- Allstate Arena
stadium_name =Allstate Arena
nickname ="The Horizon"
location =6920 Mannheim Rd
July 2 1980
owner =Village of Rosemont
operator =Village of Rosemont
former_names =Rosemont Horizon (1980–99)
Chicago Wolves(IHL/AHL) (1994-present) Chicago Rush(AFL) (2001-present)
DePaul Blue Demons (1980-present)
Chicago Horizon(MISL) (1980–1981) Chicago Sting(MISL) (1984–1988) Chicago Bruisers(AFL) (1987–1989) Chicago Skyliners(ABA) (2000–2002)
seating_capacity =20,000 (basketball)
20,000 Arena Football The Allstate Arena is a
sports arenain Rosemont, Illinois, which is home to the Chicago Wolveshockey club, DePaul Universitymen's basketball, and the Chicago Rush Arena footballteam. It is located near the intersection of Mannheim Road and Interstate 90, adjacent to O'Hare International Airport.
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.
August 13, 1979, the uncompleted East Wall of the Rosemont Horizon collapsed, killing five construction workers and injuring 16 others.
1999, Allstate Insurance Company paid $20 million to renovate it and gain its naming rights.Allstate Arena still holds the record for most consecutive sold out World Wrestling Federation events at 16 spanning from 1992-2005. The arena is a Midwestern cornerstone for World Wrestling Entertainment. It has hosted three WrestleManias (2, 13, and 22), as well as several other pay-per-view events including the 1989 Survivor Series, Judgment Day 1998, Backlash 2001, The Wrestling Classic, and No Mercy 2007. It also hosted the first WCW Spring Stampedein 1994. It is also where Chris Jerichodebuted in the WWEon August 8, 1999. That same year it additionally hosted the Great Midwest Conferencemen’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.
December 14, 2003, the floor at the Allstate Arena was named Ray and Marge Meyer Court in honor of Meyer, longtime coach of the DePaul Blue Demons and inductee of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
October 25, 2008, the Allstate Arena will host UFC 90, the first Ultimate Fighting Championshipevent in the state of Illinois.
Fleetwood Mac- Tusk Tour - Opening act of the Rosemont Horizon - March 14, 1980and March 15, 1980
Paula Abdul- Under My Spell Tour- November 1 - 3 1991
Britney Spears- Crazy 2K Tour- March 22and March 23, 2000and The Onyx Hotel Tour- April 13, 2004
Michael Jacksonperformed 3 concerts in 1988 during his record breaking Bad World Tourwith a sell-out crowd of 20,000 per night.
Styxfilmed their September 1996 concert here which would be later released as "Return to Paradise".
The Police- The Police Reunion Tour- May 10, 2008played their final concert ever in Chicago with Elvis Costello and the Imposters
Foo Fighterson February 25, 2008
Fall Out Boy's Young Wild Things Touron October 20, 2007
Maná- Revolución de Amor Tour- October 31, 2002and October 9and October 10, 2003
Maná- Amar es Combatir Tour- March 22, March 23, and October 4, 2007
Phish's 1995 Halloween concert; October 3, 1999; September 22-23, 2000; February 20, 2003
Queen + Paul Rodgers- Queen + Paul Rodgers Touron March 23, 2006
Aerosmith- Final public show on their 2007 World Tour on September 24, 2007
Van Halen- Roth reunion tour. October 16, 2007
Hannah Montana- Best of Both Worlds Tour- December 8, 2007
My Chemical Romancewith Rise Againston the Black Parade Concert March 1, 2007
Blond Ambition Tour May 23and May 24, 1990
Juanes- La Vida World Tour - March 2008
RBD- Tour Celestial 2007- September 28 2007
RBD- Empezar desde Cero Tour 2008- March 16 2008
Avril Lavigne- The Best Damn Tour- March 21 2008
Van Halen- Second to last show on their Roth reunion tour - May 30 2008
Janet Jackson- Rock Witchu Tour 2008 - September 25 2008
Tina Turner- "" - October 6th 2008
New Kids On The Block- Reunion Tour 2008 - October 4 & October 24 2008
* Iron Maiden - Somewhere Back in Time Tour 2008 - June 11, 2008
Weezer/ Angels & Airwaves- October 2, 2008
AC/DC- Black Ice World Tour- October 30, 2008
"Engineering Disasters." Modern Marvels. The History Channel, . 13 Apr 2004. Broadcast. 20 Apr 2006
* [http://www.allstatearena.com Official Website]
title = Host of
w/ Nassau Coliseum & L.A. Sports Arena
years = 1986
Madison Square Garden
Pontiac Silverdomesuccession box
title = Host of
years = 1997
before = Arrowhead Pond
after = Fleet Centersuccession box
title = Host of
years = 2006
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