Cincinnati Gardens

Michael E. Keating/WVXU

From the NBA to ice shows; The Beatles to minor league hockey; high school and college basketball to the Cincinnati Rollergirls, no arena has run the gamut of events and entertainers like the Cincinnati Gardens

John Kiesewetter

What are your favorite memories of the Cincinnati Gardens? We want to hear all about them.

Michael Keating / WVXU

With the upcoming demolition of the Cincinnati Gardens, eleven high school hockey teams, the Cincinnati Rollergirls and the Cincinnati Curling Club are scouting out new practice facilities.

Michael Keating / WVXU

The famed local arena that once hosted Xavier basketball games, two semi-professional ice hockey teams, the Beatles and many other superstars of music and sports, and speeches by too many famous people to name, has been sold.

The Cincinnati Gardens will be no more.

John Kiesewetter

Was it a Cincinnati Royals game with Oscar Robertson and Jerry Lucas, or the Ice Capades? I can't remember the first time I went to the Cincinnati Gardens as a kid in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

It might have been for one of the big, showdown Middletown Middies-Hamilton Big Blue basketball games on my birthday in late February.

The Gardens – a special place for 67 years -- will be bought for $1.75-million and demolished by the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority.

A Final Curtain Call For The Cincinnati Gardens

Jul 21, 2016
Michael Keating / WVXU

The Cincinnati Gardens will soon be just a memory. The Cincinnati Port Authority has closed a deal for the building that in 1949 was the seventh largest indoor arena in the US. Inside, there is a deafening silence.

There's a buyer for a local historical landmark.

Cincinnati Gardens has entered into a contract to sell its real estate to the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, including the main arena, an adjacent skating center and three parking lots. In all it's 20 acres.

The Cincinnati Rollergirls - 2013 Season Preview

Mar 1, 2013

It’s almost time for more bouts, pivots, jammers and blockers. The Cincinnati Rollergirls, stars of the flat track roller derby world, kick off their 2013 home season on March 23 at the historic Cincinnati Gardens. The Front Row with Betsy Ross welcomes in a couple of the Rollergirls to preview the upcoming season, talk a bit about the team and the sport, and how their fan base has grown over the years.