Credit Union 1 Arena

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Credit Union 1 Arena
Uic pavilion.JPG
Former namesUIC Pavilion (1982–2018)
Location525 South Racine Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60607
Coordinates41°52′29″N 87°39′22″W / 41.87472°N 87.65611°W / 41.87472; -87.65611Coordinates: 41°52′29″N 87°39′22″W / 41.87472°N 87.65611°W / 41.87472; -87.65611
OwnerUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
OperatorUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Capacity9,500 (boxing and wrestling), 6,115 (basketball)
Broke groundJune 1, 1979[1]
OpenedMay 31, 1982
Construction cost$10 million
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings and Merrill[2]
UIC Flames (HL) (1982–present)
UIC Flames (CCHA) (1982–1996)
Chicago Cheetahs (RHI) (1994)
Chicago Rockers (CBA) (1994–1996)
Windy City Rollers (WFTDA) (2004–present)
Chicago Storm (MISL II) (2004–2006)
Chicago Sky (WNBA) (2006–2009)
Chicago Eagles (CIF) (2016)

Credit Union 1 Arena (previously known as UIC Pavilion) is a 9,500-seat multi-purpose arena located at 525 S. Racine Avenue on the Near West Side in Chicago, Illinois, which opened in 1982.

Description and history[edit]

Credit Union 1 Arena 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.

Credit Union 1 Arena 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.[3] From 2004 to 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 1980s and early 1990s. It was the site of three 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 ¾-house shows, and 5,878 for ½-house shows. The venue continues to be a regular host for major rock concerts, including notable sets from Green Day[4] to Phish.[5]

In 2016, it was the home the Chicago Eagles of Champions Indoor Football.[6] However, the team went on hiatus for the 2017 season.

Notable events[edit]



  • Halloween Havoc 90 took place October 27, 1990
  • Phish performed here on June 18 and November 25, 1994. Both concerts would be released in full on the band's 2012 box set Chicago '94.[7]
  • The World Air Games, a Long Jump competition, was held at the UIC Pavilion February 16, 1997.[8]


  • Members of the US National men's and women's gymnastics shows participated at an event at the UIC Pavilion in early October 2003.[9]
  • The UIC Pavilion hosted the AIBA 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships, which was the largest AIBA World Championships in its history. It took place October 23- November 3, 2007.
  • WEC 40 took place at the Pavilion on April 25, 2009.


Trump Rally at UIC Pavilion on March 11, 2016 immediately after news of Trump's cancellation of attendance of the event

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Edes, Gordon (May 30, 1979). "Bird, Celtics Signing Set?". Chicago Tribune.
  2. ^ "Circle Builds a Giant". Chicago Tribune. June 9, 1981.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2009-12-28.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Green Day at UIC Pavilion (Chicago) on 8 Nov 2004". Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  5. ^ "Phish UIC Pavilion: Photos". 16 August 2011.
  6. ^ "UIC Pavilion". Chicago Eagles. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  7. ^ "Chicago '94, A Brand New 6-CD Box Set, In Stores July 31". Phish.
  8. ^ "Corrections and Clarifications". Chicago Tribune. Chicago. February 17, 1996. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  9. ^ "They're heels over head". Chicago Tribune. Chicago. October 12, 2003. Retrieved October 12, 2003.
  10. ^ "Uproar on the Lakeshore". WFTDA. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  11. ^ "Larson Wins Senior All-Around Crown At 2010 CoverGirl Classic". Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  12. ^ "2011 CoverGirl Classic". Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  13. ^ "12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates: Day 1". Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  14. ^ "12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates: Day 2". Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  15. ^ "12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates: Day 3". Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  16. ^ "Raisman And Biles Win Titles At The Secret U.S. Classic". Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  17. ^ "Trump cancels Chicago rally, says he didn't want to see anyone hurt". Fox News. 2016-03-12. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  18. ^ "Trump Rally in Chicago Postponed After Clashes". NBC News. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  19. ^ "Trump Rally Postponed in Chicago Amid Safety Concerns". ABC News. March 11, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  20. ^ DelReal, Jenna Johnson, Jose A.; Rucker, Philip (March 11, 2016). "Trump cancels Chicago rally over security concerns". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
  21. ^ "Richard Abraham discusses his upcoming match on Glory 50 on Sports Feed". 15 February 2018.
  22. ^ "UIC To Host 2018 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships". Retrieved July 2, 2014.

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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
Preceded by
Stade Pierre-Mauroy
FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League
Final Venue

Succeeded by