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Chicago Stadium, Illinois Paul Michael Peterson

Chicago Stadium, Illinois

Paul Michael Peterson

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ISBN : 9780738583075
Paperback
128 pages
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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 witnessedMoreBuilt 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 citys greatest auditorium. Home to both the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bulls, the stadiums 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.