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Dorton Arena

  • 1025 Blue Ridge Rd.
    Raleigh, NC 27607

Dorton Arena hosts a wide array of action-packed sporting events. Since it opened in 1952, Dorton Arena has been home to many sporting activities, both amateur and professional. Year-round amateur sporting events at Dorton Arena range from Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies, boxing, youth wrestling, cheerleading, colorguard band, and karate/martial arts competitions to collegiate and And1 basketball. Dorton has been a hub of sports activity, including events such as the 1997 World Figure Skating Champions Tour and many professional sports.

Ideal venue for concerts, trade shows, athletic events, circuses, speakers, proms and other special events.


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Dorton Arena Meeting Facility
  • Largest Room: 25,000
  • Theatre Capacity: 0
  • Banquet Capacity: 0
  • Classroom Capacity: 0
  • Reception Capacity: 0

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception Media
Dorton Arena X       25000.00                     No  

Change the World: One Life at a Time

  • November 05, 2017
  • Address: 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

When Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517 it began a new season in the life of the church. On Sunda... View Details

Official Strongman Games

  • December 15, 2017 - December 17, 2017
  • Address: 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607

The Official Strongman Games Finals will take place Dec. 15-17 at Dorton Arena. Events include World's Strongest Man - Masters, World's Stro... View Details

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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