The DraftKings Sportsbook at Wrigley Field is one step closer to completion.
DraftKings Inc. and the Chicago Cubs hosted a beam signing ceremony June 24 to commemorate the topping off and soon-to-be completed 22,350-square-foot structural steel addition to the historic ballpark.
The two-story sportsbook, slated to be completed in 2023, 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. President of Pepper Construction Scot Pepper, President and Chief Executive Officer of Levy Andy Lansing, and Principal at Gensler Aleksandar Sasha Zeljic were also in attendance.
“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,” Kenney said. “With our opening planned for 2023, we’re excited to add a year-round entertainment venue to campus.”
The retail sportsbook, designed by Gensler, will be a state-of-the-art space with a planned occupancy of up to 1,000 people and will feature a 2,000-square-foot video screen and a scrolling ticker displaying odds, scores and player information.
The space will feature betting kiosks, over-the-counter ticket windows, a branded bar concept and will serve American-style food with a Chicago flair. Once complete, the DraftKings Sportsbook at Wrigley Field will be open year-round for fans and visitors.
“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,” Robins said. “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.”
Since launching mobile and online sports betting in Illinois on August 5, 2020, DraftKings has generated nearly $2 billion in handle in the state, more than any other operator.