DraftKings Inc and the Chicago Cubs have hosted a beam signing ceremony to commemorate the topping off of the soon-to-be-completed DraftKings Sportsbook at Wrigley Field.
Designed by Gensler and slated to be completed in 2023, the two-story retail sportsbook will be located on the corner of Addison Street and Sheffield Avenue at the southeast corner of Wrigley Field.
The beam signing ceremony was hosted by DraftKings CEO Jason Robins and Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney. Also in attendance were Scot Pepper, President of Pepper Construction, Andy Lansing, President and CEO of Levy, and Aleksandar Sasha Zeljic, Principal at Gensler.
“Today’s beam signing ceremony marks a significant milestone with longtime partner DraftKings to create a one-of-a-kind sportsbook that will enhance the gameday environment for fans and visitors to Wrigley Field,” commented Kenney.
“With our opening planned for 2023, we’re excited to add a year-round entertainment venue to campus.”
The DraftKings Sportsbook at Wrigley Field will be 22,350-square-foot in size with a planned occupancy of up to 1,000 people, and it will be open all year round.
The sportsbook will feature a 2,000-square-foot video screen and a scrolling ticker displaying odds, scores, and player information, betting kiosks, over-the-counter ticket windows, and a Jim Beam branded bar concept serving American-style food with a Chicago flair.
The general contractor for the sportsbook is Pepper Construction with Marquee Development serving as the owner’s representative.
Robins added: “We are thrilled to celebrate the latest milestone in our collaborative efforts with the Chicago Cubs to bring a world-class entertainment experience for customers to iconic Wrigley Field.
“DraftKings is proud to be associated with one of the most historic and recognized organizations in all of sports as we near completion of this highly anticipated project.”
Earlier this month, DraftKings enhanced its approach to responsible gaming through a partnership with BetBlocker, a responsible gaming and safer play not-for-profit charity.