During its time, the Blue Horizon was the undisputed champion of the boxing venue world. Residing just north of Broad St. and Girard Ave in North Philadelphia, the Blue Horizon played host to thousands of fights from 1961 until it was shuttered in 2010. It was actually built in 1865 as luxury apartments, but was soon sold to the Loyal Order of Moose to be used as one of their lodges. Then in 1961 it was bought by Jimmy Toppi who renamed it after the song "Beyond the Blue Horizon" from the 1930 film Monte Carlo. This era ushered in regular boxing matches including ones by prominent local fighters such as Bennie Briscoe, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Bernard Hopkins, and Tim Witherspoon.
Printed on a Bella + Canvas 100% combed and ring-spun cotton steel blue tee.
Available online only. Please allow 7-10 days for delivery. Overnight shipping not available.
Part of the Shibe Originals collection - designs by Philly artists and exclusively available at Shibe Vintage Sports.
The shirt's fabric is smooth and soft. The artwork, however, is too busy. It needs to be simpler, perhaps a pair of boxing gloves between the name and the address. I worked the Blue for 25 years as a cutman and it's nice to see it remembered with a t-shirt.
great quality and logo is perfect! great shipping - very quick.
Nice graphics,wish I could have got there when it was still open,nice fit too
Love the Blue Horizon shirt. Takes me back to a time when boxing was real in Philly and we sold out just about every card in the 1990s. I went twice there to fights when I was in high school and promoted my first fight there in 1969. Those were fun days.
Great fit... Never disappointed