Wharton Field House
Wharton Field House

Telling the story of the iconic

Wharton Field House

Wharton Field House

Airing Friday, April 27  7:00PM


Much more than a structure, Moline's Wharton Field House is beloved by many, where games have been won and lost, couples have become engaged, and generations of families have spent their Friday and Saturday nights—it's a place where communities come together.

Wharton Field House is an institution. Moline's iconic field house has welcomed world-famous musicians, politicians, professional sports, high school athletics, and a multitude of other public events.

This documentary will feature Wharton Field House's rich history by showcasing some of the amazing stories that occurred within its walls.


Did you know...

Wharton Field House opened in 1928 with a basketball game between Moline High School and Kewanee High School—and has hosted NBA, royalty, and musical guests, including Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, The Byrds, and Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra. Plus, numerous notable guests, including Michelle Obama, Jack Benny, Hulk Hogan, and Barry Goldwater.

Sponsored in part by Viewers Like You and:

In Memory of Robert L. Moore


Whitey's Ice Cream


Hutchison Engineering


Kiwanis Club of Moline, Illinois


Advance Business Systems



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Interior photography of Wharton Field House provided by Vincent Johnson (Other Vertical).
Used by permission. © 2024 by Vincent Johnson. All rights reserved. USA.

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