A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ARENA

Fri, 20 May '22
Political ___
Sun, 24 Apr '22
Sizable urban construction project
Mon, 14 Mar '22
Big sports venue
Mon, 3 Jan '22
Barclays Center in Brooklyn, for one
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