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Riverfront Stadium & Riverfront Coliseum (62136-D)

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RIVERFRONT STADIUM & RIVERFRONT COLISEUM

62136-D

RIVERFRONT COLISEUM: Cincinnati Bearcats basketball (NCAA) (1976–1987) Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL) (1997-2004, 2006-present) Cincinnati Jungle Kats (af2) (2007) Cincinnati Swarm (af2) (2003) Cincinnati Stingers (WHA) (1975-1979) Cincinnati Kids (MISL) (1978-1979) Cincinnati Rockers (AFL) (1992-1993) Cincinnati Marshals (NIFL) (2004-2006)

U.S. Bank Arena (known originally as the Riverfront Coliseum, and known later as The Crown and the Firstar Center), is an indoor arena located in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. It was the home of the Cincinnati Stingers of the WHA from 1975–1979. Since then, the arena has hosted another minor-league hockey team and various concerts, political rallies, tennis tournaments, figure skating, and other events. The facility's longest-serving tenant was the men's basketball program of the University of Cincinnati, which used the arena from its completion until 1987, when U.C. played its games at Cincinnati Gardens (1987–89) until an on-campus facility (Shoemaker Center), now known as Fifth Third Arena, was completed. The arena building was heavily renovated in 1997, and is still in use. The current main tenant is the Cincinnati Cyclones franchise of the East Coast Hockey League. The Cincinnati Jungle Kats of the arenafootball2 league played their one and only season at the U.S. Bank Arena in 2007, posting a record of 1–15. On occasion, there are local pushes for the attraction of another major sports franchise to occupy the arena, possibly an NBA franchise either relocated or expanded, though little has ever come to fruition. The NBA was last played in Cincinnati in 1972, and never at this facility, aside from exhibition games.

RIVERFRONT STADIUM: Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) (1970-1999) Cincinnati Reds (MLB) (1970-2002)

Riverfront Stadium, later known as Cinergy Field, (2002) was the home of the Cincinnati Reds National League baseball team and the Cincinnati Bengals National Football League team. Located on the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, the stadium was best known as the home of "The Big Red Machine," as the Reds were often called in the 1970s. Construction began on February 1, 1968 and was completed at a cost of less than $50 million. On June 30, 1970, the Reds hosted the Atlanta Braves in their grand opening, with Hank Aaron hitting the first ever home run at Riverfront. Two weeks later on July 14, Riverfront hosted the 1970 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. This game is best remembered for the often-replayed collision at home plate between the home-grown Pete Rose and catcher Ray Fosse of the Cleveland Indians.

Unused 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" standard size chrome

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