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Encyclopedia > Allstate Arena
Allstate Arena
"The Horizon"


Location 6920 Mannheim Rd
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
Broke ground 1977
Opened July 2, 1980
Owner Village of Rosemont
Operator Village of Rosemont
Aramark (catering)
Construction cost $19 million
Former names
Rosemont Horizon (1980-99)
Tenants
Chicago Wolves (IHL/AHL) (1994-present)
Chicago Rush (AFL) (2001-present)
DePaul Blue Demons (1980-present)
Chicago Horizon (MSL) (1980-1981)
Chicago Sting (MSL) (1984-1988)
Chicago Bruisers (AFL) (1987-1989)
Chicago Skyliners (ABA) (2000-2002)
Capacity
17,500 (basketball)
16,000 (Hockey)

Coordinates: 42°0′18.94″N, 87°53′15.88″W The Allstate Arena is a sports arena in Rosemont, Illinois, which is home to the Chicago Wolves hockey club, DePaul University men's basketball, and the Chicago Rush Arena football team. It is located near the intersection of Mannheim Road and Interstate 90, adjacent to O'Hare International Airport. Image File history File links Allstate-arena. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 470 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Allstate Arena in Chicago. ... Rosemont is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, founded in 1956. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Aramark Corporation (NYSE: RMK) is a professional services organization, providing food services, facilities management, hospitality services, and uniforms and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, businesses, prisons, senior living facilities, parks and resorts, correctional institutions, conference centers, convention centers, and public safety professionals... The Chicago Wolves are a hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL) for which it serves as the primary developmental circuit. ... Conference American Division Central Year founded 2001 Home arena Allstate Arena City, State Chicago, Illinois Wild card titles 4: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006 Division titles 2: 2002, 2004 Conference titles 1: 2006 ArenaBowl championships 1: 2006 The Chicago Rush are a 2001 Arena Football League expansion team who are currently... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Not to be confused with DePauw University, a school with a similar spelling. ... The Chicago Horizon were a soccer team based out of Chicago that played in the Major Soccer League. ... This article is about the 1978-1992 Major Indoor Soccer League. ... The Chicago Sting (1975-1988) were a United States professional soccer team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... This article is about the 1978-1992 Major Indoor Soccer League. ... The Chicago Bruisers were a charter member of the Arena Football League, playing in the four-team demonstration season of 1987. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... The Chicago Skyliners was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens basketball league founded in 1999. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... ARENA may refer to either: Nationalist Republican Alliance, a political party in El Salvador. ... Rosemont is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, founded in 1956. ... The Chicago Wolves are a hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Not to be confused with DePauw University, a school with a similar spelling. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Conference American Division Central Year founded 2001 Home arena Allstate Arena City, State Chicago, Illinois Wild card titles 4: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006 Division titles 2: 2002, 2004 Conference titles 1: 2006 ArenaBowl championships 1: 2006 The Chicago Rush are a 2001 Arena Football League expansion team who are currently... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... U.S. Highway 45 is a north-south United States highway. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 90 Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ... ORD redirects here. ...


History

The facility, originally named the Rosemont Horizon, was intended to be the home of the WHA Chicago Cougars, but the franchise folded in 1975. The Village of Rosemont issued $19 million in bonds to finance the cost of the arena with exclusive contracts with Araserv, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and MFG International. World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. ... The Chicago Cougars were a former hockey team in Chicago. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... P. T. Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891), American showman is best remembered for his entertaining hoaxes and for founding the circus that eventually became Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. ...


On August 13, 1979, the uncompleted roof of the Rosemont Horizon collapsed, killing five construction workers and injuring 16 others. The roof, a wooden structure to insulate against noise from nearby O'Hare International Airport, was not properly constructed, and as the final beams were being put into place, a strong breeze blew the entire structure down. Over 53 percent of the required connection bolts were missing from the building's roof. 944 girder bolts required for the connections had already been installed, though only 444 were in place; of these, 338 had no nuts. However, the primary cause of the collapse was the fact that the roof construction was behind schedule, causing the 300'+ roof girders to have no lateral stability. Estimated damages caused by the collapse was $3 million. The roof was later rebuilt to specifications by a different contractor, and the arena was completed. August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ...


In 1999, Allstate Insurance Company paid $20 million to renovate it and gain its naming rights. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Allstate Corporation NYSE: ALL is the largest publicly held personal lines insurer in the United States. ... Naming rights are the right to name a piece of property, either tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for financial considerations. ...


The arena is a Midwestern cornerstone for the WWE. It has hosted WrestleMania 2, WrestleMania 13, and WrestleMania 22. It has also hosted Survivor Series 1989, Judgment Day 1998, Backlash 2001, and the very first WWF pay-per-view event, The Wrestling Classic. It will host No Mercy 2007. It also hosted the first WCW Spring Stampede in 1994. That same year it additionally hosted the Great Midwest Conference men’s basketball tournament. The building hosted the NCAA basketball tournament three times: the 1987 and 1993 Midwest Regional first and second round games, and the 2005 Chicago Regional Finals. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... WrestleMania 2 was the second annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation (although the first WrestleMania was only on pay-per-view in select areas). ... WrestleMania 13, subtitled Heat, was the thirteenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... WrestleMania 22 was the twenty-second annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Survivor Series 1989 was the third annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for the World Wrestling Federation. ... Judgment Day is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Backlash is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which started in 1999 and is held in April. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... The Wrestling Classic, was a World Wrestling Federation pay-per-view event that took place on November 7, 1985 from the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois. ... WWE No Mercy is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view event. ... World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which, in its proper form, existed from 1988 to 2001. ... Spring Stampede was a professional wrestling pay-per-view from World Championship Wrestling held in the month of April in 1994 and then from 1997 to 2000. ... The Great Midwest Conference was an NCAA Division I athletics conference. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


Reference

"Engineering Disasters." Modern Marvels. The History Channel, . 13 Apr 2004. Broadcast. 20 Apr 2006


External links

  • Official Website
Preceded by
Madison Square Garden
Host of WrestleMania 2
w/ Nassau Coliseum & L.A. Sports Arena

1986
Succeeded by
Pontiac Silverdome
Preceded by
Arrowhead Pond
Host of WrestleMania 13
1997
Succeeded by
Fleet Center
Preceded by
Staples Center
Host of WrestleMania 22
2006
Succeeded by
Ford Field
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