Hamvention to relocate in 2017

Hamvention 2014. (WDTN Photo)
Hamvention at Hara Arena. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – While Hara Arena is closing its doors Hamvention will be finding a new place in Dayton for next year.

According to an update on the National Association for Amateur Radio website Hamvention will stay in Dayton but will be held at a new, yet-to-be-disclosed location.

READ MORE: Hara Arena closing its doors after 50 years

“The Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) regrets to inform our many vendors, visitors and stakeholders that, unfortunately, Hara has announced the closing of their facility,” a news release from Hamvention General Chair Ron Cramer.

“We all believe this new venue will be a spectacular place to hold our beloved event,” Cramer said. “Please rest assured we will have the event on the same weekend and, since it will be in the region, the current accommodations and outside events already planned for Hamvention 2017 should not be affected.”

Hamvention attracted more than 25,000 visitors this spring and is worth millions of dollars to the Dayton area economy.


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