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Allstate Arena (originally Rosemont Horizon) is a multi-purpose arena in Rosemont, Illinois. It is home to the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League, DePaul University's men's basketball team, the Chicago Wolves of the AHL, and the Chicago Sky of the WNBA. It is located near the intersection of Mannheim Road and Interstate 90, adjacent to the city limits of Chicago and O'Hare International Airport.
The facility, originally named Rosemont Horizon, was intended to be the home of the WHA Chicago Cougars, but the franchise folded in 1975. The Village of Rosemont issued $19 million in bonds to finance the cost of the arena with exclusive contracts with Araserv, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and MFG International.
On August 13, 1979, the uncompleted roof of the Rosemont Horizon collapsed, killing five construction workers and injuring 16 others. The collapse was featured in the "Engineering Disasters" episode of Modern Marvels, first broadcast by The History Channel on April 20, 2006.
The Rosemont Horizon was featured in the 1985 music video "Big City Nights" by Scorpions.
Insurance company Allstate signed a ten-year contract worth more than $10 million on June 9, 1999 to acquire naming rights to the arena and renovate it.
In 1991, Wolff's Flea Market opened its outdoor venue in the parking lot of the Allstate Arena. The flea market is open Sundays April through October. These days, the market attracts hundreds of sellers and thousands of visitors.
On December 14, 2003, the floor at the Allstate Arena was named "Ray and Marge Meyer Court" in honor of Basketball Hall of Famer Ray Meyer and his wife. Meyer coached DePaul's men's team for forty-three seasons and is the school's all-time winningest coach.Advertisement:
- Allstate Arena
6920 N. Mannheim Rd Rosemont, IL 60018
Call at (847) 635-6601
- Village of Rosemont
- Anthony M Rossa
- Allstate Insurance Company
- Rosemont Horizon
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