Jimmie Thompson’s Arena – Alexandria, Louisiana

Opened in: 1946

Location: MacArthur Drive

Seating Capacity: 3000

 

Thompson’s Arena was used for boxing and wrestling events from the mid 40s until it was destroyed by fire in 1970. Owned and operated by Alexandria business man Jimmie Thompson, who was also the wrestling promoter, it was part of a large complex that also included a rodeo arena.