The stadium was also the site of two important moments in civil rights history. The first was a preseason game between the Baltimore Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers in 1961. Both NFL teams were integrated, but Victory Stadium required segregated seating along with most other stadiums in Virginia during this time. The NAACP sued the city of Roanoke to integrate the stadium and the players were asked to boycott. Despite the law mandating segregation, white city officials called on law enforcement to do nothing as African Americans sat in white sections of the stadium. Although the segregation law stood, the incident demonstrated that racial integration could occur peacefully.
The stadium was also the home of the 1971 Group AAA state football championship that saw the victory of TC Williams High School. Williams became the first integrated high school in the state of Virginia to win a football championship at the state's highest level, an achievement that was dramatized with the 2000 Hollywood film Remember the Titans.
Victory stadium hosted numerous concerts and events, including stock car racing until its closure in 2006. Yearly flooding of the Roanoke River, just outside the stadium's fences, often covered the playing surface. The stadium was demolished on June 26, 2006, despite years of efforts of local citizens to renovate and update the historic stadium.