50 Vintage Photos of the Old Cleveland Arena, Home to Basketball, Hockey, Figure Skating and More

The Cleveland Arena, built during the Great Depression as a home for the Cleveland Barons, stood at 3717 Euclid Ave. until it was demolished in 1977, three years after it officially closed. In between it hosted the Barons, the Cavaliers, the Moondog Coronation Ball, boxing matches, skating competitions, indoor races and more.

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Cleveland Arena check room after Moondog Ball
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Cleveland Arena check room after Moondog Ball
After Moondog Ball at Cleveland Arena
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After Moondog Ball at Cleveland Arena
Cleveland Arena doors broken at Moondog Ball
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Cleveland Arena doors broken at Moondog Ball
Infield before start of race at Cleveland Arena
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Infield before start of race at Cleveland Arena
Unidentified performance at Cleveland Arena
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Unidentified performance at Cleveland Arena
Roosevelt's birthday party at Cleveland Arena
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Roosevelt's birthday party at Cleveland Arena
Interior of Cleveland Arena during demolition
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Interior of Cleveland Arena during demolition
Scoreboard at Cleveland Arena
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Scoreboard at Cleveland Arena
Crowd at Cleveland Arena
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Crowd at Cleveland Arena
Cleveland Arena interior during demolition
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Cleveland Arena interior during demolition