Chicago Stadium

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Built in 1929, Chicago Stadium was the crowning achievement of local sports promoter Paddy Harmon. The largest sports arena in the world when it was built, the stadium was completed at a total cost of $9.5 million. The "Madhouse on Madison" witnessed an active 65-year reign as the city's greatest auditorium. Home to both the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bulls, the stadium's attendance eclipsed that of others around the nation as it hosted numerous boxing matches, the first playoff game of the National Football League, rodeo competitions, and concerts (featuring Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and later KISS) among other events. Chicago Stadium fell to the wrecking ball in 1995.
ISBN: 9780738583075
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of Sports
Images: 180
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Paul Michael Peterson, a native Chicagoan, is an instructor at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. His previous books include Chicago's Soldier Field, Chicago's Wrigley Field, and Swedish Chicago.
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