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Chicago Stadium

Former indoor stadium in Chicago, Illinois, United States / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Chicago Stadium was an indoor arena in Chicago that opened in 1929, closed in 1994 and was demolished in 1995. It was the home of the National Hockey League's Chicago Blackhawks and the National Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls.

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Chicago Stadium
"The Madhouse on Madison"
Chicago Stadium in 1984, ten years before closure, and eleven years before demolition
Address1800 West Madison Street
Chicago, Illinois
United States
Coordinates41°52′54″N 87°40′22″W[1]
OwnerChicago Stadium Corp.
OperatorChicago Stadium Corp.
Capacity18,676 (basketball)
17,317 (ice hockey)
18,472 (ice hockey with standing room)
Broke groundJuly 2, 1928[2]
OpenedMarch 28, 1929
ClosedSeptember 9, 1994
DemolishedFebruaryMay 1995[3]
Construction cost$9.5 million
($162 million in 2022 dollars[4])
ArchitectHall, Lawrence & Ratcliffe, Inc.[5]
Chicago Blackhawks (NHL) (1929–1994)
Chicago Stags (BAA/NBA) (1946–1950)
Chicago Majors (ABL) (1961–1963)
Chicago Bulls (NBA) (1967–1994)
Chicago Sting (NASL/MISL) (1980–1988)