About The Canton Civic Center

Canton Civic Center Information

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, and 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, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump, along with many of Ohio's current and former Governors, Senators, and Congressmen.

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, Anthony Munoz, Deacon Jones, and many more take part in "Football's greatest weekend."

Our sports pedigree doesn't stop with football. We are also the home to the OHSAA Boys and Girls High School Basketball tournament. In the past, we have been home field advantage to other minor league soccer (Ohio Vortex), football (Canton Legends), and basketball (Canton Charge) teams.

We also host dozens of banquets, trade shows, conferences, and weddings in both our 16,000 square foot Arena that seats 5,000 people, and our 8,000 square foot McKinley Room which seats 600 people.

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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:

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday

On-site parking:



Yes - most events


4 stands plus portables

Closest airport:

Akron-Canton Airport
9 miles