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The Bears Want to Build a Megaplex. Sure Thing or ‘False’ Promise?

Loeb Entertainment partner Scott Zolke is quoted in an article published by WBEZ Chicago discussing the Chicago Bears’ upcoming decision on whether they will choose to stay in Soldier Field or relocate 30 miles to Arlington Heights. 

According to the article, the football team’s decision can greatly change the face of the community and the nature of the team itself. Scott commented on the potential new stadium, stating that sports tourism represents big wins for teams, fan and municipalities. 

“There’s very little downside,” Scott said. “The model the Bears are evaluating is consistent to where things are moving with professional sports, which is to get to the burbs, find some great accessible land and build more than a stadium — build an entertainment district. The biggest risk for the Bears has nothing to do with the stadium — it has to do with fan loyalty, legacy history and winning.”
To read the full article, please visit WBEZ Chicago’s website.