American honors, 31 NCAA Qualifiers