Venues & Clubs of the Past

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Re: Venues & Clubs of the Past

Postby kjlehm » 13 Jul 2012, 13:26

Some NJ/NY venues I've come across through my research:
-McGuigan's A.C. in Harrison, NJ aka "The Casino," among other nicknames (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McGuigan_H ... letic_Club)
-Captain Mike Boyle's Knickerbocker Hall in Hoboken, NJ
-The Vendome Club in Newark, NJ
-Caledonian Park Hall in Newark, NJ
-Waldmann's Theatre in Newark, NJ
-St. Bridget's Hall, Jersey City, NJ
-Greenwood Olympia/Greenwood A.C. in Brooklyn, NY
-Weare's Hall in West Hoboken, NJ
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Re: Venues & Clubs of the Past

Postby Ric » 14 Jul 2012, 15:41

kjlehm wrote:Some NJ/NY venues I've come across through my research:
-McGuigan's A.C. in Harrison, NJ aka "The Casino," among other nicknames (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McGuigan_H ... letic_Club)
-Captain Mike Boyle's Knickerbocker Hall in Hoboken, NJ
-The Vendome Club in Newark, NJ
-Caledonian Park Hall in Newark, NJ
-Waldmann's Theatre in Newark, NJ
-St. Bridget's Hall, Jersey City, NJ
-Greenwood Olympia/Greenwood A.C. in Brooklyn, NY
-Weare's Hall in West Hoboken, NJ


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Re: Venues & Clubs of the Past

Postby wsbuf » 20 Jul 2012, 14:46

http://boxrec.com/media/index.php/Categ ... ate_Venues

This should say New York City Venues.
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Re: @Ric

Postby s.u.bart » 15 Jun 2013, 05:04

Friedie wrote:
Ric wrote:Friedie, what about Luna Park, Berlin?
Schmeling fought there early on (mid-20s, I believe).
What do you know about IT'S history?


hi ric,

the "Luna Park" was only an amusement-park. to my knowledge only one (open-air) boxing-match took place there: in august, 1926 max schmeling won the german lightheavyweight championship against max dieckmann. schmeling knocked his opponent out in only 30 seconds !
the crowd was about 4.000 spectators.

8) :roll:


The ring in the Lunapark as well as the one at Zirkus Busch at Monbijou Park were venues of the 20ies. Venues in Berlin of the 30ies where the »Spichernsäle« in Spichernstraße, the »Neue Welt« in Hasenheide, the »Bockbrauerei«, a beer garden of a brewery, the »Tennishalle« and »Saalbau Friedrichshain«.
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Re: @Ric

Postby Ric » 26 Jul 2013, 22:30

s.u.bart wrote:
Friedie wrote:
Ric wrote:Friedie, what about Luna Park, Berlin?
Schmeling fought there early on (mid-20s, I believe).
What do you know about IT'S history?


hi ric,

the "Luna Park" was only an amusement-park. to my knowledge only one (open-air) boxing-match took place there: in august, 1926 max schmeling won the german lightheavyweight championship against max dieckmann. schmeling knocked his opponent out in only 30 seconds !
the crowd was about 4.000 spectators.

8) :roll:


The ring in the Lunapark as well as the one at Zirkus Busch at Monbijou Park were venues of the 20ies. Venues in Berlin of the 30ies where the »Spichernsäle« in Spichernstraße, the »Neue Welt« in Hasenheide, the »Bockbrauerei«, a beer garden of a brewery, the »Tennishalle« and »Saalbau Friedrichshain«.


Berlin's Luna Park apparently staged more than that 1926 one Schmeling bout, as Pete Sanstol's career record includes three bouts at that venue in the mid-1920s.
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Re: @Ric

Postby Ric » 26 Jul 2013, 22:38

s.u.bart wrote:
Friedie wrote:
Ric wrote:Friedie, what about Luna Park, Berlin?
Schmeling fought there early on (mid-20s, I believe).
What do you know about IT'S history?


hi ric,

the "Luna Park" was only an amusement-park. to my knowledge only one (open-air) boxing-match took place there: in august, 1926 max schmeling won the german lightheavyweight championship against max dieckmann. schmeling knocked his opponent out in only 30 seconds !
the crowd was about 4.000 spectators.

8) :roll:


The ring in the Lunapark as well as the one at Zirkus Busch at Monbijou Park were venues of the 20ies. Venues in Berlin of the 30ies where the »Spichernsäle« in Spichernstraße, the »Neue Welt« in Hasenheide, the »Bockbrauerei«, a beer garden of a brewery, the »Tennishalle« and »Saalbau Friedrichshain«.


Here's a link to a 1935 bout between Pete Sanstol and Hans Schiller, at Berlin's Spichnernring venue.
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Re: Venues & Clubs of the Past

Postby CNorkusJr » 22 Oct 2013, 23:35

Richmond Hill Arena, Richmond Hills, Queens NY. Used for boxing at least as far back as 1940's if not more and my father reffed boxing matches there in the 1980's.
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Re: Venues & Clubs of the Past

Postby muray » 05 Feb 2014, 18:20

Most famous Broadway Arena, Halsey St in Brooklyn NY deserves a mention
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Re: Venues & Clubs of the Past

Postby Cap » 16 May 2014, 18:27

The Paul Sauvé Arena was an indoor arena located in Montreal, Quebec, in its Rosemont district at the corner of Beaubien Street and Boulevard Pie-IX. Built in 1960 and demolished in 1996, the arena had a capacity of 4,000 people. I saw several good boxing cards there featuring local Quebec boxers like Fernand Marcotte and Gaetan Hart.
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Re: Venues & Clubs of the Past

Postby expe » 01 Jul 2014, 17:01

Public Hall, Preston

Originally built in 1822 as the Corn Exchange, before being remodeled in the early 1880s to become the Public Hall, held around 3,300 people. Was last used in 1972 for the Guild celebrations as the Guild Hall was yet to be completed, then lay unused until 1989, when it was demolished. Only the pillars at the front of the building survived after being bought, last being used at the Gibbon Bridge in Chipping as part of a wedding orangery. The site is now taken up by a pub, the lettering on the building says Corn Exchange, but most people know it as The Assembly, and a statue commemorating the shooting of striking workers outside the building during the general strike of 1842, although the statue only shows three being shot, 4 died and at least 4 more were injured.

Pictures here
http://www.prestonhistoricalsociety.org.uk/gallery-list/currentpage/37/search/ - Up to bh1095
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rpsmithbarney/13630878635/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rpsmithbarney/4153775935/
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Re: Venues & Clubs of the Past

Postby JackBoyle » 03 May 2015, 20:42

I remember driving to Manhattan in the 1960's from Westchester and my father pointing out an old ship in the river, possible WW1 that he said was used for boxing matches in the 1930's and he boxed there. Does anyone know of this ship?
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