The Blue Horizon – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Atlas Obscura

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Blue Horizon

A legendary boxing venue and ring featured in Rocky V.  

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This historic boxing arena in North Philadelphia was once labeled by Sports Illustrated as the last great boxing venue in the country. The Blue Horizon was constructed in 1865 originally as three four-story houses. Boxing matches became a regular occurrence at the Blue Horizon in 1961, playing host to several iconic matches. However, in 2010 the venue ceased operations. 

The building and ring are also well-known for their appearance in Rocky V. However, the Blue Horizon’s best days are behind it, the arena is now slated to become a Moxy brand Marriott Hotel.

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