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Frank Sinatra and the First Concert in the Richfield Coliseum's History

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Frank Sinatra and the First Concert in the Richfield Coliseum's History

The Richfield Coliseum had quite a rich history in Northeast Ohio, hosting all types of events throughout its run, including so many different sporting events and concerts. And on October 26, 1974, Frank Sinatra christened the Coliseum as the first event at the new venue, a sold-out concert. Opening its doors for the first time to Old Blue Eyes, the Coliseum began a twenty-year, ultimately ill-fated journey as an arena built in a tough location (though Larry Bird sure loved it). But the Coliseum's demise would be something to worry about later; the arena would get to play host to some of...

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