|Location||525 South Racine Avenue|
Chicago, Illinois 60607
|Owner||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Operator||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Capacity||9,500 (boxing and wrestling), 6,115 (basketball)|
|Broke ground||June 1, 1979|
|Opened||May 31, 1982|
|Construction cost||$10 million|
|Architect||Skidmore, Owings and Merrill|
|UIC Flames (HL) (1982–present)|
UIC Flames (CCHA) (1982–1996)
Chicago Rockers (CBA) (1994–96)
Windy City Rollers (WFTDA) (2004–present)
Chicago Storm (MISL II) (2004–2006)
Chicago Sky (WNBA) (2006–2009)
Chicago Eagles (CIF) (2016)
Description and history
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. 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 to Phish.
- Black Sabbath performed here on November 18, 1983 on their completely sold-out Born Again Tour featuring Deep Purple's Ian Gillan on vocals.
- Bon Jovi performed here on March 4, 1987. Parts of the footage were used in the Wanted Dead or Alive video clip.
- The Grateful Dead performed here April 9, 10, and 11, 1987.
- Madonna performed there as part of her first tour ever, Virgin Tour, in 1985.
- Starrcade 87: Chi-Town Heat took place November 26, 1987
- Metallica performed there on November 17, 1988 as part of the Damaged Justice tour promoting their fourth album, ...And Justice for All.
- Chi-Town Rumble took place February 20, 1989
- The Fire Meets the Fury Tour Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jeff Beck took place October 28, 1989
- Deep Purple performed here on February 16, 17, 1985 on their sold out Perfect Strangers tour
- 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.
- The World Air Games, a Long Jump competition, was held at the UIC Pavilion February 16, 1997.
- Members of the US National men's and women's gymnastics shows participated at an event at the UIC Pavilion in early October 2003.
- 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.
- November 5-7, 2010 the UIC Pavilion hosted the 2010 WFTDA championships series, which was dubbed the Uproar on the Lakeshore.
- July 24, 2011 the UIC Pavilion hosted the 2010 CoverGirl Classic USA Gymnastics event
- July 23, 2011 the UIC Pavilion hosted the 2011 CoverGirl Classic USA Gymnastics event
- May 23 and 24, 2012 the UIC Pavilion hosted the first two days of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. The third day was held at Symphony Center. The event was held in Chicago simultaneous to the 2012 Chicago Summit.
- May 26, 2012 the UIC Pavilion hosted the Secret U.S. Classic USA Gymnastics event.
- Sept 17, 2015, the WNBA Chicago Sky defeated the Indiana Fever 77-72 at the UIC Pavilion before a crowd of 4,098 in game 1 of an Eastern Conference Semifinal series of the 2015 WNBA Playoffs.
- March 11, 2016: Donald Trump canceled his scheduled political rally at the UIC Pavilion. Unrest between Trump supporters and protesters followed.
- Feb 16, 2018, Glory 50: Chicago kickboxing event was held at the UIC Pavilion.
- In April 2018, the UIC Pavilion hosted the NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships.
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- "Green Day at UIC Pavilion (Chicago) on 8 Nov 2004". Last.fm. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
- "Phish UIC Pavilion: Photos". Glidemagazine.com. 16 August 2011.
- "UIC Pavilion". Chicago Eagles. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
- "Chicago '94, A Brand New 6-CD Box Set, In Stores July 31". Phish.
- "Corrections and Clarifications". Chicago Tribune. Chicago. February 17, 1996. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
- "They're heels over head". Chicago Tribune. Chicago. October 12, 2003. Retrieved October 12, 2003.
- "Uproar on the Lakeshore". Wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
- "Larson Wins Senior All-Around Crown At 2010 CoverGirl Classic". Usagym.org. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
- "2011 CoverGirl Classic". Usagym.org. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
- "12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates: Day 1". www.chicagonato.org. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
- "12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates: Day 2". www.chicagonato.org. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
- "12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates: Day 3". www.chicagonato.org. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
- "Raisman And Biles Win Titles At The Secret U.S. Classic". Usagym.org. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
- "Trump cancels Chicago rally, says he didn't want to see anyone hurt". Fox News. 2016-03-12. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
- "Trump Rally in Chicago Postponed After Clashes". NBC News. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
- "Trump Rally Postponed in Chicago Amid Safety Concerns". ABC News. March 11, 2016. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
- 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.
- "Richard Abraham discusses his upcoming match on Glory 50 on Sports Feed". wgntv.com. 15 February 2018.
- "UIC To Host 2018 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships". Uicflames.com. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
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