U.S. Bank Arena was first built in 1975, then called Riverfront Coliseum. Since then, it has been named The Crown, Firstar Center, and now U.S. Bank Arena. It is Cincinnati's largest indoor arena.
The arena was virtually rebuilt in 1997. On the outside, the facade was redesigned and the entrance was changed. On the inside, concession areas were redesigned, restrooms were redone, and all the seats were replaced. Also, the arena installed a new sound system and Sony JumboTron.
The bowl itself was redesigned to have the ability to shrink down to a "theater" type setup, or to be opened up to allow over 17,000 patrons room to enjoy a show. Over the years, many great performers have visited U.S. Bank Arena to entertain Cincinnati. Such performers include: Celine Dion, Phish, Reba McIntyre, Brooks & Dunn, Dave Matthews, Barenaked Ladies, Billy Joel, N Sync, Cher, Creed, Britney Spears, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, AC/DC, Dixie Chicks, Metallica, Faith Hill, The Greatful Dead, Elton John, Elvis Presley, and many, many more.
The facility also hosts many "shows" each year. Such shows include the WWF, Ringling Brothers Circus, Disney On Ice, Monster Truck Rallies, Motocross, and countless others.Show more