Developments Include New Professional Baseball Stadium with Minor League Baseball Team and
New Mixed-Use Complex, “The Pearl District”
Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2016, the Village of Rosemont is expanding its entertainment offerings with the announcement of a new professional baseball stadium, home to a new minor league baseball team, opening in May 2018.
Rosemont also plans to open a new mixed-use complex, “The Pearl District,” in 2018. Located at the intersection of Balmoral Avenue and Pearl Street, the development will be home to several businesses including Rosemont’s first-ever boutique hotel, “The Rose,” and Dave & Buster’s. Additional tenants will be announced at a later date.
Both the stadium and The Pearl District will be located at the intersection of Balmoral Avenue and Pearl Street, west of I-294.
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 Pearl District
Developed by Chicago-based Braden Real Estate, The Pearl District will feature two restaurants with an additional 10,000 square feet of space to accommodate a two-story or 20,000 square-foot tenant in addition to Dave & Buster’s and The Rose hotel. The Pearl District’s plaza, located adjacent to its restaurants, will host seasonal programming throughout the year. More information will be forthcoming.
Established in 1982 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dave & Buster’s operates more than 85 large-venue, high-volume restaurant/entertainment complexes throughout North America and Canada. Each Dave & Buster’s offers an impressive selection of high-quality food and beverage items, combined with the latest games and attractions. The 40,000 square-foot Rosemont location will be the brand’s fifth location in the market and employ more than 140 people.
The Pearl will also be home to Rosemont’s first boutique hotel, The Rose. The five-story, 165-room development is developed by Janko Group and scheduled to open in spring 2018. The hotel will offer guests a wide variety of amenities including approximately 5,000 square feet of high-performance meeting space, a sophisticated and artistically-focused lobby and bar, state of the art fitness center, complimentary airport shuttle and more.