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The Wright State University Nutter Center (originally Ervin J. Nutter Center and commonly Nutter Center) is a multi-purpose arena located at Wright State University, in the Dayton, Ohio suburb of Fairborn.[2] In addition to hosting the Wright State Raiders basketball team, the Nutter Center serves as a music venue for touring concerts and shows. High schools in the area also commonly use the arena to host graduation ceremonies.

Wright State University Nutter Center
Nutter Center
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Former namesErvin J. Nutter Center (1990–2011)
Location3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Fairborn, Ohio 45435
Coordinates39°46′55″N 84°3′9″W / 39.78194°N 84.05250°W / 39.78194; -84.05250Coordinates: 39°46′55″N 84°3′9″W / 39.78194°N 84.05250°W / 39.78194; -84.05250
OwnerWright State University
OperatorWright State University
Capacity10,400 (Basketball)
9,919 (Ice Hockey)
11,500 (End Stage)
Field sizeIce surface: 200 x 85 ft (61 x 26 m)
SurfaceHardwood/Ice
Construction
Broke ground1988
OpenedDecember 1, 1990
Construction costUS$34.5 million
($66.2 million in 2018 dollars[1])
ArchitectHOK Sport / KZF Design
Structural engineerKZF Design
Tenants
Wright State Raiders (NCAA) (1990–present)
Dayton Wings (WBL) (1991–1992)
Dayton Bombers (ECHL) (1996–2009)
Dayton Warbirds (NIFL) (2005)
Dayton Bulldogs (NIFL) (2006)

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HistoryEdit

A local businessman and inventor, Ervin J. Nutter, donated $1.5 million to Wright State University in 1986. Funds from both the state of Ohio and the university contributed an additional $8 million to construction efforts which began in 1988. Work was completed twenty months later and on December 1, 1990, the Nutter Center held its first official event.[3]

EventsEdit

SportsEdit

[8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

WrestlingEdit

  • 1993 WWE's King of the Ring 1993 tournament.
  • WWE vs. ECW Head to Head special held in 2006.
  • Hosted its second WWE Raw, the night following WrestleMania 23 on April 2, 2007.
  • Taping of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on Tuesday May 12, 2009.
  • Live WWE Raw on Monday January 4, 2010, which featured the WWE return of Bret Hart, who served as a guest host. This episode of Raw went head-to-head against wrestling promotion TNA on TV for the very first time.
  • Taping of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on Tuesday December 7, 2010.
  • Live WWE Raw on Monday April 30, 2012.
  • Live WWE Raw on Monday November 19, 2012.
  • Live WWE Raw on Monday January 20, 2014. Which Saw The Return Of The Animal Batista.
  • Taping of "WWE SmackDown" on Tuesday February 10, 2015.
  • Taping of "WWE SmackDown" on Tuesday January 19, 2016.
  • Live "WWE SmackDown" on Tuesday June 20, 2017.
  • Live "WWE SmackDown" on Tuesday March 12, 2019.

OtherEdit

  • The band Phish played a concert at the venue on December 7, 1997, which was released in its entirety on their 2008 live album Live Phish 12.07.97.[15]
  • Barack Obama's "Keeping America’s Promise" rally, on Monday, February 25, 2008.
  • “Road to the Convention Rally” on August 29, 2008, at which time Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, was announced as presumptive Republican presidential candidate John McCain's vice-presidential candidate, or running mate.
  • On May 17–18, 2013, the Nutter Center hosted the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2013 Science Olympiad National Tournament.
  • July 22, 2015, the band Eagles performed one of their last stops on their History of the Eagles Tour.
  • The Nutter Center was originally scheduled to host the first 2016 presidential debate but the venue was changed due to security and financial concerns.[16]
  • The Nutter Center is frequently used as a competition venue for the Winter Guard International indoor percussion, color guard, and winds championship.
  • On May 19–20, 2017, the Nutter Center hosted the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2017 Science Olympiad National Tournament.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "About Fairborn". City of Fairborn. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "Wright State University's Ervin J. Nutter Center Historical Overview". Nutter Center. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
  4. ^ "Harlem Globetrotters @ Nutter Center". Newspapers.com. Cincinnati Enquirer. December 31, 2005. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  5. ^ "Harlem Globetrotters @ Nutter Center". Newspapers.com. Cincinnati Enquirer. December 31, 2006. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  6. ^ "Harlem Globetrotters @ Nutter Center". Newspapers.com. Cincinnati Enquirer. December 31, 2007. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  7. ^ "Harlem Globetrotters @ Nutter Center". Newspapers.com. Cincinnati Enquirer. December 31, 2008. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  8. ^ "Harlem Globetrotters "4 Times the Fun" World Tour". Nutter Center. December 31, 2010. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  9. ^ "Harlem Globetrotters". Nutter Center. December 31, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  10. ^ "Harlem Globetrotters "You Write the Rules" World Tour". Nutter Center. December 31, 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  11. ^ "Harlem Globetrotters "Fans Rule" World Tour". Nutter Center. December 31, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  12. ^ "Harlem Globetrotters". Nutter Center. December 31, 2014. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  13. ^ "Harlem Globetrotters World Tour". Nutter Center. December 31, 2015. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  14. ^ "The Original Harlem Globetrotters". Nutter Center. December 31, 2016. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  15. ^ "Live Phish: 12.07.97 Ervin J. Nutter Center, Dayton, OH - Phish | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  16. ^ "University pulls out of presidential debate". CNN. July 19, 2016. Retrieved January 10, 2017.

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