We all knew it was coming, and yet the news still hurts. Hara Arena will close its doors Aug 27th. The 5,500-seat multi-purpose arena that once was home to Dayton Jets basketball team and Dayton Gems, Dayton Blue Hawks, Dayton Owls, Dayton Bombers, Dayton Ice Bandits, Dayton Demonz, and Dayton Demolition ice hockey teams has officially announced it's closing. “We are painfully aware of the loss this announcement will generate, which is why we have fought so long and hard to prevent it,” says Karen Wampler, Hara’s marketing director. The site was originally the family-owned … [Read more...] about After 60 Years We Bid Adieu To Hara Arena
Dayton Metro Library’s Big Spring Booksale! The sale takes place April 4-6 at Hara Arena's East Hall, 1001 Shiloh Springs Road. Sale hours on Friday are 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. while supplies last. Admission and parking are free. There are thousands of books for children and adults, plus CDs, DVDs, audiocassettes, videos and more, all at bargain basement prices. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library, which in turn supports the Dayton Metro Library with sponsorship of the summer reading clubs, The Big Read and other vital … [Read more...] about Bargains for Everyone at the Dayton Metro Library Spring Booksale
The Dayton Sharks Professional Indoor Football Team will Honor The Mobley Family at its Home Opener on Saturday, February 15th @ 7:30pm Vs the Detroit Thunder at Hara Arena. You may remember that Mr. Mobley, a Kettering man, lost his wife, two children and father-in-law to a house fire on December 12th. The Dayton Sharks are donating 10% of ALL Season Ticket Sales and Box Office Sales from our Home Opener to benefit a college fund for Mr. Mobley’s two surviving children. We are asking the entire City of Dayton and surrounding areas to help us “sell out” Hara Arena in support of this most … [Read more...] about The Dayton Sharks Professional Indoor Football Team Home Opener
The Dayton Silverbacks where off to a smashing start in their season opener at Hara Arena against the Indianapolis Enforcers, Saturday March 5, 2011. This was also the Silverbacks first game at their new Hara Arena field since moving from Hobart Arena in Troy, OH after three seasons. (see opening game photos here and watch game video at the bottom of this post) The Dayton Silverbacks are the longest running Professional Indoor Football team in the Midwest and have been a member of the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) for the past five years. The fast pace, high impact, arena … [Read more...] about Silverbacks Season Opener at Hara Arena a Smashing Success
The 2010 Immersed In Ink Tattoo Festival at Hara Arena was a spirited affair. Here are some pics from this weekend's 3-day event that featured some of the area's hottest tattoo artists. WARNING: Some photos are of an adult nature and many display images of extreme body modification. [album: http://www.daytonmostmetro.com/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/2010 Immersed In Ink Tattoo Festival/] … [Read more...] about 2010 Immersed In Ink Tattoo Festival Photos
Normally you'd have to consume a week's worth of reality television to experience the dizzying array of human spectacle planned for the Immersed In Ink tattoo and alternative art festival coming to Dayton this weekend. If the thought of 3 days of circus sideshows, roller derby girls, midget wrestling, human suspension and live tattooing gets your motor running, then this convention will have you hittin' on all cylinders. The 2010 Immersed In Ink Tour makes a pit stop at Hara Arena, Oct. 15-17 with a full schedule of spectacular events. The convention showcases artists from all over the … [Read more...] about Tattooed Babes, Graffiti and Other Crazy Stuff
The Dayton Gems pt. 2 The Dayton Gems were originally established in 1964 by local business man Edgar “Lefty” McFadden. Discussing the team of that day may sound an awful lot like describing them today, for many similarities exist between that team and the one that now plays for Dayton. The Gems played then where they play now, at Hara Arena, which also opened its doors for the first time in 1964. The original team also played in the International Hockey League. The IHL similarly folded (though much later), but has been re-established as a new entity carrying on the same name. Though … [Read more...] about Thanks to Lefty, the Gems Play Today.