Chicago Stadium (Images of Sports) (Paperback)

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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738583075
ISBN-10: 0738583073
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2011
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of Sports