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WesBanco Arena (originally Wheeling Civic Center) is a multi-purpose arena, in Wheeling, West Virginia. It was built in 1977 at a cost of $7 million. It is home to the Wheeling Nailers ice hockey team and the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference wrestling tournament.

It can also be used for conventions, trade shows, concerts, banquets and other events. It features 23,684 square feet (2,200 m2) of space plus 7,500 square feet (700 m2) of meeting room space. These meeting rooms can accommodate parties from ten to several hundred people. The largest meeting room is named "Health Plan Pavilion." The in-house catering department is capable of catering any size event for any needs. The meeting rooms host area Civitan, Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary and Serra's clubs lunches and meetings weekly. During Nailers hockey games and some other events the "Health Plan Pavilion" is open to all ticketed patrons featuring a full-service restaurant and bar.

It was host of the WWF Superstars TV taping on October 2, 1989. This particular episode of Superstars was notable in the fact that John Tenta made his debut as Earthquake. In addition the arena has hosted WWF Monday Night Raw, WWE Friday Night Smackdown and a few WCW Monday Nitro events throughout the late '90s and '00s, with Hulk Hogan making appearances at the venue, with the debut of Kevin Nash in 1996 as part of the would be New World Order (nWo) as a major event that occurred on the program in the arena. The legendary André the Giant has also made appearances.


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