Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Chicago Bears Signed Agreement to Purchase Arlington Park and Further Bringing Doubt About Remaining at Soldier Field

Looks like the plot continues to thicken for the Bears and the city of Chicago.  From where I sit, the Bears continue to gain leverage (via ABC7):

The Chicago Bears signed an agreement to purchase Arlington Park, the team confirmed Wednesday morning.

The Bears and Churchill Downs Incorporated signed a Purchase and Sale Agreement this week for the entire Arlington Park land parcel in the village of Arlington Heights, a news release from the Bears said.

In a statement, a spokesperson from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office said Tuesday night that the mayor was not surprised by the move, and that they remain committed to keeping the Bears in Chicago. The spokesperson said they have informed the team they are open to discussions.

Will be interesting to see how this plays out.  One way or the other, it seems like Bears are going to get what they want and then some.

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