Midway Central Station in Bedford Park Celebrates Groundbreaking
(Bedford Park, IL) July 31, 2020 – Located just minutes from Chicagoland’s Midway Airport, the Village of Bedford Park celebrated the groundbreaking of their newest sports and recreation venue, Midway Central Station. The ceremony took place on 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 hosted 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, “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 8 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. To learn more about or to book with Midway Central Station, visit: playmidway.com.