Celeste Center

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Celeste Center is a 10,200-seat multipurpose arena, part of the Ohio Expo Center and State Fairgrounds in Columbus, Ohio. The building, named for former Ohio Governor and United States Ambassador to India Richard F. Celeste, is used for concerts, trade shows, banquets, and sporting events.

The arena contains 60,000 sq ft (5,600 m2). of unobstructed floor space and two stages, one a 75-foot (23 m)-by-32-foot permanent stage and a portable stage measuring up to 60 feet (18 m) by 32 feet (9.8 m). It also features air conditioning, an excellent sound system, dressing rooms with showers, large rest rooms, office space and concession stands.

The Celeste Center is a rather low roofed arena for its capacity (53 feet tall). When used for concerts, the seating is set up amphitheater style.

In 2000, Christina Aguilera performed to a sold out crowd as part of her first concert tour.

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Coordinates: 39°59′55″N 82°59′32″W / 39.998513°N 82.992348°W / 39.998513; -82.992348