Wrestling at Victory Stadium
The two screen captures seen below are from a WDBJ news feature on the history of events held at Victory Stadium.
The feature aired on June 26, 2006 as demolition began on the "grand
ole lady". The wrestler walking to the ring in the screen
capture below is Ivan Kameroff. Our friend Carroll Hall (www.wrestlingmemories.com)
had guessed that correctly, but we recently had it confirmed by an
e-mail from Kameroff's son Jim Karney, as well as his
Arial view of Victory Stadium, 1950s.
Satellite view of Victory Stadium, the
Roanoke river wrapping around it which flooded the day of its
The empty lot where Victory Stadium
once proudly stood.
VICTORY STADIUM WON'T GO WILLINGLY:
The Roanoke River Floodwaters Halt
Demolition of the Grand Ole Lady
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 Roanoke
Photo #1: Demolition machines sit in
the Roanoke River floodwaters which rose into Victory Stadium on
Tuesday afternoon during the demolition. Photo #2: Kayleigh
Coker and her brother Nicholas play in the Roanoke River floodwaters
surrounding Victory Stadium. Photo #3: A last message spray
painted on the side of Victory Stadium on Sunday night is reflected
in floodwaters inside the stadium.
Photos by Josh Meltzer, Roanoke Times
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