Disco Demolition Night (1979)

The most infamous promotion in American sports history went down at Chicago’s Comiskey Park in July 12, 1979 where fans took advantage of 98 cent tickets to more than triple that year’s average attendance. After two radio DJs riled up the crowd with chants of “Disco Sucks” they blew up a box of disco records. The crowd went nuts, destroying seats and urinals, ripping up the field and lighting bonfires in the outfield. After a seeming eternity the police showed up on horseback and cleared the scene.

The Night Disco Died

ChicagoMag.com, 7.5.16