A Brand New E-Sports Arena Opening in Bedford Park


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A Brand New E-Sports Arena Opening in Bedford Park 

Bedford Park will soon be home to a large new e-sports arena called Wintrust Sports Complex! Located just outside Chicago, near Midway airport, Wintrust Sports Complex will host a number of activities, including birthday parties, sports competitions, and video game tournaments. This article will introduce you to what Wintrust Sports Complex is all about. But first: 

What are e-sports Stadiums? 

An e-sports arena is a series of stadiums built for the sole purpose of hosting e-sports arena events. Over the last decade, e-sports competitions have grown exponentially in popularity. In the early 2010s, e-sports arenas hadn’t become as popular as they are today. Most esports stadiums are multi-purpose, with sports tourism and local programming facilities that offer something for everyone. 

What is Wintrust Sports Complex?

Opening in Fall of 2021, Wintrust Sports Complex is a multi-purpose sports tourism and local programming facility with something for everyone. From the traveling athlete to local families, Wintrust Sports Complex is a modern and inviting venue that embraces everyone. This e-sports  arena can host everything from a large tournament to a trade show to a birthday party! 

Where is Bedford Park Located?

The village of Bedford Park is a community located just on the southwestern border of the Chicago city limits. The village is near Chicago’s Midway airport and is minutes away from downtown Chicago. Our Bedford Park e-sports arena is sure to be a great attraction for residents and non-residents alike. 

What Amenities Are at Wintrust Sports Complex? 

Wintrust Sports Complex includes state-of-the-art indoor spaces for year-round sports and events. Some amenities include: 

  • 116,000 square foot venue 
  • 8 high school hardwood basketball courts 
  • 16 NCAA Volleyball Courts
  • One Championship Court 
  • Redemption Arcade 
  • Laser Tag/Laser Frenzy 
  • E-Sports Cafe 
  • Flexible Meeting and Event Spaces 
  • Cafe with Full Kitchen Service and Lounge 

If you are a coach looking for a big and open practice space or a parent interested in programming, Wintrust Sports Complex is just the place for you! 

What are the Benefits of joining a program at our facility? 

Having your child enrolled in a program at our Bedford Park esports facility reaps great benefits. Studies have shown that team programs provide a lot of benefits, such as teamwork, communication, strategy and sportsmanship. Among these, it also provides: 

  • Improved hand & eye coordination 
  • Improved attention & visual activity 
  • Improved basic visual processing and executive function 
  • Problem solving and strategy skill development 
  • 71% of parents report that having a child in a sport brings positive effects for children 
  • Boosts self-confidence and player socialization 

Additionally, you’ll find that your child will have: 

  • Better Sleep- since exercise and sport triggers chemicals in the brain that can make you feel happier and relaxed. 
  • A strong heart- exercise brings a healthy heart that can pump blood efficiently around the body. 
  • New connections- teamwork amongst other players can bring a lot of friends for your child 
  • Improved Lung Function- exercise increases the lung capacity during sport, improving lung function and efficiency. 
  • Boost of Confidence- by training frequently and working toward goals, this can definitely boost confidence. 
  • Reduce Stress- stress in the body can be released by endorphins that are gained by exercise. 
  • Improve mental health- exercise has great benefits on improving your mood, and enhancing your sense of well-being. 
  • Sports Builds Leaders- all sports teams need leaders to show the way and help develop younger team members. 
  • Develop Stronger Relationships- sports with colleagues is a good opportunity to build better relationships and networks. 
  • Sports aid in the healthy development of children- children who play sports develop stronger bones and muscles, leading to a smaller chance of physical injury. 

If you’re ready for your child to reap all of these benefits and more, contact us today to learn more about our programming, specs, dates and more. 

Wintrust Sports Complex offers way more than just courts and entertainment centers. We are for the whole family, with a convenient location just minutes from the Midway Airport. Just hop on Chicago’s Orange line and head into the city after a game or relax in our lounge, complete with a full bar. We also offer onsite gaming which is another great option for entertainment. Our checkpoint has a ton of arcade games, laser tag games, and places where you can win prizes!

Plan an Unforgettable Birthday Party 

Inside Wintrust Sports Complex, you’ll find Checkpoint Family Entertainment Center, which is full of fun and games. Whether you’re visiting for a tournament or a village resident, you will for sure have fun at Checkpoint. If you’re looking for a great birthday party space, Checkpoint is the place. Inside we have: 

  • A new redemption arcade with the latest games and attractions 
  • Laser tag and laser frenzy 
  • Esports arena cafe, which is perfect for your birthday party! 
  • Concessions and dining for the whole family 
  • Bar and Lounge for parents 

With our friendly staff, hospitality and amazing amenities as well as great entertainment, a birthday party at Wintrust Sports Complex is sure to be unforgettable. 

Discover Chicago! 

Wintrust Sports Complex is just a short train ride away from Chicago. You can go on the Orange Line to get downtown in minutes. Here are some options to visit downtown: 

  • Millennium Park
  • The Art Institute of Chicago 
  • Magnificent Mile 
  • The Ledge 
  • Water Taxis on the Chicago River 
  • Try deep dish pizza and gourmet popcorn 
  • See a show at Chicago’s Broadway 
  • Go to the Bean! 

If you’re looking for fun for the whole family, consider visiting these options: 

  • Lincoln Park Zoo 

  • Navy pier 

  • Shedd Aquarium 

  • Legoland Discovery Center 

At Wintrust Sports Complex, our mission is to welcome all athletes, families, and individuals to the nation’s most inviting and premier esports stadiums and entertainment experience. We also want to be the premier Bedford Park esports arena. Whether you are interested in our programs or want an amazing space for your next birthday party, we have got you covered. Wintrust Sports Complex is determined to help cater to your needs! We want to make you feel at home here for all sports and events that occur. If you are interested in career opportunities or want to continue your career in sports and recreation, we currently have open positions available! Reach out to us today to learn more about the exciting new opportunities here at Wintrust Sports Complex.