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UIC Pavilion

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UIC Pavilion The UIC (University of Illinois at Chicago) Pavilion is a 6,958-seat multi-purpose arena, located at 525 S. Racine Street on the West Side in Chicago, Illinois, USA, which opened in 1982 with a Loverboy concert. It is home to the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames basketball team and the original home of the Chicago Sky WNBA team. 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 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. Wrestling events including Starrcade 1987, Chi-Town Rumble 1989, and Halloween Havoc 1990 were also held there. The UIC Pavilion also hosted the AIBA 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships, which was the largest AIBA World Championships in its history. When used as a concert venue the arena seats up to 10,075 for end-stage shows, 7,924 for a 3/4-house shows, and 5,878 for 1/2-house shows. The UIC Pavilion was also the host for WEC 40.