|Location||1001 Shiloh Springs Road
Dayton, Ohio 45415
|Capacity||5,500 permanent seats
1,500 additional festival seats
|Field dimensions||Ice surface: 195 x 84 ft (59 x 26 m)|
|Dayton Sharks (CIFL) (2013–present)
Dayton Silverbacks (CIFL) (2011–2012)
Dayton Demonz (FHL) (2012–present)
Dayton Gems (CHL) (2009–2012)
The Marshals (NIFL) (2007)
Dayton Jets (IBL) (2005)
Dayton Ice Bandits (CHL) (1996–1997)
Dayton Bombers (ECHL) (1991–1996)
Dayton Dynamo (AISA) (1988–1990)
Dayton Gems (IHL) (1964–1978)
The site was originally the family-owned fruit orchard of Harold and Ralph Wampler.The name stems from HA from Harold and RA from Ralph. In 1956, the Wampler Ballroom was erected, which still stands today in the six-building complex. The arena itself opened in 1964. The original plans did not include an ice rink, but were changed to accommodate the Dayton Gems who were looking for a home arena. The complex now spans 165,000 square feet (15,300 m2) which consists of the main arena, four exhibition halls, a conference center, a pub and a golf course.
Championship Teams at Hara
- 1968-69 Dayton Gems
- 1969-70 Dayton Gems
- 1975-76 Dayton Gems
Hara was the scene every other Monday night in the 60's & 70's for the "Original" Big Time Wrestling, featuring such stars as the Sheik, Bobo Brazil, Fred & Bull Curry, Igor, Mark Lewin, Ox Baker, and many other wrestling stars. The ring announcer for most of the events was Les Pomervlle. Hara also hosted Georgia Championship Wrstling in 1983 & 1984. It also hosted a WWF Superstars of Wrestling TV taping in March, 1987, a WWF Wrestling Challenge taping in August, 1988, and the Pay-Per-View events as follows: the 1995 WCW Great American Bash, WCW/NWO Souled Out 1998, and ECW Heatwave 1998 and ECW Heatwave 1999.
The arena is also venue to many types of concerts, music festivals, trade shows and conventions, including the annual Dayton Hamvention. The Dayton Hamvention and the Miami Valley Home Improvement Show also take place yearly here.