Allstate Arena By Veronica Linares
What is the Allstate Arena • It is a multi purpose arena in Rosemont Illinois • It is located near the intersection of Mannheim Road and Interstate 90, adjacent to the city limits of Chicago and O’Hare International Airport. • It was originally called the Rosemont Horizon • It first opened on July 2nd 1980
Quick Interesting Facts • The Village of Rosemont issued 19 million dollars in bonds to finance the cost of the arena. They had exclusive contracts with the Barnum and Bailey circus among many others • On August 13th 1979, the entire unfinished roof of the Rosemont Horizon, collapsed killing 5 construction worker, and hurting 16 others. • In 1999 Allstate insurance paid 20 million dollars for the completer repair of the arena in exchange for its naming rights.
Sports • They are hosts to the Depaul Blue Demons Basketball Program • This building hosted the NCAA program three times (1987, 1993, and 2005. • This arena is the standard venue when the WWE visits Chicago they hosted wrestle mania 3 times in (1986,1997, and 2006.)
Concerts • If there is anything that the Allstate Arena is known for is its concerts, it has hosted a vast majority of artists including just some like: • 1.) The Rolling Stones • 2.) Tina Turner • 3.) Phil Collins • 4.) Michael Jackson • 5.)Bon Jovi etc.
Accomodations • With an 18,500 reserved seating capacity and forty-eight luxury suites, the Allstate Arena is one of the largest indoor entertainment facilities in the Chicago area. • The all state is affiliated with hotels such as the Hampton Inn, and the Hilton. It also invites its guests to stay at • Aloft • Best Western • Candlewood • And The Double Tree
Restaurants near the Allstate • Abruzzi Restaurant and Lounge • Andiamo Restaurant and Bar • Barnaby’s Family Inn • BasilicoRistorante • Bella Sera Restaurant, among many others.
Going Green • Take public transportation to the arena, car pool, or use hybrid cars • Recycle, all cups sold at the arena are recycled and are to be disposed of properly • They have installed sensor activated lights to help reduce the amount of time that the lights stay on • Why they do it? Recycling helps the earth, prevents global warming, and creates jobs.
Accessibility • Wheelchair Escorts • Accessible Disabled Tickets are available and limited • There are designated parking spaces for people with disabilities • They have sign language Interpreters • Service Animals and Guide Dogs are welcome • Emergency Evacuations Procedures are well taught to all employees, for them to escort the guests in case of an emergency • All Restrooms are also accessible.
Discussion Questions • 1.) If you have ever been to the Allstate Arena, what is the best part about the memory, the venue itself? Or was it just the event? • 2.) In our industry we see a lot of customer service on a day to day basis, do you think that it is as important at the Allstate? Would a bad experience with an employee deviate you from going again? • 3.) In your opinion is the Allstate working at its full potential? When there are no special events going on, could it work out a different way to generate revenue? If so, what?