Midway Central Station in Bedford Park celebrates groundbreaking
The Village of Bedford Park, which is located just minutes from Chicagoland’s Midway Airport, celebrated the groundbreaking of its newest sports and recreation venue, Midway Central Station. The ceremony took place July 11 on the plotted site where the event center will be located. Construction has begun on the 116,000 square-foot indoor sports, events and recreation venue and is scheduled to be completed by summer 2021.
The ceremony was hosted by members from the Village of Bedford Park, ALPA Construction, Sports Facilities Management (SFM), The Concord Group, Hoefferle-Butler Engineering, and more. Mayor Dave Brady commented on this momentous occasion by saying “We are thrilled to begin construction on a venue that will be an asset to our already thriving community. We are grateful to our partners who have made our vision come to life. Together, we will successfully open this center with events and programming to the Village and the rest of Chicago come 2021.”
SFM CEO Jason Clement added, “Midway Central Station represents the next generation of sports tourism venues with unique entertainment amenities. The destination alone located next door to Chicago’s Midway Airport is already making this site a top choice for events in the region and around the country. We are ready to continue the next phase of development, and we are thrilled with the design being developed by ALPA Construction. Every decision by Bedford Park leadership from the mayor, board, and staff has been in support of creating a world class destination and guest experience.”
Midway Central Station will feature eight basketball courts or 16 NCAA-regulation volleyball courts, an e-sports café, a family entertainment center, including a redemption arcade, laser tag/laser frenzy, party rooms, and more. The venue will offer comprehensive programming and entertainment, making it a desirable destination for events in the area. In the first year alone, Midway Central Station is expected to bring in $5.7 million in local spending to Bedford Park.
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About Midway Central Station: Midway Central Station is a member of the SFM Network, the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of sports facilities and is operated by the industry-leader in outsourced operations, Sports Facilities Management. Our Midwest location and proximity to Chicago’s Midway Airport increases the likelihood that you and your team will compete against teams from all regions of the United States and beyond. Only minutes from Midway Airport, major interstates and top-rated hotels; athletes and their families consider this the most convenient destination for sports tournaments. Full hardwood courts, a premium lounge with gaming options, and a state-of-the-art arcade that includes laser tag and e-sports are just a few of the amenities waiting for you.