New Professional Baseball Stadium Opening in May 2018
Spearheaded by lead architect AECOM and design architect Snow Kreilich Architects, Rosemont’s 6,300-seat baseball stadium, complete with six skyboxes, will be home to a new Chicago area minor league baseball team. The venue will also be utilized during the offseason for various entertainment events including concerts. The stadium’s club level will lend itself to private events year-round, with space accommodating up to 200 guests. A 1,200-space public parking deck, located adjacent to the stadium, will allow for convenient parking.
“The new baseball stadium will bring a whole new level of family entertainment offerings to Rosemont’s visitors,” said Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens. “Our partners on this project are the best in their field and will bring an unparalleled level of expertise to the project.”
The stadium is a partnership between the Village of Rosemont and the baseball team’s co-owners Shawn Hunter and Steven Gluckstern. Hunter, who will serve as managing partner, has more than 20 years of executive experience in sports marketing and has held top positions at AEG Sports and the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche and Phoenix Coyotes. Hunter and Gluckstern are also co-owners of Rosemont Entertainment Group and will coordinate non-baseball event bookings at the stadium. The Village of Rosemont will announce the stadium’s official name, home team, mascot and other offerings at a later date.
The stadium will be located at the intersection of Balmoral Avenue and Pearl Street, west of I-294.