Esports arena for professional video game competitions planned for Chicago’s Near South Side

By RYAN ORI CHICAGO TRIBUNE |DEC 01, 2020

Professional video game players could compete in front of large crowds on the Near South Side if a local real estate developer’s unique, post-pandemic vision comes to fruition.

Scott Greenberg, best known for Chicago hotels such as the Wit in the Loop and the EMC2 hotel in Streeterville, wants to build a $30 million esports venue called Surge near the Stevenson Expressway.

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