On July 12, 1979, the White Sox felt that the Disco era was coming to an end, so they encouraged fans to bring their old disco records to their game against the Detroit Tigers.
The average attendance for the White Sox on a night game that year was about 6,000 people. The White Sox expected double that for their promotion.
90,000 people showed up to the 52,000 person stadium.
Since a double-header was scheduled for the game, the disco records were set to be blown up after the first game.
However, before that even happened discos constantly entered the field of play due to their newfound usage as frisbees.
The records were eventually destroyed in an explosion after the first game, but the field caught fire, and fans rushed the playing grounds.
Eventually Chicago riot police had to clear the field, but it was so damaged that the White Sox were forced to forfeit the second game.