Rhode Island Auditorium was an indoor arena in Providence, Rhode Island, at 1111 North Main Street. It hosted the NBA's Providence Steamrollers from 1946 until 1949, and the Providence Reds ice hockey team until the Providence Civic Center (now the Dunkin' Donuts Center) was opened in 1972. The arena held 5,300 people and opened in 1926. Through the years, a myriad of events including The Ice Capades, public skating, boxing, concerts, and religious events were held at the old barn. After the Reds departed for the downtown Civic Center, the Auditorium, for a time, became a tennis venue. It was torn down in 1989 and parking affiliated with The Miriam Hospital now occupies the site. Four years ago, the Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society, a group formed to remember the defunct hockey team, marked the site with a plaque commemorating the team's existence.
Latitude: 41° 51' 1.39" N
Longitude: -71° 24' 3.80" W
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