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Allstate Arena

arena in Rosemont, Illinois

Allstate Arena (originally Rosemont Horizon) is a multi-purpose arena in Rosemont, Illinois. It is home to the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League, DePaul University's men's basketball team, the Chicago Wolves of the AHL, and the Chicago Sky of the WNBA. It is located near the intersection of Mannheim Road and Interstate 90, adjacent to the city limits of Chicago and O'Hare International Airport.

Allstate Arena
Allstate Arena.jpg
Former namesRosemont Horizon (1980–1999)
Location6920 North Mannheim Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
Coordinates42°0′19″N 87°53′16″W / 42.00528°N 87.88778°W / 42.00528; -87.88778Coordinates: 42°0′19″N 87°53′16″W / 42.00528°N 87.88778°W / 42.00528; -87.88778
Broke groundSeptember 12, 1978[1]
OpenedMay 11, 1980[2]
OwnerVillage of Rosemont
OperatorVillage of Rosemont
Aramark (catering)
SurfaceMulti-surface
Construction cost$20 million
($60.8 million in 2019 dollars[3])
ArchitectAnthony M. Rossi Architects
General ContractorDegen & Rosato Construction Co.[4]
CapacityConcerts: 18,500
Basketball: 17,500
Ice hockey: 16,692
Arena Football: 16,143
TenantsChicago Horizon (MISL) (1980–1981)
DePaul Blue Demons (1980–2016)
Chicago Sting (MISL) (1984–1988)
WrestleMania 2 (WWE) (1986)
Chicago Bruisers (AFL) (1987–1989)
Chicago Express (WBL) (1988)
Chicago Wolves (IHL / AHL) (1994–present)
WrestleMania 13 (WWE) (1997)
Chicago Skyliners (ABA) (2000–2002)
Chicago Rush (AFL) (2001-2013)
WrestleMania 22 (WWE) (2006)
Chicago Sky (WNBA) (2010–present)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Christiansen, Richard (July 22, 1979). "New Home for Pop, Sports, Greatest Show on Earth". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 22, 2011.
  2. Sjostrom, Joseph (May 12, 1980). "Horizon Dwarfs Its Party". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 22, 2011.
  3. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2008". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
  4. Gorman, John; Enstad, Robert (August 14, 1979). "Probe Arena Roof Cave-In". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 10, 2011.

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