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Hara Arena To Close After August Event

Hara Arena: Built in 1964, has seen many performances over the years, including; The Rolling Stones, Elton John, The Who, Neil Diamond, The Grateful Dead...
Hara Arena: Built in 1964, has seen many performances over the years, including; The Rolling Stones, Elton John, The Who, Neil Diamond, The Grateful Dead...

The owners of the Dayton Hara Arena have announced they will close their doors for good after an Aug. 27th event.

Hara Arena: Built in 1964, has seen many performances over the years, including; The Rolling Stones, Elton John, The Who, Neil Diamond, The Grateful Dead...
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Hara Arena: Built in 1964, has seen many performances over the years, including; The Rolling Stones, Elton John, The Who, Neil Diamond, The Grateful Dead...

For more than 60 years, Hara has hosted music, sports and special interest shows.

Owners say a 20-year court battle has drained them financially and kept them from making needed renovations to the facility. The inter-family legal battle was the result of the unresolved estate of Hara founder Harold Wampler who died in 1996.

The venue offered a $36 million dollar annual economic impact for the city of Dayton. Officials announced the closure today in a press release Friday.

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