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US Bank Arena - Concert Venue

US Bank Arena Photo, Cincinnati, Ohio

The U.S. Bank Arena is the largest indoor venue in Cincinnati, offering up to 17,000 seats for those who enjoy a good show. Everything happens here, from church conventions to rodeos to rock concerts.

Built in 1975 as the Riverfront Coliseum, it has since been named The Crown, Firststar Center, and, since 2001, U.S. Bank Arena. Karen and I were there most recently for a Shania Twain concert. The place was packed to capacity, and on the same evening the Cincinnati Reds were playing a baseball game to a full stadium next door. We were amazed that downtown Cincinnati could provide enough parking spaces for 60,000 people that night, but it did.

This picture of the Arena, and looking beyond across the river into Kentucky, was taken with a telephoto lens from Mt. Adams, one of Cincinnati's seven hills.

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