Canton Memorial Civic Center

The Canton Memorial Civic Center is a multi-purpose arena located in Canton, Ohio, United States.

Canton Memorial Civic Center
Canton Civic Center
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Former namesCanton Memorial Auditorium
(1951–1976)[1]
Address1101 Market Avenue North
LocationCanton, Ohio
OwnerCity of Canton
OperatorASM Global
Capacity5,200 (maximum)
4,000 (indoor football)
Opened1951
Tenants
Canton Invaders (AISA/NPSL) (1984–1996)
Canton Legends (AIFL/AIFA) (2005–2008)
Ohio Aviators (ABA) (2005–2006)
Ohio Vortex (PASL) (2009–2012)
Canton Charge (NBA G League) (2011–2020)
Canton Cougars (UIFL) (2011)

Built in 1951, previous sports teams that have played at the center include the Canton Legends indoor football team, Canton Invaders indoor soccer team, Ohio Aviators of the American Basketball Association, and the Canton Charge of the NBA G League.[2] The building is owned by the City of Canton and operated by ASM Global. Capacity is 5,200 in the arena, and up to 600 in the McKinley Room.

The facility has over the years hosted concerts, professional wrestling cards, political rallies, family shows, and features a number of annual Pro Football Hall of Fame festival events, the arena played host to Superstars on September 9, 1995 and Raw's New Fall Season Premiere on September 11, 1995 following that Superstars on September 16, 1995,[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historical Summary of Wrestling in Canton". Ohio Wrestling History. ProWrestlingHistory.com. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  2. ^ "NBA G League's Canton Charge moving to downtown Cleveland, starting with upcoming season". CantonRep.com. June 9, 2021.
  3. ^ Civic Center info - Canton Civic Center.com

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Coordinates: 40°48′28″N 81°22′23″W / 40.80778°N 81.37306°W / 40.80778; -81.37306