Blue Horizon

File photo of a boxing match at the Blue Horizon. (credit: G. Widman for Visit Philly)

Preservationists, Developer Spar Over Future Of Famed Blue Horizon Boxing Arena

The fate of the famed Blue Horizon boxing arena in North Philadelphia hangs in the balance. In one corner are the owners who want to sell it to a hotel developer. In the other corner: local preservationists who say the site is historic.

02/27/2015

(A boxing match at the Blue Horizon.  File photo by G. Widman for GPTMC)

Pa. Preservation Group Joins Effort To Save Blue Horizon Gym

For fifty years, the North Broad Street arena hosted boxing matches, offering spectators a view unlike anywhere else in the country.

01/30/2014

(A boxing match at the Blue Horizon.  File photo by G. Widman for GPTMC)

Former Blue Horizon Boxing Arena On N. Broad St. Will Become Restaurant-Hotel

A $6-million state grant has been awarded to redevelop the historic site that once housed the legendary Blue Horizon boxing venue, on North Broad Street.

08/03/2011