Though the team’s debut is a year away, owners of the forthcoming American Association franchise in Rosemont are already detailing the fan experience they plan to offer.
Rosemont, IL is moving ahead with plans to debut a new American Association franchise next year. One of the more anticipated aspects of the team’s arrival is its ballpark, a new 6,300-seat facility that is currently under construction.
Between now and then, there will be plenty of ground to cover. The team is still in the process of selecting its name, and is expected to unveil its choice in the near future. In addition, work is still taking place to obtain a naming rights partner for the ballpark.
In the meantime, however, owners Shawn Hunter and Steven Gluckstern are discussing some of the things fans can expect from the club. When it comes to the ballpark experience, the pair says that they want to provide an affordable entertainment option for fans, and are highlighting the venue’s proximity to nearby amenities . More from the Daily Herald:
“The goal is to treat every event like Fan Appreciation Day,” said Shawn Hunter, one of the co-owners, who introduced himself to the media with fellow investor Steven Gluckstern at a downtown Chicago luncheon Thursday.
League ticket prices average $12 to $15 — a price point the owners hope can lure fans from the more pricey major league sporting events.
“Affordability is important to us,” Gluckstern said. “It’s really about the family experience.”
The two corporate sports executives say they were drawn to Rosemont because of its location, access by tollways and public transportation, and “complementary assets,” such as the nearby MB Financial Park entertainment district, Fashion Outlets of Chicago mall and The Pearl District mixed-use development under construction concurrently across Balmoral from the stadium.
The agreement for the facility was approved by the Village of Rosemont last year.
Rendering courtesy Village of Rosemont.
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