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February 1, 1986 | MARC APPLEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Chicago Stadium is bratwurst and beer . . . with a little sauerkraut. It is rafters and shooters. This stadium is made for rough, tough, physical games. Old-timers still talk about championship prizefights that took place in the ring, and in the stands. The game of indoor soccer seems a bit out of place in a stadium that housed a Chicago Bears football game in 1932. A snowstorm forced the Bears to play inside on an 80-yard field.
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May 31, 1998 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Could this be the end of Mike? In a word, yes. Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls face the Indiana Pacers tonight in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, knowing a loss may launch most of them into the next phase of their careers. Jordan's contract is up, as are those of Coach Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman. The Bulls have announced Jackson is in his final season. Jordan has insisted he won't return without Jackson. Pippen is vowing to leave.
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January 18, 1994 | HELENE ELLIOTT
In the landscape of memory, Pat Stapleton and Bill White are jumping over the boards to replace Keith Magnuson and Doug Jarrett, whose gritty defensive work set the crowd roaring and made Chicago Stadium vibrate. Other times, the image is of Bobby Hull skating up the left wing and blasting a slap shot toward a hapless goalie as the fans gasp.
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May 14, 1997 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
Chicago's wonderful pro basketball team, led by one player who is the full bull and one who is just full of bull, finished off the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the NBA playoffs here Tuesday night. Michael Jordan, on an off-shooting night of nine for 23 from the floor, still led the way with 24 points in the Bulls' 107-92 victory.
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January 7, 1994 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Remember the Roar," is the slogan for Chicago Stadium's final season, and the Mighty Ducks said goodby Thursday by quieting the crowd in the old building with a 6-2 victory over the Blackhawks. "This was probably the best game our team has played all year," Coach Ron Wilson said. "To win, 6-2, in Chicago Stadium is an achievement, whether you're the Montreal Canadiens, the Vancouver Canucks or the Mighty Ducks."
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November 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Beginning with the 1994-95 season, the Chicago Bulls of the NBA and Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL will play in a stadium named after United Airlines, team officials said. The $175-million United Center is under construction across the street from the old Chicago Stadium.
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January 10, 1988 | JERRY CROWE
The Kings, who have won only once in their last nine games here, meet the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at Chicago Stadium in a matchup of the two worst defensive teams in the National Hockey League. The Kings, who had a four-game unbeaten streak ended Friday night at Detroit, have allowed 199 goals in 43 games, an average of 4.6 a game. The Blackhawks, who have lost four of their last five games in Chicago Stadium, have given up 176 goals in 41 games, an average of 4.3.
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June 19, 1989 | From Times wire services
The owners of the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls plan to blitz the Illinois General Assembly this week for help in building a hockey-basketball palace on Chicago's West Side. William Wirtz and Jerry Reinsdorf wanted to make their case three weeks ago, but were held up by Mayor Richard M. Daley, who wanted assurances that 70 families to be displaced by the new arena would be adequately compensated, The Chicago Tribune reported today. The $110-million arena would seat 22,000 people and accommodate 7,000 cars on a lot directly south of the current Chicago Stadium.
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March 9, 1994 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What was this, Chicago Stadium West? Or HoHoKam Park? The Mighty Ducks' neutral-site game against the Chicago Blackhawks at America West Arena on Wednesday night was Cactus League hockey: There were legions of Cub fans in the stands pulling like mad for the Blackhawks. Much of the crowd of 13,847 stood and did an Arizona version of the Chicago Stadium roar during the national anthem, then chanted, "Eddie! Eddie" as goalie Ed Belfour put the finishing touches on a 3-0 shutout of the Ducks.
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December 17, 1996 | Randy Harvey
Once after covering a game between the Lakers and Bulls at the old Chicago Stadium, I was pulled over for driving the other way down a one-way street. Well, it was snowing, the street wasn't well lighted and I was from out of town. The policeman didn't want to hear it. He did want to know who had won the game. "The Bulls," I said. He was so happy that he tore up the ticket.
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December 12, 1995 | THOMAS BONK
In a fit of whimsy, the Chicago Tribune asked a few of the city's architects to come up with ideas on a new stadium for the Bears. Jack Hartray's concept was sort of two-fold. "Bears winning: Hot-air balloon stadium floats over Chicago. "Bears losing: It will be released downwind to Gary." * Trivia time: Who was the last Laker to wear jersey No. 42 before James Worthy?
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March 25, 1995 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was the moment everyone had been waiting to hear, and when it came, no one could hear it. Ray Clay, the public-address announcer at the United Center, didn't even get to finish introducing Chicago Bull guard B.J. Armstrong before the way-beyond-a-sellout crowd of 24,247 roared to its crescendo. Somewhere in there, presumably, was "And now . . . from North Carolina . . . a 6-6 guard . . .
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January 26, 1995 | From Associated Press
Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull are memories. Joe Murphy made one Wednesday night in Chicago. Murphy scored the first goal in the long-awaited opener of the Blackhawks' new home, the United Center, and it sparked a surge that took them to their first victory of the season, 5-1, over Edmonton. Chicago had lost its first two games on the road, then found an advantage in its new home ice. "No place can ever be like the Stadium.
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June 12, 1994 | MAL FLORENCE
Dan Barreiro of the Star Tribune of Minneapolis fondly recalls the many sports events at Chicago Stadium over the years--even an NFL championship game in 1932: "(In 1932), the Chicago Bears beat the Portsmouth (Ohio) Spartans, 9-0, at Chicago Stadium. A blizzard made it impossible to play outdoors, so the game was moved (inside) and played on an 80-yard field." The old stadium is scheduled to be demolished and replaced by the United Center across the street.
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April 29, 1994 | From Associated Press
It was closing night at Chicago Stadium. The Toronto Maple Leafs ended a 65-year era with a 1-0 victory over the Blackhawks on Thursday night, clinching their first-round Western Conference playoff series, 4-2. It sends the Maple Leafs into the conference semifinals and ends the season and tenancy in the venerable arena for Chicago, which moves into a new building across the street next season. Felix Potvin stopped 27 shots as Toronto won a 1-0 game for the third time in the series.
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June 2, 1991 | MIKE DOWNEY
Game 1: A spotlight hits the players. Chicago Stadium's lights go out for the opening introductions. The Lakers go temporarily blind. Chicago's players are introduced. The Lakers go temporarily deaf. During the darkness, Michael Jordan dunks twice and the Bulls take a 4-0 lead. Could be a long series. James Worthy's swollen ankle is hooked up to electrodes by the Laker team doctor, Baron von Lombardo. Worthy suddenly goes sizzle, crackle, pop.
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March 9, 1994 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What was this, Chicago Stadium West? Or HoHoKam Park? The Mighty Ducks' neutral-site game against the Chicago Blackhawks at America West Arena on Wednesday night was Cactus League hockey: There were legions of Cub fans in the stands pulling like mad for the Blackhawks. Much of the crowd of 13,847 stood and did an Arizona version of the Chicago Stadium roar during the national anthem, then chanted, "Eddie! Eddie" as goalie Ed Belfour put the finishing touches on a 3-0 shutout of the Ducks.
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March 7, 1994 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even hours before he learned the San Jose Sharks' score, King goaltender Kelly Hrudey was talking about lost opportunities. The Kings are desperately seeking points anywhere they can find them. And one was snatched away on Sunday afternoon in the final 2:04 of regulation when Chicago's Jocelyn Lemieux scored on a rebound as he was parked near the crease, pulling the Blackhawks to a 3-3 tie with the Kings before 18,472 at Chicago Stadium.
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