Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CA

The Winterland Ballroom, often referred to as Winterland Arena or simply Winterland, was an old ice skating rink and 5,400-seat music venue in San Francisco, California. Located at the corner of Post Street and Steiner Street, it was converted to exclusive use as a music venue in 1971 by rock promoter Bill Graham and became a common performance site for many of the most famous rock music artists. Winterland was built in 1928 for the then astronomical cost of $1 million. Opening on June 29, 1928, it was originally known as the "New Dreamland Auditorium." Sometime in the late 1930s, the name was changed to Winterland. It served as an ice skating rink that could be converted to an entertainment venue. Early acts/shows at Winterland included Shipstads and Johnson Ice Follies.It also was host to opera, boxing, and tennis. The building was sold by Graham at the end of 1978, the Grateful Dead closed it with a wild New Year's Eve party, and Winterland was demolished in 1985.

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Springsteen did 2 performances, excl. rehearsals, at this venue.


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