The Allstate Arena has become one of the most beloved facilities to catch intense sports action and some
of the best concerts in the country. The facility was originally called the Rosemont Horizon and was built to house the Chicago
Horizons of the Major Indoor Soccer League. But when the franchise was sold, the arena became the home of the DePaul University
Blue Demons and several other professional and semi-professional sports teams. The arena can hold more than 18,500 patrons,
and is known for hosting basketball, hockey and arena football games. The facility came to be after The Village of Rosemont
voted in a bond election to allow the $19 million arena to be constructed. The cost of the building also included contracts
with Araserv, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and MFG International., Larry H. Miller helped to secure the
funds for the facility. The project took two years to complete, and opened in May of 1980.
In addition to sporting events,
the arena also served as a place for concerts featuring chart-topping artists. Since the facility opened, it has hosted arena
football games, WrestleMania, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the Build Ford Tough bull riding series and a plethora of
live performances by some of the biggest acts in the world. Upcoming concerts will include appearances by 30 Seconds to Mars,
Grouplove, Ariana Grande and Austin Mahone.
Allstate Arena is home to several sports
teams that bring thousands of visitors to the arena every year. The DePaul Blue Demons provide fans with all of the net-swishing
action they can handle when they come out to cheer on their favorite college basketball team at the arena. And the Chicago
Sky WNBA team provides all of the thrills and chills of a professional basketball experience in this state-of—the-art
facility. The arena is also home to the Chicago Wolves of the AFL, who bring body-checking excitement to local hockey fans.
The stadium has been the site for several playoff games featuring the Chicago Sky and the DePaul University basketball team,
and it continues to be a venue full of excitement and non-stop sports action.
The stadium has not only been the site
of numerous net-swishing battles between professional basketball teams, but it has also been the site of many other exciting
events including WrestleMania events. In fact, the arena is the standard venue for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) when
they visit the Windy City. The arena has hosted WrestleMania several times, as well as other WWE events that drew thousands
And the stadium isn't just about sports. It also hosts some of the most exciting concerts and live musical
performances in the country. The coming year will bring live performances from chart-topping artists like Ariana Grande and
Pitbull, as well as appearances by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
stadium is located directly northwest of Chicago. This picturesque city, which is actually considered a village, is a thriving
area for commercial activity. This gated community hosts thousands of visitors each year who come to the city for its sporting
and entertainment events. Entertainers and tourists have enjoyed the city so much, that many of them have made return visits.
It contains the headquarters for the Big Ten Conference and hosts regional and semifinal games for the NCAA Men's Division
I Basketball Tournament.
When game time comes, you don't want to be stuck trying
to find a parking spot. Finding a suitable parking location for your car, SUV, truck or RV is crucial to an enjoyable experience
at the stadium. There are several options when it comes to parking near the stadium, all of which are within walking distance
of the park. And although you might have to pay a nominal parking fee, it is worth it. Parking is available two hours before
events, but tailgating is prohibited.
The arena is located near Chicago O'Hare International Airport. So, if you're
coming into town to see your favorite team take on a fierce opponent or a concert by your favorite artist, you won't have
to go far to make it to the arena on time.
Prime seating is available throughout the arena. And with excellent sightlines
and a state-of-the-art sound and visual system, every seat is a good one. Seating is configured differently for every event,
but the center of the stage, ice or court can be seen from every seat.
The Allstate Arena is not
only the place to catch all of the best sports action in the Chicago area, but it is also the place to help the environment.
The arena is considered a "green" facility because it includes numerous conservation practices including recycling, reducing
energy consumption and reducing waste. Fans are encouraged to deposit their plastic cups and bottles into recycling receptacles,
and the building is equipped with occupancy sensors that reduce energy consumption by 150,000 watts. Since 2010, the arena
has recycled more than 400,000 cups and continues to increase the number of recycled products.