The Gensler-designed addition could include new food and beverage options and an on-site DraftKings
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks unanimously voted Thursday to approve the Cubs‘ plans to build a two-story sportsbook adjacent to Wrigley Field.
The addition will take at least a year to build, sources told ESPN. It will be open to the public before, during and after games, and while fans will be able to enter Wrigley Field from inside the sportsbook, they won’t be required to be attending the game to make bets inside.Continue reading “Betting site next to Wrigley Field approved”
Cubs going before the Commission on Chicago Landmarks today with plans for a two-story addition to Wrigley Field, which would house the team’s sportsbook. First look at new renderings here:
The Chicago Cubs are seeking city approval to build a two-story addition to Wrigley Field that would house one of the first betting operations at a major U.S. pro sports venue, a move that comes as a City Council committee sits on a proposed ordinance to allow it.
The team is slated to go before the Commission on Chicago Landmarks today to present its plans for a 22,350-square-foot structure that would be developed along the southeast corner of the stadium at Sheffield Avenue and Addison Street, team plans show.
It’s a key step toward building the future DraftKings Sportsbook at Wrigley Field—part of a sponsorship deal the team struck last year with Boston-based DraftKings—and stands to make gambling an integral part of game day at the Friendly Confines.Continue reading “Cubs unveil plans for Wrigley Field DraftKings Addition”
In September 2020, the Cubs and DraftKings announced a partnership to open a sports book at Wrigley Field
There was at least one catch to that announcement:
Continue reading “The Cubs could be getting closer to opening a DraftKings sports book betting facility at Wrigley Field”
There are still quite a few things that have to happen before this sportsbook opens, according to this ESPN article. The article notes that regulatory approval has to come from the city of Chicago and the team and DraftKings will have to get a license from the Illinois Gaming Board.