Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University opened in November of 1991. The 315,000 sq. ft. facility was built at a cost of $55 Million. Amenities include: eight (8) Concession Stands; eight (8) day of show box office windows; a six (6) room conference center; a VIP suite; a VIP backstage bar/cafe; and a practice gymnasium. The facility hosts special events, but has regular tenants, including the Cleveland State University Athletic Department, Cleveland State Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Member of the NCAA Horizon League.
The Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University plays host to a myriad of special events, including contemporary concerts by international recording artists, Division I basketball games for the Horizon League Conference, including the first two rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships in 2000 and 2005, nationally acclaimed family shows, rodeos, motorsports spectaculars, professional and amateur sporting events, equestrian events, trade shows and conventions, elaborate black-tie affairs and fund raisers in our Grand Ballroom, and a vast array of community and civic events.
The Center is accessible to approximately 4,500,000 people within a 100 mile radius, making the facility a primary selection for many types of event programming and touring attractions. The facility is a state-of-art, full service, multi-purpose venue that is capable of seating up to 15,000 people for special events.
A few of the many features and amenities include a computerized sound and lighting system, 13,610 theatre-style cushioned seats, a proscenium curtain system that will modify the spacious main arena for more intimate gatherings, star dressing rooms, 40,000 square feet of storage area, a 10,000 square foot conference center and annex area capable of hosting banquets and meetings, computerized energy conservation system, an auxiliary gymnasium, video scoreboards and amber message centers, and 9,000 parking spaces within a 4-block radius of the facility.
The Wolstein Center is operated as a full service facility and is considered a primary destination within the City of Cleveland.