Wharton Field House

Wharton Field House is an arena in Moline, Illinois. It hosted the NBA's Tri-Cities Blackhawks from 1946 until they left for Milwaukee in 1951, and the CBA's Quad City Thunder from 1987 until the team moved its home games to the MARK of the Quad Cities (now known as the i wireless Center) in 1993. The arena holds 6,000 people and was built in 1928. It is the current home of the Moline Maroons, the local high school team. The high school also holds its graduation there. In 2004, USA Today named it one of the top places to watch high school basketball. 4-02-25-ten-great-hoops-other_x.htm Recently it has become the home of the Moline school district Chili Challenge.

Coordinates: 41°29′31″N 90°30′38″W / 41.4918315°N 90.5106068°W / 41.4918315; -90.5106068


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