Canton Memorial Civic Center

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Canton Memorial Civic Center
Canton Civic Center
Canton Civic Center.jpg
Former names Canton Memorial Auditorium
(1951–1976)[1]
Address 1101 Market Avenue North
Location Canton, Ohio
Owner City of Canton
Operator SMG
Capacity 5,200 (maximum)
4,000 (indoor football)
Opened 1951
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 D-League) (2011–present)
Canton Cougars (UIFL) (2011)

The Canton Memorial Civic Center is a multi-purpose arena located in Canton, Ohio, United States, and is currently the home arena for the Canton Charge of the NBA Developmental League.

Built in 1951, previous sports teams that have played at the center include the Canton Legends arena football team, Canton Invaders indoor soccer team, and Ohio Aviators of the American Basketball Association. The building is owned by the City of Canton and operated by SMG. 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historical Summary of Wrestling in Canton". Ohio Wrestling History. ProWrestlingHistory.com. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ 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