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Surface  Hardwood/Ice
Phone  +1 937-775-3498
Capacity  10,400
Nutter Center

Former names  Ervin J. Nutter Center (1990-2011)
Location  3640 Colonel Glenn Highway Fairborn, Ohio 45435
Owner  Wright State University
Operator  Wright State University
Field size  Ice surface: 200 x 85 ft (61 x 26 m)
Address  Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy #430, Fairborn, OH 45324, USA
Similar  Schuster Performing Arts Center, Allen County War Mem, US Bank Arena, Fraze Pavilion, Resch Center

The Wright State University Nutter Center (originally Ervin J. Nutter Center and commonly Nutter Center) is a multi-purpose arena located at Wright State University, in the Dayton, Ohio suburb of Fairborn. In addition to hosting the Wright State Raiders basketball team, the Nutter Center serves as a music venue for touring concerts and shows. High schools in the area also commonly use the arena to host graduation ceremonies.


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A local businessman and inventor, Ervin J. Nutter, donated $1.5 million to Wright State University in 1986. Funds from both the state of Ohio and the university contributed an additional $8 million to construction efforts which began in 1988. Work was completed twenty months later and on December 1, 1990, the Nutter Center held its first official event.


  • 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001 & 2007 Midwestern Collegiate Conference (now Horizon League) men's basketball tournament.
  • 2014 Horizon League championship game
  • The Harlem Globetrotters have performed at the Nutter Center every New Year's Eve since at least 2005.
  • Wrestling

  • 1993 WWE's King of the Ring 1993 tournament.
  • WWE vs. ECW Head to Head special held in 2006.
  • Hosted its second WWE Raw, the night following WrestleMania 23 on April 2, 2007.
  • Taping of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on Tuesday May 12, 2009.
  • Live WWE Raw on Monday January 4, 2010, which featured the WWE return of Bret Hart, who served as a guest host. This episode of Raw went head-to-head against wrestling promotion TNA on TV for the very first time.
  • Taping of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on Tuesday December 7, 2010.
  • Live WWE Raw on Monday April 30, 2012.
  • Live WWE Raw on Monday November 19, 2012.
  • Live WWE Raw on Monday January 20, 2014. Which Saw The Return Of The Animal Batista.
  • Taping of "WWE SmackDown" on Tuesday February 10, 2015.
  • Taping of "WWE SmackDown" on Tuesday January 19, 2016.
  • Other

  • Barack Obama's "Keeping America’s Promise" rally, on Monday, February 25, 2008.
  • “Road to the Convention Rally” on August 29, 2008, at which time Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, was announced as presumptive Republican presidential candidate John McCain's vice-presidential candidate, or running mate.
  • On May 17–18, 2013, the Nutter Center hosted the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2013 Science Olympiad National Tournament.
  • The Nutter Center was originally scheduled to host the first 2016 presidential debate but the venue was changed due to security and financial concerns.
  • The Nutter Center is frequently used as a competition venue for the Winter Guard International indoor percussion and color guard championships.
  • References

    Nutter Center Wikipedia