I never heard of it, but here is what the wikipedia page says:I have looked at a couple of the BNA NHC threads over there.
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The guy who said Disco Demolition was at Tiger Stadium has that all wrong. It was at Comisky Park in Chicago with a local DJ, Steve Dahl, as the master of cerimonies.
I didn't want to say anything about that to be polite. I think it was between games of a double header with Cleveland. The fans stormed the field and game two was a forfeit for Cleveland.QuoteDisco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion that took place on July 12, 1979, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. At the climax of the event, a crate filled with disco records was blown up on the field between games of the twi-night doubleheader between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers. Many of those in attendance had come to see the explosion rather than the games and rushed onto the field after the detonation. The playing field was damaged both by the explosion and by the rowdy fans to the point where the White Sox were required to forfeit the second game of the doubleheader to the Tigers.
Hey...I was close. I also seem to remember beer being discounted (to ensure a sellout) so that it was almost free. It retrospect, it probably wasn't a good idea. The cheap beer fueled the rowdy fan behavior. I think this was the brainchild of Bill Veeck. He was famous for publicity stunts, like signing a midget and sending him to bat in a game.