When sitting in the Roy Wilkins Auditorium, you are sitting in 44,800 square feet of history and beauty. Roy Wilkins Auditorium was designed by the renowned African American municipal architect Clarence W. Wigington. When Roy Wilkins Auditorium was built in 1932, it was known as the St. Paul Auditorium, but was later renamed for Roy Wilkins in 1985.
The legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium, like the old memories of Rondo Avenue, is itself a destination for music-lovers looking to experience a combination of musical genres. With its comfortable and retro feel, the building helps to make downtown St. Paul an entertainment destination for all different ages and backgrounds. The stage at Roy Wilkins Auditorium has hosted some of the most recognizable performers in entertainment history. The Grateful Dead, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Mathis, and Bob Dylan are just some of the legendary acts whose sound has graced the Roy Wilkins Auditorium Concert Schedule.
The University of Minnesota's Golden Gophers Hockey Team used the area as one of their rinks from the 1930's until 1950. The Minneapolis Lakers used the Auditorium when their regular home, the Minneapolis Auditorium, was not available. The Minnesota State Boys' High School Hockey Tournament was held at the Auditorium from 1945 to 1968. It was home to the Minnesota Fighting Saints Ice Hockey Team in the fall of 1972, before they moved to the St. Paul Civic Center. St. Paul's Slam of the International Basketball Association played at Roy Wilkins Auditorium for two seasons, 1996 to 1997 and 1997 to 1998. Currently Roy Wilkins Auditorium hosts the Minnesota RollerGirls, and in December 2007 the Roy Wilkins Auditorium became the home of the Minnesota Ripkness of the Premier Basketball League.
In 1932 Roy Wilkins Auditorium seating chart had room for 5,000 patrons for multi-purpose events, but in 1986 when renovations were done, the Roy Wilkins Auditorium seating chart was expanded to hold 5,844 guest for concerts, speaking, or sporting events. If Roy Wilkins were alive today, there is absolutely no doubt that would be beaming with satisfaction at the sight.
You will have to pay attention to your seating in Roy Wilkins Auditorium because this venue does it all. Concerts can be open admission general seating, reserved seating for end stage concerts, center stage general admission or reserved seating center stage. With all of these great events going on at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium, many times the box office sells out of tickets. So don't delay and buy your Roy Wilkins Auditorium Tickets today! Don't miss out on your Roy Wilkins Auditorium tickets!