UIC Pavilion

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UIC Pavilion
Uic pavilion.JPG
Location 525 South Racine
Chicago, IL 60607
Owner University of Illinois at Chicago
Operator University of Illinois at Chicago
Capacity 9,500
Surface Hardwood
Construction
Broke ground June 1, 1979[1]
Opened May 31, 1982
Renovated 2001
Construction cost $10 million
($24.4 million in 2014 dollars[2])
Architect Skidmore, Owings and Merrill[3]
Tenants
UIC Flames, Windy City Rollers

The UIC Pavilion is a 9,500-seat multi-purpose arena, located at 525 S. Racine Street on the West Side in Chicago, Illinois, USA, which opened in 1982.

Description and History[edit]

The UIC Pavilion is located on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. It opened in 1982. The UIC Pavilion was renovated in 2001, and is rented for many functions and concerts. It is accessible from the CTA Blue Line Racine stop, located one block north of the Pavilion. It is also accessible from the #7 Harrison Bus and the #60 Blue Island/26th Bus. It also hosted UIC's ice hockey team when they competed in the CCHA as well as the 1984, 1999, and 2000 Horizon League men's basketball conference tournament. The UIC Pavilion is home to the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames basketball team and the former home of the Chicago Sky WNBA team. It is the home of the Windy City Rollers of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association.[4] From 2004-2006 it also housed the Chicago Storm Major Indoor Soccer League team before they moved into the newly constructed Sears Centre. The UIC Pavilion was the home arena for Jim Crockett Promotions and WCW Wrestling in the late 80's and early 90's. It was the site of 3 PPV events: Starrcade 87, Chi-Town Rumble and Halloween Havoc 90. When used as a concert venue the arena seats up to 10,075 for end-stage shows, 7,924 for 3/4-house shows, and 5,878 for 1/2-house shows. The venue continues to be a regular host for major rock concerts, including notable sets from Green Day[5] to Phish.[6]

Notable Events[edit]

1980's[edit]

1990's[edit]

2000's[edit]

2010's[edit]

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Events and tenants
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Chicago Storm

2004 – 2006
Succeeded by
Sears Centre
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Chicago Sky

2006 – 2009
Succeeded by
Allstate Arena

Coordinates: 41°52′29″N 87°39′22″W / 41.87472°N 87.65611°W / 41.87472; -87.65611