Bristol Polish Club

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This is our latest project. We are looking for pictures from the 50s to the present of the arena and any sports played there. The arena was completed in the fall of 1951.

To begin our projuct we know The Boston Celtics played a team led by our own Julie Larese, also the Harlem Globetrotters played in the arena.

Any pictures would be greatly appreciated. Please provide their legen If known.

Contact Bob Kalat at or call 860-589-2415.

Short History on the club:

The Bristol Polish-American Citizens Club, having been completed for occupancy during early March 1951, is Bristol’s biggest attraction – except for the arena, finished late summer. Membership was 25¢ a month. Its combined bar and game room boasts a horseshoe shaped bar, meeting rooms, women’s lounge, men’s and women’s lavatories, a kitchen, a spacious ballroom and a huge arena equipped with folding bleachers. Lower rooms facilities and additional storage rooms. The two big parking lots have parking for hundreds of cars. The Club is committed to the community of Bristol and surrounding towns for extending its Club facilities to all religious and ethnic organizations.