A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ARENA

Sun, 5 Sep '21
Word before rock or football
Mon, 30 Aug '21
Setting for a rock concert
Fri, 20 Aug '21
Joe Louis in Detroit, for one
Sun, 15 Aug '21
Fight site
Mon, 9 Aug '21
Venue with tiered seating
Sun, 20 Jun '21
Fight setting
Sat, 17 Apr '21
Impressive spot to sell out
Sun, 31 Jan '21
Bowl, e.g.
Mon, 18 Jan '21
Boxing venue