US Bank Arena

Now known as U.S. Bank Arena

On December 3, 1979 this venue was where eleven people died and 26 others were injured in a mad rush for seating at a sold-out Who concert. The coliseum was using “festival seating”, where the seats are available on a first come-first served basis.

When fans outside the Coliseum heard the band performing a last minute sound check, they thought that the concert was beginning and tried to rush into the still-closed doors. Some at the front of the crowd were trampled as those pushing from behind were unaware that the doors were still closed.

Riverfront Coliseum
100 Broadway
Cincinnati OH 45202
513 421-4111