Recent Game Results Height of bar is margin of victory • Mouseover bar for details • Click for box score • Grouped by Month While the trades may have provided enough short-term financing to keep the Squires in business, the loss of so much talent angered the fans. When both the Dazzle and Vipers folded after the 2005-06 season, the Roanoke Civic Center was left with 60 open dates to fill for the upcoming fall and winter. It will enhance any encyclopedic page you visit with the magic of the WIKI 2 technology. It will enhance any encyclopedic page you visit with the magic of the WIKI 2 technology.

(He angered Southerners by remarking that he did not want his children to grow up saying, "Hi, y'all, Dad.")

The Squires' final two seasons in the ABA were forgettable as losses mounted and popular coach Al Bianchi was fired. On September 1, 1970, the Squires traded Barry to the New York Nets for a draft pick and $200,000. American Basketball Association Media Guides. Squires traded Barry to the New York Nets for a draft pick and $200,000.

While the negative comments had been a contributing factor to the trade, it primarily came because Foreman was still bogged down by financial troubles and had to sell Barry to help meet his expenses. The team colors were green and gold. I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.

Elvis Presley performed there in 1972, 1974, 1976, and was due to return in 1977, about a week after his death. However, Roanoke was dropped from the list of "home" cities after only one season. However, the sale was eventually upheld. He was a former NBA Rookie of the Year who had led the Warriors to the NBA finals in the same year the Oaks had formed, but due to being angered by management's failure to pay him certain incentive awards he felt he was due, he sat out the 1967–68 season, and the following season he joined the Oaks, leading the franchise to its one and only ABA championship in 1969. The 1977-1981 Southern Conference men's basketball tournaments were held there as well. Foreman decided to make the Caps a regional franchise, the Virginia Squires. These rumors became fact on January 30, when the Squires sold Gervin to the Spurs for $225,000. The Squires nearly shut down for good in February 1976, but only managed to stay afloat by a sale of advertising banners and a $250,000 loan from a local bank.

The team was coming unraveled off the court as well. In spite of the initial controversy surrounding Barry, the Squires finished their inaugural season in Virginia by winning the Eastern Division by 11 games. Copyright © 2020 | WordPress Theme by MH Themes, Squires vs. Memphis Pros. The theatre features a 55-foot (17 m)-by-105-foot stage; 1,625 seats in the theatre are in the orchestra level, 295 in the loge and 520 in the balcony. The arena is also the home of the annual boys basketball games between Roanoke's two city high schools, Patrick Henry High School and William Fleming High School. It hosted 251 professional wrestling events between 1975 and 2013. [4] WCW held Fall Brawl (1994) there and Monday Nitro on March 31, 1997. American Basketball Association It was the former home to the Roanoke Dazzle basketball team, as well as the Roanoke Express and Roanoke Valley Vipers ice hockey teams. ✪ 1971 Virginia Squires play Indiana Pacers, ✪ Julius Erving (35pts) vs. Colonels (1974 ABA Playoffs). To install click the Add extension button. They played at the Washington Coliseum. On May 11, 1976 — only a month after the end of the season — the ABA canceled the franchise after it missed a $75,000 assessment. November 6, 1971, Squires vs. Denver Nuggets. The Squires' colors were red, white, and blue. Opened in October 1971, the Roanoke Civic Center was also the former home of the American Basketball Association (1967-1976) professional basketball franchise Virginia Squires. Currently, it is the home of the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs of the Southern Professional Hockey League, Virginia Tech, Radford University and Roanoke College men's ice hockey teams. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. However, even with Barry the team proved to be a very poor investment for Boone and his co-owners. [5] Eventually, nearly two-thirds of these open dates were awarded to the Virginia Tech, Radford University and Roanoke College hockey clubs, the arena's primary tenants until 2016, when the Mississippi Surge relocated to Roanoke, becoming the Rail Yard Dawgs. Virginia Squires Franchise Index at

Coordinates: 37°16′49″N 79°56′08″W / 37.280171°N 79.935669°W / 37.280171; -79.935669, Shows held at the Roanoke Civic Center, from, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, James Madison University Convocation Center,, Buildings and structures in Roanoke, Virginia, College basketball venues in the United States, Indoor ice hockey venues in the United States, College ice hockey venues in the United States, Infobox mapframe without OSM relation ID on Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 2007 (Performing Arts Center and Special Events Center addition), This page was last edited on 1 March 2020, at 21:54. ✪ Remember Virginia Squires Basketball? The Squires lost to their division rival Kentucky in the first round of the playoffs. Rick Barry, who originally played with the inaugural Oaks, appeared on the August 24, 1970 front cover of Sports Illustrated in a Squires uniform; in the accompanying article inside the magazine, Barry made several negative remarks about the Commonwealth of Virginia. From 2001 to 2006, professional basketball was active again at the Roanoke Civic Center, with the National Basketball Association's D-League franchise, the Roanoke Dazzle. Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea! ABA commissioner Mike Storen tried to block the sale on the grounds that selling the team's last true star was not in the best interest of the league. They were members of the American Basketball Association from 1970 to 1976.

After recent renovations, the facility became known as the Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre.

However, for reasons that remain unknown, they remained in the Western Division—forcing them on the longest road trips in the league. The Oaks were owned in part by pop singer Pat Boone.