Allstate Arena
"The Horizon", "Rosemont"
AllState Arena.jpg
Location 6920 N. Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, Illinois 60018
Broke ground 1977
Opened July 2, 1980
Owner Village of Rosemont
Operator Village of Rosemont
Construction cost $19 million
Former names Rosemont Horizon (1980–99)
Tenants Chicago Wolves (IHL / AHL) (1994-present)
DePaul University Blue Demons (1980-present)
Chicago Sky (WNBA) (2010-future)
Chicago Rush (Arena Football League) (2001-2008)
Chicago Horizon (Major Soccer League) (1980–1981)
Chicago Sting (MISL) (1984–1988)
Chicago Bruisers (AFL) (1987–1989)
Chicago Skyliners (American Basketball Association) (2000–2002)
Capacity Concerts: 18,500
Basketball: 17,500
Ice hockey / Arena Football: 16,000

The Allstate Arena is an arena in Rosemont, Illinois, which is home to the Chicago Wolves hockey club, DePaul University men's basketball, Chicago Sky (WNBA) basketball organization and was the home of the defunct Chicago Rush Arena football team. It is located near the intersection of Mannheim Road and Interstate 90, adjacent to O'Hare International Airport.

History[edit | edit source]

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.

On August 13, 1979, the uncompleted roof of the Rosemont Horizon collapsed, killing five construction workers and injuring 16 others.

In 1999, the Allstate Insurance Company paid $20 million to renovate it and gain its naming rights. That same year, it hosted the Great Midwest Conference men’s basketball tournament. The building hosted the National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament three times: the 1987 and 1993 Midwest Regional first and second round games, and the 2005 Chicago Regional Finals.

References[edit | edit source]

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

External links[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
first arena
Home of Chicago Wolves
1994 – present
Succeeded by

Current arenas in the American Hockey League (as of 2016-17 season)
Eastern Conference Blue Cross Arena  · Dunkin' Donuts Center · Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena  · GIANT Center  · MassMutual Center  · Mile One Centre  · Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza  · Oncenter War Memorial Arena  · PPL Center  · Ricoh Coliseum  · Times Union Center  · Utica Memorial Auditorium  · Webster Bank Arena  · XL Center
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