St. John Arena (Steubenville)

St. John's Arena is a 4,200-seat multipurpose arena located in Steubenville, Ohio (USA). It is used for indoor soccer, basketball, boxing, professional wrestling, wrestling, and other sports, plus conventions, trade shows, and concerts.

About Edit

St. John Arena was built as the Diocesan Community Arena by the Diocese of Steubenville, and was completed in 1960.[1] Among the musical acts that appeared at the arena in its early days were Johnny Mathis, The Supremes, Bobby Rydell, Bobby Vinton and Chubby Checker, along with several popular big bands.[2] It is not known whether Steubenville's most famous native son, Dean Martin, ever appeared in concert at the arena.

The arena floor measures 16,290 sq ft (1,513 m2), 181 by 90 ft (55 by 27 m), while the lobby measures 4,425 sq ft (411.1 m2), 177 by 25 ft (53.9 by 7.6 m). There is a 2,210 sq ft (205 m2), 65 by 34 ft (20 by 10 m) meeting room at the arena, and several tractor trailers can be accommodated at the rear of the arena, thanks to access through a 12 by 11 ft (3.7 by 3.4 m) garage door at the arena's loading bay.

When used for concerts, the arena can seat up to 5,400, and as a basketball arena it seats 5,200. The Steubenville O.H. St. John's Arena is now used as a YMCA Wellness Center.

The Ohio Junior High wrestling championships were held at the arena.[3]

References Edit

  1. ^ "History of the Diocese of Steubenville". Diocese of Steubenville, Ohio. Retrieved 2022-06-30.
  2. ^ "History in the Hills: Concerts Remembered". Weirton Daily Times (Weirton, W.V.). Retrieved 2022-06-30.
  3. ^ "Ohio Junior High State Wrestling Results". Retrieved 2019-04-04.

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