Allstate Arena

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Allstate Arena
The Allstate Arena in Rosemont
The Allstate Arena in Rosemont
Earlier names

Rosemont Horizon (1980-1999)

place 6920 Mannheim Road Rosemont , Illinois 60018
United StatesUnited States
Coordinates 42 ° 0 ′ 19 ″  N , 87 ° 53 ′ 16 ″  W Coordinates: 42 ° 0 ′ 19 ″  N , 87 ° 53 ′ 16 ″  W
owner Rosemont parish
operator Rosemont
Aramark Municipality (Catering)
start of building 1977
opening 2nd July 1980
surface Parquet
PVC - flooring
artificial turf
costs 19 million US dollars
capacity 18,500 seats (concerts)
17,500 seats (basketball)
16,692 seats (ice hockey)
16,143 seats (arena football)

The Allstate Arena is a multi-purpose hall in Rosemont in Cook County of the US state of Illinois . The arena is used by sports teams from Chicago, around 30 kilometers away, and is around 5 kilometers north of O'Hare International Airport , Chicago's largest airport. Around 150 events take place in the building every year. The arena is currently the venue for the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL).


Interior of the Allstate Arena

After construction began in 1977, the building was completed in 1980, was intended as a venue for the Chicago Cougars ( WHA ) and was to be named O'Hare Sports Arena . Due to financial difficulties, the owners of the Cougars could no longer secure the financing of the building. The community of Rosemont bought the building land with the help of bonds and long-term lease agreements (e.g. the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus , MFG International or Araserv) and built the Rosemont Horizon on it .

Allstate Arena satellite image

The Chicago Sky hall used to be the home of the WNBA women's basketball league and the DePaul University men's basketball team , the DePaul Blue Demons ( NCAA ). The DePaul Blue Demons have been competing in the newly built Wintrust Arena since 2017 . Furthermore, the Chicago Horizon , ( MISL , 1980–1981), the Chicago Sting ( MISL , 1984–1988), the Chicago Bruisers ( AFL , 1987–1989) and the Chicago Skyliners , ( ABA , 2000–2002) and the Chicago Rush ( AFL , 2001-2008, 2010-2013) played their games in Rosemont.

On August 14, 1979, the roof of the 90% completed multi-purpose hall collapsed. Five construction workers were killed and 16 others were injured. On July 2nd, 1980 the inauguration of the sports arena took place. The first event was a concert by Fleetwood Mac , which took place on March 14, 1980 before the official opening. In 1999, Allstate Insurance Company paid $ 30 million for the naming rights and renovation of the multi-purpose hall. In 2003 the basketball field was named Ray and Marge Meyer Court after Ray Meyer , a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame , and his wife Marge. Ray Meyer was a basketball coach at DePaul University from 1942 to 1984 . On August 17, 2009, the Chicago Sky WNBA team and the operators of the Allstate Arena signed a multi-year contract for the use of the hall. For the 2017 WNBA season, the team moved to the new Wintrust Arena .

Singer Corey Taylor ( Slipknot ) at a 2009 concert at the Allstate Arena

Events and concerts


The Allstate Arena is next to the Madison Square Garden in New York where the only venue the WWE - Wrestling tournament Wrestlemania (1997, 2006 1986) was a guest three times. Other WWE tournaments such as Judgment Day in 2009 or Night of Champions 2010 were held in Rosemont. The Allstate Arena was home to the WCW events in Chicago until the mid-1990s until the United Center with over 20,000 seats was inaugurated in 1994 . In 2006 and 2008, the Built Ford Tough Series of the international bull rider organization Professional Bull Riders was on display in Rosemont. The wrestling events WWE Money in the Bank (2011), WWE Extreme Rules (2012) and WWE Payback (2013) were held in the arena.

WWE Champion Triple H at WWE No Mercy 2007 at Allstate Arena


The Allstate Arena has been a frequent concert venue throughout its history.

Web links

Commons : Allstate Arena  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Report on the collapse of the hall roof ( Memento from January 23, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) (English)
  2. Chicago Sky play in 2010 at the Allstate Arena (English)