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The Salem Civic Center, the hub of the James E. Taliaferro Sports and Entertainment Complex, became a part of Salem’s landscape October 1967. For more than 40 years the 7,000 seat facility has welcomed a who’s who of entertainment’s brightest stars to its stage including the likes of Bill Cosby, Kenny Chesney, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Def Leppard and Larry The Cable Guy. The Civic Center currently is the home of the NCAA Division III men’s basketball Final Four, but its round ball roots go all the way back to the old American Basketball Association when Dr. J, Julius Erving, played in the arena as a member of the Virginia Squires. This arena is also a true “civic” center with the city’s Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis clubs inhabiting one of the building’s numerous meeting rooms on a weekly basis. The venue’s Community Room hosts everything from awards banquets to receptions with Salem Catering, an in-house food provider, offering up complete catering services for your every need. Salem Catering can handle everything from a business breakfast meeting to a formal banquet for 1500 of your closest friends. Call today and get the details of how Salem Catering can make your next event stress free from start to finish. The Taliaferro Complex is one of the more versatile Entertainment and Sports venues in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Located on 65 acres of land, the complex is home to not only the Salem Civic Center, but also Salem Football Stadium and Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium. Salem Football Stadium is a 7,157 seat municipal stadium that opened for business in August of 1985 after a rapid construction process. The stadium was actually completed just eight months after its approval was granted and a mere five months after grading on the property began. The city used a bond to pay for the $2.2 million facility that was constructed primarily for the city’s successful high school football program that has won six Virginia High School League State Championships since 1996. Salem Stadium has been the home of the NCAA Division III Football Championship game since 1993. Since the Stagg Bowl debuted in southwest Virginia, the stadium has undergone a number of improvements to better accommodate both players and fans, including new lights, an expanded press box and the installation of synthetic Field Turf prior to the 2007 game. The field has hosted a number of overflow sports crowds, but the biggest turnout occurred on October 27, 2008 when republican vice-presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin attracted a crowd of more than 16,000 to a political rally. Right next door to the football facility you’ll find Lewis-Gale Medical Center Field at Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium. This state of the art minor league baseball facility was constructed in 1995 and seats 6,300 fans. It is currently the home of the Boston Red Sox Class A Carolina League farm team, the Salem Red Sox. One of the Complex’s most important features is its parking. There are more than 4000 free parking spots at the Taliaferro Complex, and this not only gives patrons easy access to shows, but it also provides tremendous flexibility for outside events like the annual Roanoke Valley Horse show, the longest running professional sporting event in the area. Visit our website for upcoming events and tickets.

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Directions
  • Directions: From the North - Take I-81 South to Exit 141. Follow the signs to Salem. From the exit ramp, take Virginia Route 419 South. Continue to follow signs towards the Salem Civic Center. From the South - Take I-81 North to Exit 141. Follow the signs to Salem. From the exit ramp, take Virginia Route 419 South. Continue to follow signs towards the Salem Civic Center. From U.S. 220 - Take the Franklin Road exit to Route 419. Follow route 419 past Brambleton Avenue and Apperson Drive (about 8 miles). Take a left at Boulevard Roanoke and go 1/4 mile to entrance on right.
Dining
  • Additional Information: For an elegant catered affair, the Salem Civic Center is unparalleled! Through Salem Catering we provide complete services and offer a variety of menus for any type event. Whether your event is at the Salem Civic Center or another location, we provide personal attention, high quality food and excellent service. Call for information on our in-house and off-site catering options: 540-375-0956.
Services
  • Sunday Hours: closed
  • Monday Hours: 8am-5pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 8am-5pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 8am-5pm
  • Thursday Hours: 8am-5pm
  • Friday Hours: 8am-5pm
  • Saturday Hours: 9am-5pm
  • Additional Information: Salem Visitor's Center Hours
Catering
  • Catering Available:
    • On-Site Catering
    • Off-Site Catering
  • Food Service Offered:
    • Plated Meal
    • Buffet
    • Carving Station(s)
    • Cocktails
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Afternoon Tea
  • Menu: https://Roanoke.simpleviewcrm.com/docs/amenities/Catering Menu.pdf
  • Cuisine Offered:
    • American/Southern
    • BBQ
    • Italian
    • Mexican
    • Pastries/Sweets/Baked Goods
    • Vegetarian
  • Rental Items Available:
    • China
    • Flatware
    • Plasticware
    • Glassware
    • Round Tables
    • High-Top Tables
    • Chairs
    • Linens
  • Catering Description: For an elegant catered affair, the Salem Civic Center is unparalleled! Through Salem Catering we provide complete services and offer a variety of menus for any type event. Whether your event is at the Salem Civic Center or another location, we provide personal attention, high quality food and excellent service. We cater corporate, charitable & social occasions including: •Weddings •Rehearsal Dinners •Anniversaries •Birthday Parties •Office Parties •Training Lunches •Receptions •Reunions •Holiday Celebrations •Conferences Give Salem Catering a call to discuss how we can help with your next special event: 540-375-0956.
  • Credit Cards Accepted:
    • VISA
    • Mastercard
  • Caterer ABC Licensed:
  • Alcohol Served:
    • Beer
    • Wine
    • Mixed Drinks
  • Boxed Lunches Available:
General Facility Information
  • All Sports Offered:
    • Badmitton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Dance
    • Equestrian
    • Fencing
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial Arts
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
  • Audio Available:
  • Audio Description: Yes
  • Wireless:
  • Lighting Available:
  • Type of Lighting: Broadcast Quality
  • Ticket Gate:
  • Concessions Available:
  • Type of Concessions: Yes
  • Restrooms Available:
  • Restrooms Description: Permanent
  • Locker Rooms Available:
  • Locker Rooms Description: Yes
  • Irrigation:
  • Score Board: Yes
  • Meeting Space:
  • Tower for Tournament Operations:
  • Parking: Yes - 3,500 spaces
  • Seating Capacity: 7000
  • Seating Description: Multiple layouts
  • Handicap Accessible:
  • Additional Information: The Coliseum inside the Salem Civic Center has a capacity of 7,000. Salem Memorial Baseball Stadium has a capacity of 6,300. Salem Football Stadium has a capacity of 7,157.
Baseball/Softball
  • Total Number of Fields: 3
  • Total Number of Baseball Fields: 3
  • Number of Adult Baseball Fields: 1
  • Number of Intermediate Baseball Fields: 2
  • Baseball Field Lights:
  • Total Number of Softball Fields: 2
  • Dugouts Available:
Basketball
  • Total Number of Basketball Courts: 1
  • Number of Hardwood Courts: 1
  • Number of High School Courts: 1
  • Number of College/Professional Courts: 1
  • Basketball Court Lights:
Football
  • Total Number of Football Fields: 1
  • Number of Grass Fields: 1
  • Football Field Lights:
Tennis
  • Total Number of Tennis Courts: 8
  • Number of Hard Tennis Courts: 8
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
Facility Info
  • Exhibits Space1
  • Exhibits300
  • Floorplan FileFloorplan File
  • Largest Room20900
  • Total Sq. Ft.43712
  • Theatre Capacity8000
  • Banquet Capacity2000
  • Number of Rooms8
  • Classroom Capacity1200
Community Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 5040
  • Width: 90
  • Length: 56
  • Height: 14
  • Theater Capacity: 600
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 500
Community Room - Two Sections
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3360
  • Width: 60
  • Length: 56
  • Height: 14
  • Theater Capacity: 400
  • Classroom Capacity: 120
  • Banquet Capacity: 300
Community Room - Individual Section
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1680
  • Width: 30
  • Length: 56
  • Height: 14
  • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 60
  • Banquet Capacity: 112
Parlor A
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1054
  • Width: 31
  • Length: 34
  • Height: 12
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
Parlor C
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 930
  • Width: 30
  • Length: 31
  • Height: 12
  • Theater Capacity: 80
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Banquet Capacity: 60
Parlor D
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 868
  • Width: 28
  • Length: 31
  • Height: 12
  • Theater Capacity: 70
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
Arena
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 20900
  • Width: 220
  • Length: 95
  • Theater Capacity: 8000
  • Classroom Capacity: 1200
  • Banquet Capacity: 2000
  • Amphitheater Present:
  • Listening Devices Present:
Annex
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 9880
  • Width: 104
  • Length: 95
  • Theater Capacity: 900
  • Classroom Capacity: 600
  • Banquet Capacity: 600
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Salem Civic Center
1001 Roanoke Boulevard
Salem, VA 24153
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