Nutter Center

This article is about the arena at Wright State University. For the football facility at the University of Kentucky, see E.J. Nutter Training Facility.
Wright State University Nutter Center
Nutter Center
Former names Ervin J. Nutter Center (1990-2011)
Location 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Fairborn, Ohio 45435
Coordinates 39°46′55″N 84°3′9″W / 39.78194°N 84.05250°W / 39.78194; -84.05250
Owner Wright State University
Operator Wright State University
Capacity 10,400 (Basketball)
9,919 (Ice Hockey)
11,500 (End Stage)
Field size Ice surface: 200 x 85 ft (61 x 26 m)
Surface Hardwood/Ice
Broke ground 1988
Opened December 1, 1990
Construction cost US$34.5 million
($62.6 million in 2016 dollars[1])
Architect HOK Sport / KZF Design
Structural engineer KZF Design
Wright State Raiders (NCAA) (1990–present)
Dayton Wings (WBL) (19911992)
Dayton Bombers (ECHL) (1996–2009)
Dayton Warbirds (NIFL) (2005)
Dayton Bulldogs (NIFL) (2006)

The Wright State University Nutter Center (originally Ervin J. Nutter Center and commonly Nutter Center) is a multi-purpose arena located at Wright State University, in the Dayton, Ohio suburb of Fairborn.[2] In addition to hosting the Wright State Raiders basketball team, the Nutter Center serves as a music venue for touring concerts and shows. High schools in the area also commonly use the arena to host graduation ceremonies.


A local businessman and inventor, Ervin J. Nutter, donated $1.5 million to Wright State University in 1986. Funds from both the state of Ohio and the university contributed an additional $8 million to construction efforts which began in 1988. Work was completed twenty months later and on December 1, 1990, the Nutter Center held its first official event.[3]





See also


  1. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  2. "About Fairborn". City of Fairborn. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  3. "Wright State University's Ervin J. Nutter Center Historical Overview". Nutter Center. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
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