Playing Fields & Venues

Playing Fields & Venues in Dayton, Ohio


Compiled by Tom Archdeacon


Dayton Gym Club

  • Early 1950s voted one of best fight clubs in nation
  • Nearly two dozen world champs fought at Dayton Gym Club, beginning in late 1890s.
  • World welterweight title changed hands at Gym Club when Honey Mellody was knocked out in 15 rounds by Frank Mantell, November 1, 1907.
  • Fistic home of several Dayton Golden Gloves teams over years

Westwood Field

  • Welterweight Jack Britton lost his title in 20 rounds to Kid Lewis, June 25, 1917.
  • Jack Dempsey knocked out Terry Keller in 5 rounds in 1918.
  • Several other world champs fought here.


Memorial Hall


Dayton Opera House


Triangle Park


Hara Arena