The Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Sport Event Arena

Upcoming LJVM Schedule And Tickets

The LJVM coliseum was initially given its name for Lawrence Joel, the one native of Winston-Salem who's been granted the Congressional Medal of Honor, America's greatest combat award. Joel, an Army medic who died in 1984, was renowned for having rescued the lives of 13 fellow soldiers during a Viet Cong attack that occurred north of Saigon on November 8, 1965. Even though he was twice wounded in the legs by Viet Cong gunfire, Joel crawled over the battle area for more than Twenty four hours, applying aid to his comrades.

These days, the coliseum carries on honoring Lawrence Joel and all Forsyth County, North Carolina veterans who bravely gave their lives while in America's service through the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial. Each military veteran is appreciated with a permanent memorial marker in either the West Promenade or East Promenade.

Venue Information


Address: 2825 University Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Capacity: 14,665
Opened: August 1989


​Phone: (336) 758-2410
Business website

Back Stage Pass - LJVM Coliseum Winston-Salem

What Are LJVM Attendees Saying?

  • One local Area, Winston-Salem resident tells us he's been to a multitude of Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum sports events- even attending his own high school graduation there. He praised how well the facility was run in terms of its general operation while also commenting that parking has never been a huge hassle though sometimes they charge for it.
  • Another concert ticket buyer says that you can find parking outside, especially on the other side of Beacon Street. 
  • Many basketball fans flock to this arena- one Wake Forest college basketball fan says that the seats always provide a clear and unobstructed sight line to the basketball action. In terms of concessions, he tells us you can buy hamburgers, pizza, ice cream and hot dogs, though true to sporting arena form, they are relatively expensive.
  • Another Wake Forest graduate says that the reason why tuition is so high is that amenities like this one are such high-quality. In terms of seating comfort, Winston Salem residents say that they're generally pretty comfortable. 
  • A Jehovah's Witness who was there for a three-day convention said that it was a fittingly tranquil place for spiritual observation. A local area guide says that when he visited a lot of the restrooms were out of order, an inconvenience if you are planning to spend time there sucking down beer and soda.

Past Concerts at LJVM

Ben Folds, Blue Man Group live, Carrie Underwood, Celtic Woman, Charlie Wilson, Raheem DeVaughn, Leela James, and Winston, Chris Tomlin, Classic Rock Experience, Dierks Bentley, Francesca Battistelli and Anthem Lights, Newsboys, Steven Curtis Chapman, Natalie Grant, and Max Lucado, Francesca Battistelli live, Gaither Vocal Band, Gretchen Wilson and Van Zant,  Hinder, I WAS THERE, Janet Jackson.