Philadelphia Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
The Phildelphia Spectrum has been around since 1967 and has a rich, storied history. The building has hosted thousands of events ranging from concerts including Elvis Presley's last performance, to NBA and NHL championships, to the Icecapades, to world-class boxing matches. Plus, it was the home of the 1990 SummerSlam featuring a double main event of Ultimate Warrior vs. "Ravishing" Rick Rude for the WWE Championship and Hulk Hogan vs. Earthquake.
The first event at the Spectrum was in September of 1967 when the Quaker City Jazz Festival took place. One month later, the 76ers of the NBA and the Flyers of the NHL began their seasons. The Spectrum has hosted such great acts as Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli, Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead and Luciano Pavarotti. Some of the more memorable sporting events at the Spectrum include Julius Erving Night in 1987, Wilt Chamberlain Night in 1990, Mike Tyson vs. Buster Mathis in 1995 and several NBA and NHL All-Star games.