Civic Center Info:

The Canton Civic Center has been Canton's home for sports, music and entertainment since 1951. Over the years, countless world-class entertainers, politicians and athletes have graced our stage.

In recent years, the likes of Bob Dylan, Jason Aldean, The Harlem Globetrotters, Jeff Dunham, Big Bird, Mickey Mouse, many WWE wrestling superstars have entertained thousands right here in Canton.

Our facility has also hosted many of the nation's most important political figures, from Presidents George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, to Rudy Giuliani, and many of Ohio's current and former Governors, Senators and Congressmen.

And when it comes to sports, few facilities in the Country can match the number of legends who have walked through our doors. Because we are the home for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, we have seen such football greats as Barry Sanders, Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Joe Montana, Deacon Jones and many more take part in "Football's greatest weekend."

But our sports pedigree doesn't stop with football. We are also the home to the OHSAA Boys and Girls High School Basketball tournament and the Canton Charge, a NBA D-league team which is wholly owned by and affiliated with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

We also host dozens of banquets, trade shows, conferences and wedding in both our 16,000 square foot auditorium that seats 5000, and our 8,000 square foot McKinley room which seats 600.

The Canton Civic Center is managed by SMG. Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 220 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as the McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston's Reliant Park and the Louisiana Superdome.

To contact us:
Phone: 330-489-3090
Fax: 330-471-8840


Year built:

5,200 capacity
3,500 permanent
1,700 floor seating

Permanent stage
85' × 35'

All terrazzo
Basketball court

35' arena ceiling

On-site box office:
9am-5pm Mon.-Fri.

On-site parking:

Yes - most events

4 stands plus portables

Closest airport:
Akron-Canton Airport
9 miles