U.S. Bank Arena - Cincinnati, Ohio
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Music - Lydia by Marty Balin

Photographed in 1987 and 1991 using film and in October of 2016 using digital.

U.S. Bank Arena - Opened 1975 and still in use. Known as Riverfront Coliseum 1975 - 1997, The Crown 1997 - 1999, Firstar Center 1999 - 2002, U.S. Bank Arena 2002 - present.

The arena has had many tenants. The Cincinnati Stingers of the old WHA (1975-1979), The U of Cincinnati Bearcats (1976-1987), The Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL 199702004 and 2006 to present) and Xavier University basketball.

This was the site of the tragic Who concert on Dec. 3, 1979 where 11 people were crushed to death due to crush of fans trying to get in for festival seating.
This was also the site of Elvis Presley's second to last ever concert in 1977, just 2 months before his death.

It is one of the few WHA arenas still in use or standing.

Location - 100 Broadway Street Cincinnati, Ohio. Just east of Great American Ballpark.
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Aerial showing Riverfront Coliseum which is to the right of GABP. Photo from internet.


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The arena from the river, October 2016.