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Encyclopedia > Cincinnati Gardens
Fans enter the Cincinnati Gardens in mid-winter for a Cincinnati Mighty Ducks hockey game
Fans enter the Cincinnati Gardens in mid-winter for a Cincinnati Mighty Ducks hockey game

The Cincinnati Gardens is an indoor sports and entertainment arena located in Cincinnati, Ohio that opened in 1949. The 25,000 square foot (2,300 m²) brick and limestone building, whose entrance is decorated with six three-dimensional carved athletic figures, was modeled after Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by the same architects and engineers who designed and built the more famous arena a quarter century earlier. When it opened, its seating capacity of 11,000 made it the seventh largest indoor arena in the United States. Image File history File links Fans enter the Cincinnati Gardens in mid-winter for a Cincinnati Mighty Ducks hockey game, 1/28/2005, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Fans enter the Cincinnati Gardens in mid-winter for a Cincinnati Mighty Ducks hockey game, 1/28/2005, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a hard, round ball or a puck into the opponents goal, past the goalkeeper or goaltender (often abbreviated goalie), using a stick. ... The following is a list of indoor arenas. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Maple Leaf Gardens before gametime Maple Leaf Gardens is an indoor arena in Toronto, Ontario, on the northwest corner of Carlton Street and Church Street. ... }|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Official Flag]]|Coat Image=[[Image:{{{Coat Image}}}|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Coat of Arms]]}} {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Diversity Our Strength {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|250px|City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada Location. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal it began, loyal it remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ...


The Cincinnati Gardens' first event was an exhibition hockey game, it has been the home of six league championship hockey teams, and was most recently the home of the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the American Hockey League, but it has also been host to numerous other sporting events, concerts, stage shows, circuses and political rallies. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... ... The American Hockey League (AHL) became the major affiliation league for the National Hockey League upon its amalgamation with the International Hockey League in 2001. ...

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Sporting events

The interior of the Cincinnati Gardens
The interior of the Cincinnati Gardens

The Cincinnati Gardens has been known primarily as a venue for hockey, basketball and boxing. Image File history File links A Cincinnati Mighty Ducks hockey game at the Cincinnati Gardens, 2/4/2005, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links A Cincinnati Mighty Ducks hockey game at the Cincinnati Gardens, 2/4/2005, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Basketball Basketball is a ball sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop. ... 2004 Armed Forces Amateur Boxing Championships, held in 2003. ...


Hockey

The Gardens' first event was an exhibition hockey game on February 22, 1949 between the Dallas Texans of the United States Hockey League and their parent National Hockey League team, the Montreal Canadiens. Several of the Texans' players would soon seed the first professional hockey team in Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Mohawks, who played at the Gardens from 1949 through 1958 -- three seasons in the AHL and six in the International Hockey League. Three NHL Hall of Famers played for the Mohawks — Harry Howell, Buddy O'Connor, and Clint Smith — and from 1952 through 1957, the team won an IHL record five consecutive Turner Cup championships. February 22 is the 53rd day of every year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... United States Hockey League (abbreviated USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league in United States. ... The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... The Montréal Canadiens (officially le Club de Hockey Canadien, and known as in French are le Bleu-Blanc-Rouge, le Tricolore, les Glorieux, la Sainte-Flanelle, les Habitants, le Canadien, and in English are The Habs and The Flying Frenchman. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a minor league professional ice hockey league of the triple-A level in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... This is a list of all the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario. ... Harry Howell was a Canadian Professional Hockey player. ... Clint Smith (December 12, 1913 in Assinioia, Saskatchewan - July 4, 1990) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks. ... 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a minor league professional ice hockey league of the triple-A level in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ...


The Cincinnati Swords played in the AHL as an affiliate of the NHL Buffalo Sabres from 1971 through 1974 and won the Calder Cup as AHL champions in 1973. The Buffalo Sabres are a National Hockey League team based in Buffalo, New York. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... The Calder Cup -- named after Frank Calder, first president of the National Hockey League -- is awarded annually to the playoff champion of the American Hockey League. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ...


The Cincinnati Cyclones played in the East Coast Hockey League for two seasons and the IHL for five seasons at the Gardens. When the Cyclones moved to an existing downtown arena in 1997, the AHL returned to the building for the third time with the creation of the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, an affiliate of the NHL Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, who played in the building until 2005. This article needs to be wikified. ... The ECHL is a professional minor-league double-A hockey association based in the United States and Canada. ... U.S. Bank Arena (originally known as the Riverfront Coliseum and later known as The Crown and the Firstar Center) is an indoor arena located in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio near the Ohio River. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ... The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim are a National Hockey League team based in Anaheim, California. ...


Basketball

The Gardens was home to the Cincinnati Royals of the National Basketball Association (now the Sacramento Kings) from 1957 through 1972. Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson played for the Royals from 1960 through 1970. In 1966, the arena hosted the NBA All-Star Game and Royals' guard Adrian Smith was named the game's Most Valuable Player. The Sacramento Kings are a National Basketball Association team based in Sacramento, California. ... NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West The National Basketball Association, more popularly known as simply the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... The Sacramento Kings are a National Basketball Association team based in Sacramento, California. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... Oscar Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee) was one of the greatest basketball players in history. ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... The NBA staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ...


College basketball, including 42 "Crosstown Shootout" games between the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University, has been played at the Gardens since its first week in 1949. The arena has served as the home court for both schools at various times, lastly for Xavier from 1983 through 2000. The University of Cincinnati is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Xavier University is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States located in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


From 1984 through 1987, the Cincinnati Slammers of the Continental Basketball Association played their home games at the Gardens. 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Continental Basketball Association or CBA is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ...


Boxing

The Gardens has hosted a number of boxing matches, particularly several featuring prominent local fighters. Eventual Heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer Ezzard Charles of Cincinnati defeated Joey Maxim in a heavyweight title contender fight on February 28, 1949 in the arena's first week. Numerous Golden Gloves competitions have drawn as many as 10,000 fans, and a "Super Brawl Sunday" event was held in 2002. The modern International Boxing Hall of Fame is located in Canastota, New York, United States, within driving distance from the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown and the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta. ... Ezzard Mack Charles (July 7, 1921 - May 27, 1975) was a professional boxer and former Heavyweight Champion of the world. ... Giuseppe Antonio Berardinelli, (March 28, 1922-June 2, 2001), was an American boxer. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Golden Gloves is an annual competition for amateur boxing in the United States. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Other sports

Other sports hosted at the Gardens have included:

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Political events

Political events have drawn the largest crowds in the Gardens' history including:

Order: 37th President Vice President: Spiro Agnew (1969–1973), Gerald R. Ford (1973–1974) Term of office: January 20, 1969 – August 9, 1974 Preceded by: Lyndon B. Johnson Succeeded by: Gerald R. Ford Date of birth: January 9, 1913 Place of birth: Yorba Linda, California Date of death: April 22... Henry Cabot Lodge (May 12, 1850 – November 9, 1924), was a Republican statesman and noted historian. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... Barry Goldwater Barry Morris Goldwater (January 1, 1909 – May 29, 1998) was a United States politician and a founding figure in the modern conservative movement in the USA. Goldwater personified the shift in balance in American culture from the Northeast to the West. ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Order: 43rd President of United States Vice President: Dick Cheney Term of office: January 20, 2001 – Present (Current term expected to end on January 20, 2009. ... May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Concerts

Numerous concert acts have appeared at the Cincinnati Gardens, most notably The Beatles on August 27, 1964. Others include: The Beatles (L-R, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon), in 1964, performing on The Ed Sullivan Show promoting their first U.S. hit song, I Want To Hold Your Hand, and ushering in the British Invasion of American popular music. ... August 27 is the 239th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (240th in leap years), with 126 days remaining. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Yes in concert in Indianapolis in 1977 (left to right, Steve Howe, Alan White, Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman) The popular music group Yes is a progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. ... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Elvis Presley Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock and Roll, or as just simply The King, was an American singer and actor. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... Jerry Garcia later in life The Grateful Dead, often referred to as The Dead, was an American psychedelia-influenced jam band, formed in 1965 in San Francisco from the remnants of another band, Mother McCrees Uptown Jug Champions. ... December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Frank Zappa Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American rock/jazz fusion musician, composer, and satirist. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pink Floyd circa 1971. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, etc. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Portrait photograph of Bob Dylan taken by Daniel Kramer Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman May 24, 1941) is widely regarded as one of Americas greatest popular songwriters. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Sammy Davis, Jr. ... Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903—May 17, 1992) was a musician, accordion player, band leader, and television impresario. ...

References

  • Cincinnati Mohawks
  • Cincinnati Swords

External links

  • Cincinnati Gardens history (pdf)

 
 

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