Cleveland Center Gets New Name

In recognition of a $6.25 million gift, Cleveland’s Convocation Center has changed its name to the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University.

Iris Wolstein created the fund in the memory of her late husband, Bert, who was a Cleveland State Distinguished Alumni.

Since its 1991 opening, the 14,500-seat multi-purpose venue has hosted concerts, family shows, conventions and more.

The center is also home to CSU’s NCAA men and women’s basketball teams, as well as Major Indoor Soccer League’s Cleveland Force, which Mr. Wolstein brought to Cleveland in 1979.