Allstate Arena
Allstate Arena (originally Rosemont Horizon) is a multi-purpose arena, in Rosemont, Illinois. It is home to the DePaul University's men's basketball team, the Chicago Wolves, of the AHL, the Chicago Sky, of the WNBA and the Chicago Rush, of the AFL. It is located near the intersection of Mannheim Road and Interstate 90, adjacent to the city limits of Chicago and O'Hare International Airport.

History
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 Rosemont Horizon was featured in the 1985 music video " Big City Nights" by The Scorpions. In 1999, Allstate Insurance Company paid $20 million to renovate it and gain its naming rights. 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.

Events

Sports
Allstate Arena is primarily known as being the home to the DePaul Blue Demons basketball program since its opening in 1980. Prior to that, the Blue Demons played at Alumni Hall, an on-campus arena constructed in 1956. That gym has since been replaced with McGrath Gymnasium, the home to the women's basketball program. The building hosted the NCAA basketball tournament three times: the 1987 and 1993 Midwest Regional first and second round games, and the 2005 Chicago Regional Finals. The Allstate Arena is also the standard venue when WWE visits Chicago. It is one of two venues (the other being Madison Square Garden) to host WrestleMania three times: namely part of WrestleMania 2 in 1986, WrestleMania 13 in 1997, and WrestleMania 22 in 2006. The venue also hosted No Mercy 2007, Judgment Day 2009 and Night of Champions 2010. The Arena is to host Money in the Bank on July 17, 2011. When it was called Rosemont Horizon, the arena hosted Spring Stampede 1994. During the mid-1990s, Rosemont Horizon was the standard venue for WCW visits in Chicago; having replaced the UIC Pavilion, but was eventually dropped in favor of the United Center. On October 25, 2008, the Allstate Arena hosted UFC 90, the first Ultimate Fighting Championship event in the state of Illinois. The Professional Bull Riders brought their Built Ford Tough Series tour for events in 2006 and 2008. The Chicago Sky announced on August 17, 2009 that the team will play the 2010 WNBA season at the Allstate Arena after reaching a multi-year contract agreement with the arena. Loyola University Chicago also played its home games at the Rosemont Horizon in the 1990s, until the on campus Gentile Center was built.

Concerts
  • Fleetwood Mac - March 14”“15, 1980 (Arena's inaugural event), November 20, 1997, June 26”“27, 2003 and March 5”“6, 2009
  • Queen - September 19, 1980, with Dakota
  • Journey - September 29, 1981, with The Greg Kihn Band, May 21”“24, 1982, June 10”“12, 1983 and October 4, 1986
  • AC/DC - November 19”“21, 1981, November 9, 1983, September 21, 1985, September 9, 1988, January 25, 1991 and October 30 and November 1, 2008
  • The Rolling Stones - November 23”“25, 1981
  • The Grateful Dead - December 6, 1981, April 13”“15, 1988, April 11”“13, 1989, March 9”“11, 1993 and March 16”“18, 1994
  • The Allman Brothers Band - December 27, 1981, with Molly Hatchet
  • Rush - 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, November 1, 1991, with Primus and March 29”“30, 1994
  • The Police - February 1, with The Go-Go's and March 28, with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, 1982, February 19, 1984 and May 10, 2008, with Fiction Plane and Elvis Costello & The Imposters
  • The Who - October 5”“6 and December 8, 1982
  • Aerosmith - November 24”“25, 1982, July 12, 1984, December 2, 1987, October 23, 2001, with The Cult and Fuel and September 24, 2007
  • ZZ Top - July 15, 1983, with Sammy Hagar, February 26”“27, 1986 and February 15”“17, 1991
  • David Bowie - August 1”“3, 1983 and August 21”“22, 1987
  • Robert Plant - August 29, 1983, July 10, 1985, December 15, 1988 and September 20, 1990
  • Ozzy Osbourne - March 3, 1984, with Mötley Crüe and December 15, 2007, with Rob Zombie
  • Yes - March 8”“9, 1984, November 25, 1987, May 6, 1991, November 14, 1997 and May 4, 2004
  • Van Halen - March 13, 1984, April 22”“23, 1986, October 25, 1988, April 14, 1995, May 16, 1998, October 16, 2007 and May 30, 2008
  • Scorpions - May 20”“21 and 23, 1984, with Bon Jovi, February 28, 2003 and October 29, 2004
  • Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - July 23”“24 and September 8 and 10-11, 1981 and July 15 and 17-18, 1984
  • Roger Waters - July 26, 1984
  • Prince - December 9”“14, 1984, with The Revolution, Apollonia 6 and Sheila E., September 17”“19, 1988 and June 25, July 22”“24 and August 3, 2004, with The New Power Generation
  • Iron Maiden - December 21, 1984, March 11, 1987, June 23, 1988, March 4, 1991, October 18, 2006 and June 11, 2008, with Lauren Harris
  • Phil Collins - June 17, 1985, June 14”“17, 1990 and July 20”“21, 1994
  • Tina Turner - September 11”“12, 1985, March 25, with Lionel Richie and May 27, with Joe Cocker, 2000 and October 6, 2008
  • Mötley Crüe - November 1, 1985, with Autograph, July 16, 1987, with Whitesnake, November 28, 1989, with Warrant, October 15, 1997, with Cheap Trick and March 10, 2005
  • Amnesty International - June 13, 1986 ( A Conspiracy of Hope Benefit Concert, headlined by U2 and Sting and also featured Bryan Adams, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Joan Baez, The Neville Brothers and The Police.)
  • U2 - April 29 and October 28”“30, 1987 and March 31, 1992, with The Pixies
  • Pink Floyd - September 25”“28, 1987 and May 21”“22, 1988
  • Def Leppard - October 22”“23, 1987 and October 13”“14, 1988
  • George Michael - September 6”“7, 1988 and October 20, 1991
  • Michael Jackson - April 19”“21, 1988
  • Bon Jovi - March 24, 1989, March 5, 1993 and November 20, 2000
  • Paul McCartney - December 3”“5, 1989
  • Janet Jackson - April 8”“9, 1990, December 1, 1993, July 24”“25, with Usher and October 16, with 'N Sync, 1998 and September 25, 2008
  • Madonna - May 23”“24, 1990
  • Poison - December 7, 1990
  • Paula Abdul - November 1”“3, 1991
  • Metallica - December 5”“7, 1991, with Metal Church, February 7”“9, 1997, January 4”“5, 2000, August 27”“28, 2004, with Godsmack and January 26”“27, 2009, with Machine Head and The Sword
  • Guns N' Roses - April 9, 1992, November 18, 2002, with Weezer and November 27, 2006
  • Peter Gabriel - July 10, 1993
  • Depeche Mode - October 28”“29, 1993, November 24”“25, 1998, with Stabbing Westward and November 29, 2005, with The Raveonettes
  • Mariah Carey - November 17, 1993
  • Whitney Houston - July 2, 1994
  • Page & Plant - April 28”“29, 1995
  • Phish - October 31, 1995, October 3, 1999, September 22”“23, 2000 and February 20, 2003 (The October 31, 1995 show was released as Live Phish Volume 14 and featured a cover of The Who's Quadrophenia , in its entirety)
  • KISS - July 14 and 16 and October 21, 1996, December 29, 1998 and May 11”“12, 2000
  • Oasis - August 27, 1996, January 17, 1998 and December 12, 2008
  • 311 - August 16, 1997, with Spearhead
  • Tori Amos - July 19, 1998
  • Black Sabbath - January 19, 1999, with Pantera
  • Alanis Morissette - March 9, 1999, with Garbage
  • Cher - September 18, 1999 and February 11, 2000 and October 12”“13, 2003
  • Rage Against the Machine - November 26, 1999
  • Blink-182 - December 4, 1999
  • Korn - March 16”“17, 2000 and July 5, 2002
  • Britney Spears - March 22”“23, 2000, November 28, 2001, April 13, 2004 and April 28”“29, with The Pussycat Dolls and September 9, with Jordan Sparks and Kristinia DeBarge, 2009
  • Diana Ross - July 1, 2000
  • Pearl Jam - October 9, 2000, with Supergrass
  • Anger Management - October 30, 2000 and August 1, 2002
  • Stone Temple Pilots, Linkin Park, Puddle of Mudd, Staind, Static-X, Deadsy and Spike 1000 - October 12, 2001
  • The Dave Matthews Band - December 4”“5, 2000 and April 26”“27, 2002
  • The Backstreet Boys - February 12”“13, 2001
  • Sting - May 18, 2001
  • Pantera, Slayer, Morbid Angel and others - July 3, 2001 (Pantera's last show in Illinois)
  • Slipknot - October 9, 2001, with System of a Down, No One and American Head Charge, March 11, 2005, with Lamb of God and Shadows Fall and January 30, 2009, with Coheed And Cambria and Trivium
  • Luis Miguel - February 11, 2002, October 18, 2005 and October 23, 2008
  • 'N Sync - April 4”“5, 2002
  • Scott Alderman's Tattoo the Earth - August 2”“4, 2002 (The show featured performances by Slipknot, Slayer, Sevendust, Sepultura, Hed PE, Mudvayne, downset., Hatebreed, Full Devil Jacket, Famous, Amen, U.P.O., Nothingface, PPM, Cold, Relative Ash, Systematic, Six Feet Under, Candiria, Lamb of God, God Forbid, Darkest Hour, Unearth, All That Remains, Dropkick Murphys, Sick of It All, Tiger Army, Converge, The Unseen, Reach the Sky, Stretch Arm Strong, Kill Your Idols and Nashville Pussy. It also featured 42 tattoo artists from Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Malaysia, Manitoba, Spain, Switzerland and the US.)
  • No Doubt - October 11, 2002, with Good Charlotte and The Distillers
  • American Idol Live! - October 15, 2002, August 19, 2006, August 7, 2007, July 19, 2008 and September 2, 2009
  • Maná - October 31, 2002, October 9”“10, 2003, March 22”“23 and October 4, 2007
  • Bob Dylan - November 1, 2002
  • Christina Aguilera - July 22, 2003 and April 21, 2007
  • Justin Timberlake - July 22, 2003 and March 12”“13, 2007
  • Dave Matthews & Friends - December 22, 2003
  • Beyoncé, Alicia Keys and Missy Elliott - April 2, 2004, with Tamia
  • Hilary Duff - July 30, 2004 and July 19, 2005
  • Jay-Z - September 29-30, 2004, with R. Kelly
  • Duran Duran - March 18, 2005
  • Green Day - August 10, 2005, with Jimmy Eat World
  • Nine Inch Nails - October 7, 2005, with Queens of the Stone Age and Autolux
  • Gwen Stefani - October 28, 2005, with The Black Eyed Peas
  • Queen + Paul Rodgers - March 23, 2006
  • Tim McGraw and Faith Hill - April 28”“30, 2006
  • Tool - September 18, 2006, with Isis
  • The Cheetah Girls - September 29, 2006, with Miley Cyrus and Jordan Pruitt
  • High School Musical - January 19, 2007, with Jordan Pruitt
  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers - February 27, 2007
  • My Chemical Romance - March 1, 2007, with Rise Against
  • Nickelback - March 2, 2007, with Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin, March 12, 2009, with Seether and Saving Abel and May 18, 2010, with Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown and Sick Puppies
  • Ricky Martin - April 25, 2007
  • Heaven & Hell - May 5, 2007, with Megadeth and Machine Head
  • T.I. and Ciara - August 10, 2007
  • RBD - September 28, 2007 and March 16, 2008
  • Fall Out Boy - October 20, 2007
  • Miley Cyrus - December 8, 2007, with The Jonas Brothers
  • The Jonas Brothers - February 22, 2008, with Rooney and July 10”“11, 2009, with Honor Society, Jordan Sparks and Wonder Girls
  • The Foo Fighters - February 25, 2008
  • Avril Lavigne - March 21, 2008
  • Juanes - April 2, 2008
  • Santana - April 19, 2008
  • The Cure - May 17, 2008
  • Alicia Keys - June 7, 2008 and March 3, 2010
  • Angels & Airwaves and Weezer - October 2, 2008
  • New Kids on the Block - October 4 and 24, 2008
  • Avenged Sevenfold and Buckcherry - February 27, 2009, with Papa Roach and Saving Abel
  • The Dead - May 4”“5, 2009
  • Fall Out Boy, Cobra Starship, All Time Low, Metro Station and Hey Monday - May 9, 2009
  • Andrea Bocelli - June 12, 2009
  • Demi Lovato - July 24, 2009, with David Archuleta
  • P!nk - September 26, 2009, with The Ting Tings
  • Taylor Swift - October 9”“10, 2009
  • B96 Sobe Lifewater Jingle Bash - December 12, 2009 and December 11, 2010
  • Michael Bublé - March 27 and December 4, 2010, with Naturally 7
  • James Taylor and Carole King - May 24, 2010
  • The Black Eyed Peas - August 13, 2010
  • Shakira - October 29, 2010
  • The Trans-Siberian Orchestra - November 26, 2010
  • Usher - December 3, 2010, with Miguel and Trey Songz
  • George Strait and Reba McEntire - March 5, 2011, with Lee Ann Womack


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