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The Beatles at International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL on 5 September
The Beatles at International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL on 5 September
Published: 2015/04/24
Channel: Abbey Road
Selena Quintanilla Live, Illinois 11/03/95 -Chicago International Amphitheatre
Selena Quintanilla Live, Illinois 11/03/95 -Chicago International Amphitheatre
Published: 2016/03/21
Channel: Selfanaticos Online
Selena Quintanilla Ultimo Concierto -Chicago International Amphitheatre, Illinois 11/03/95
Selena Quintanilla Ultimo Concierto -Chicago International Amphitheatre, Illinois 11/03/95
Published: 2017/01/28
Channel: Selfanaticos Online
The Who at the International Amphitheater in Chicago, IL on 08 December 1979
The Who at the International Amphitheater in Chicago, IL on 08 December 1979
Published: 2014/05/19
Channel: The Who Vault
The Grateful Dead - 1973-02-19 - International Amphitheatre
The Grateful Dead - 1973-02-19 - International Amphitheatre
Published: 2014/06/25
Channel: arghdos
Elvis  at the International Amphitheatre - Mar. 28, 1957 Pt. 2
Elvis at the International Amphitheatre - Mar. 28, 1957 Pt. 2
Published: 2014/04/18
Channel: JamesVRoy
Selena Quintanilla - Chicago International Amphitheatre - 11 De Marzo 1995 (Last Concert)
Selena Quintanilla - Chicago International Amphitheatre - 11 De Marzo 1995 (Last Concert)
Published: 2016/08/01
Channel: Selfanaticos Online
SMOKIN R&R PROJECT 1992 INTERNATIONAL AMPHITHEATRE
SMOKIN R&R PROJECT 1992 INTERNATIONAL AMPHITHEATRE
Published: 2009/02/09
Channel: ron derby
The 1956 Democratic National Convention in the International Amphitheatre, Chicag...HD Stock Footage
The 1956 Democratic National Convention in the International Amphitheatre, Chicag...HD Stock Footage
Published: 2014/07/02
Channel: CriticalPast
Def Jam
Def Jam's Survival Of The Illest - Chicago, Illinois (International Amphitheatre) [June 27, 1998]
Published: 2014/08/09
Channel: Felix Montana
Dark Star Jam/Stella Blue - Grateful Dead - International Amphitheatre - Chicago, IL - 7/25/74
Dark Star Jam/Stella Blue - Grateful Dead - International Amphitheatre - Chicago, IL - 7/25/74
Published: 2013/02/05
Channel: lysergical1
Elvis at the International Amphitheatre - Mar. 28, 1957 Pt. 1
Elvis at the International Amphitheatre - Mar. 28, 1957 Pt. 1
Published: 2014/04/18
Channel: JamesVRoy
(Synced) The Beatles - Live At The International Amphitheatre - September 5th, 1964
(Synced) The Beatles - Live At The International Amphitheatre - September 5th, 1964
Published: 2016/08/06
Channel: Doctor Robert
Rush - Chicago, IL 3-1-81  Full Audio Concert
Rush - Chicago, IL 3-1-81 Full Audio Concert
Published: 2013/04/16
Channel: hardrockchicago1
Rick Derringer- International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Il 12/28/79
Rick Derringer- International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Il 12/28/79
Published: 2014/08/03
Channel: Carl Fia
BLACKFOOT - "Wishing Well" - Live at International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL, 16.03.1980
BLACKFOOT - "Wishing Well" - Live at International Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL, 16.03.1980
Published: 2017/07/05
Channel: Live Stone
The Beatles - Live At The International Amphitheatre - September 5th, 1964
The Beatles - Live At The International Amphitheatre - September 5th, 1964
Published: 2016/01/26
Channel: Doctor Robert
(Re-Synced) The Beatles - Live At The International Amphitheatre - August 12nd, 1966
(Re-Synced) The Beatles - Live At The International Amphitheatre - August 12nd, 1966
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: Doctor Robert
Vintage Wresting: Chicago International Amphitheatre: Ernie Ladd, Jimmy Valiant, Bobby Heenan
Vintage Wresting: Chicago International Amphitheatre: Ernie Ladd, Jimmy Valiant, Bobby Heenan
Published: 2014/11/16
Channel: John Barbour
The Beatles - Concerts in Chicago, 1964-1966
The Beatles - Concerts in Chicago, 1964-1966
Published: 2009/12/16
Channel: 60s70sChicagoRock
The Beatles - Live At International Amphitheatre , September 5 1964
The Beatles - Live At International Amphitheatre , September 5 1964
Published: 2016/08/04
Channel: TheBeatlesAtTheStudio231
UFO - 1980 Amphitheatre Chicago
UFO - 1980 Amphitheatre Chicago
Published: 2014/09/26
Channel: Eddie Essence
Yes Chicago Song - International Amphitheatre 6/9/79
Yes Chicago Song - International Amphitheatre 6/9/79
Published: 2009/04/12
Channel: Jim Murphy
Weather Report Suite... - Grateful Dead - International Amphitheatre - Chicago, IL - 7/25/74
Weather Report Suite... - Grateful Dead - International Amphitheatre - Chicago, IL - 7/25/74
Published: 2014/06/30
Channel: lysergical1
Ramona TeSelle vs. Sharon Lass
Ramona TeSelle vs. Sharon Lass
Published: 2014/09/12
Channel: Chicago Film Archives presents "Wrestling from Chicago"
Ronald Michael Delany wins the Chicago Relay at the International Amphitheater in...HD Stock Footage
Ronald Michael Delany wins the Chicago Relay at the International Amphitheater in...HD Stock Footage
Published: 2014/06/16
Channel: CriticalPast
Édouard Carpentier vs. Lou Thesz (08/16/1957)
Édouard Carpentier vs. Lou Thesz (08/16/1957)
Published: 2014/09/11
Channel: Chicago Film Archives presents "Wrestling from Chicago"
RARE 1968 THROWBACK: "Aretha Franklin SINGS At The Democratic National Convention!
RARE 1968 THROWBACK: "Aretha Franklin SINGS At The Democratic National Convention!
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: Hezakya Newz & Music
Skrillex - Live @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 2014
Skrillex - Live @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 2014
Published: 2014/09/30
Channel: Skrillex
UFO- Doctor, Doctor (Live) Amphitheatre Chicago- 1980
UFO- Doctor, Doctor (Live) Amphitheatre Chicago- 1980
Published: 2015/10/23
Channel: DocRoc44
UFO-No Place To Run (Live) Amphitheatre Chicago- 1980
UFO-No Place To Run (Live) Amphitheatre Chicago- 1980
Published: 2015/10/23
Channel: DocRoc44
UFO- Love to Love (Live) Amphitheatre Chicago- 1980
UFO- Love to Love (Live) Amphitheatre Chicago- 1980
Published: 2015/10/23
Channel: DocRoc44
Verne Gagne vs. Dick the Bruiser
Verne Gagne vs. Dick the Bruiser
Published: 2014/09/12
Channel: Chicago Film Archives presents "Wrestling from Chicago"
Pink Floyd - Illusions Of Childhood
Pink Floyd - Illusions Of Childhood's End (Live Chicago, Illinois, USA - March 7th, 1973)
Published: 2013/10/16
Channel: PinkFloydIL
June Byers vs. Penny Banner
June Byers vs. Penny Banner
Published: 2014/09/11
Channel: Chicago Film Archives presents "Wrestling from Chicago"
Larry Chene vs. Gordon Hessel (03/05/1954)
Larry Chene vs. Gordon Hessel (03/05/1954)
Published: 2014/09/11
Channel: Chicago Film Archives presents "Wrestling from Chicago"
Yes - Live @ Chicago, IL 9/24/1978 - Full Concert
Yes - Live @ Chicago, IL 9/24/1978 - Full Concert
Published: 2014/07/03
Channel: Marick Patraz
Jim Dobie vs. Lou Britton
Jim Dobie vs. Lou Britton
Published: 2014/09/12
Channel: Chicago Film Archives presents "Wrestling from Chicago"
Verne Gagne vs. The Mighty Atlas
Verne Gagne vs. The Mighty Atlas
Published: 2014/09/12
Channel: Chicago Film Archives presents "Wrestling from Chicago"
The Mighty Atlas vs. Verne Gagne
The Mighty Atlas vs. Verne Gagne
Published: 2014/09/12
Channel: Chicago Film Archives presents "Wrestling from Chicago"
Lou Thesz vs. The Mighty Atlas (03/30/1951)
Lou Thesz vs. The Mighty Atlas (03/30/1951)
Published: 2014/09/10
Channel: Chicago Film Archives presents "Wrestling from Chicago"
Pat O
Pat O'Connor vs. Legs Langevin
Published: 2014/09/12
Channel: Chicago Film Archives presents "Wrestling from Chicago"
Bozo Brown vs. Johnny Balbo (09/09/1950)
Bozo Brown vs. Johnny Balbo (09/09/1950)
Published: 2014/09/10
Channel: Chicago Film Archives presents "Wrestling from Chicago"
The Mighty Atlas vs. Pat O
The Mighty Atlas vs. Pat O'Connor (05/16/1952)
Published: 2014/09/11
Channel: Chicago Film Archives presents "Wrestling from Chicago"
Carl Meyer vs. Alo Leilani (11/19/1951)
Carl Meyer vs. Alo Leilani (11/19/1951)
Published: 2014/09/10
Channel: Chicago Film Archives presents "Wrestling from Chicago"
Selena Quintanilla Live Chicago International Amphitheater. 11.03.1995
Selena Quintanilla Live Chicago International Amphitheater. 11.03.1995
Published: 2013/12/28
Channel: Annselq
Bob Geigel vs. Buck Weaver (09/09/1950)
Bob Geigel vs. Buck Weaver (09/09/1950)
Published: 2014/09/10
Channel: Chicago Film Archives presents "Wrestling from Chicago"
Vittorio Apollo vs. Miguel Torres (04/14/1961)
Vittorio Apollo vs. Miguel Torres (04/14/1961)
Published: 2014/09/12
Channel: Chicago Film Archives presents "Wrestling from Chicago"
Cyclone Ayana vs. Buddy Rogers (01/05/1951)
Cyclone Ayana vs. Buddy Rogers (01/05/1951)
Published: 2014/09/10
Channel: Chicago Film Archives presents "Wrestling from Chicago"
Pat O
Pat O'Connor vs. Ivan Rasputin (01/15/1954)
Published: 2014/09/10
Channel: Chicago Film Archives presents "Wrestling from Chicago"
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International Amphitheatre
International Amphitheatre.jpg
Location 4220 South Halsted Street
Chicago, Illinois 60609
Owner Union Stock Yard and Transit Company (until 1983)
Capacity 9,000
Construction
Opened 1934
Closed 1999
Demolished August 3, 1999 (began)
Construction cost $1.5 million
($26.9 million in 2016 dollars[1])
Tenants
Chicago Packers (NBA) (1961–62)
Chicago Bulls (NBA) (1966–67)
Chicago Cougars (WHA) (1972–75)
Chicago Sting (NASL) (1976)
John Daly and Quincy Howe providing CBS' coverage of the 1952 political conventions

The International Amphitheatre was an indoor arena located in Chicago, Illinois, between 1934 and 1999. It was located on the west side of Halsted Street, at 42nd Street, on the city's south side, adjacent to the Union Stock Yards.

The arena was built for $1.5 million, by the stock yard company, principally to host the International Livestock Exhibition. The arena replaced Dexter Park, a horse-racing track that had stood on the site for over 50 years prior to its destruction by fire in May 1934. The completion of the Amphitheatre ushered in an era where Chicago reigned as a convention capital. In an era before air conditioning and space for the press and broadcast media were commonplace, the International Amphitheatre was among the first arenas to be equipped with these innovations.

The arena, which seated 9,000, was the first home of the Chicago Packers of the NBA during 1961–62, before changing their name to the Chicago Zephyrs and moving to the Chicago Coliseum for their second season.[2] It was also the home of the Chicago Bulls during their inaugural season of 1966–67; they also played only one game in the Chicago Coliseum, a playoff game in their first season, as no other arena was available for a game versus the St. Louis Hawks. Afterwards, the Bulls then moved permanently to Chicago Stadium.

The Amphitheatre was also the primary home of the Chicago Cougars of the WHA from 19721975. It was originally intended to be only a temporary home for the Cougars, but the permanent solution, the Rosemont Horizon, was not completed until 1980, five years after the team folded and a year after the WHA ceased operation. The International Amphitheatre was the home for Chicago's wrestling scene for years as well as the Chicago Auto Show for approximately 20 years beginning in the 1940s.[3][4]

The Amphitheatre hosted several national American political conventions:

The 1952 Republican National Convention was held at what was then called the Chicago Amphitheater, and had the distinction of being the first political convention broadcast live by television with special studio facilities provided for all the major networks.[5]

The 1968 Democratic convention was one of the most tumultuous political conventions in American history, noted by anti-war protests.

Prior to that, the Amphitheatre was noted for being the site of one of Elvis Presley's most notable concerts, in 1957, with the singer wearing his now legendary gold lame suit for the first time.[6]

On September 5, 1964 and August 12, 1966, The Beatles performed at the Amphitheatre. The 1966 show was the first show of what proved to be their last tour.[7]

On March 13–14, 1976, the Midwest Regional of the North American Soccer League's 1976 Indoor tournament was hosted by the Chicago Sting at the Amphitheater. The Rochester Lancers won the Region to advance to the Final Four played in Florida.[8]

In October 1978, English rock group UFO recorded Strangers in the Night at the International Amphitheatre.

The Stock Yards closed in 1971, but the Amphitheatre remained open, hosting rock concerts, college basketball and IHSA playoff games, circuses, religious gatherings, and other events. The shift of many conventions and trade shows to the more modern and more conveniently-located lakefront McCormick Place convention center during the 60s and 70s began the International Amphitheatre's decline; as other convention and concert venues opened in the suburbs, its bookings dropped more.

In December 1981, Joe Frazier had his final boxing match at the Amphitheatre against Floyd Cummings, which resulted in a draw.

Sold in 1983 for a mere $250,000, the sprawling Amphitheatre became difficult to maintain, and proved unable to attract enough large events to pay for its own upkeep. It was eventually sold to promoters Cardenas & Fernandez and then the City of Chicago, which had no more success at attracting events than its previous owner. In August 1999, demolition of the International Amphitheatre began.[4] An Aramark Uniform Services plant is located on the site once occupied by the Amphitheatre.

Image gallery[edit]

The Amphitheatre was adjacent to the Union Stock Yards 
1952 Republican National Convention 
Adlai Stevenson during the 1952 Democratic National Convention 
John F. Kennedy nominates Adlai Stevenson at the 1956 Democratic National Convention 
Nixon supporters in Chicago during the 1960 Republican National Convention 
Illinois delegates (including Richard M. Daley and Richard J. Daley) during the 1968 Democratic National Convention 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ Hareas, John. "A Colorful Tradition". Washington Wizards. Retrieved 2008-03-19. 
  3. ^ Tito, Rich (April 21, 2004). "Regional Territories-WWA Indianapolis". Kayfabe Memories. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  4. ^ a b Boylan, Anthony Burke (May 30, 1999). "Amphitheatre Gets Its Final Curtain Call". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  5. ^ "TV Goes to the Conventions". Popular Mechanics: 94–97. June 1952. 
  6. ^ Cora, Casey (January 8, 2015). "Elvis in Chicago Was 'Electrifying': An 80th Birthday Celebration". DNAinfo.com. 
  7. ^ "Live: International Amphitheatre, Chicago". The Beatles Bible. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  8. ^ Milbert, Neil (March 13, 1976). "Opener for the Sting tonight". Chicago Tribune. p. 5, Section 2. 

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

1961–1962
Succeeded by
Chicago Coliseum
Preceded by
first arena
Home of the
Chicago Bulls

1966–1967
Succeeded by
Chicago Stadium

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