Canton Memorial Civic Center
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, Trace Adkins, The Harlem Globetrotters, Big Bird, Mickey Mouse, many WWE wrestling superstars have entertained thousands right here in Canton. The 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 their doors. Because the Civic Center is the home for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, they 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 their sports pedigree doesn't stop with football.
They have also been the home to the Canton Cougars indoor Football team, Ohio Vortex indoor soccer, the OHSAA Boys and Girls High School Basketball tournament and now Canton's newest NBA D-league team, the Canton Charge, which is wholly owned and affiliated with the Cleveland Cavaliers.