The North Side's forthcoming Lincoln Yards development already boasts a laundry list of planned amenities and attractions, including an extension of the 606 trail, new public green space, a skate park and a 20,000-seat stadium that will host a professional soccer team. This morning, developers Sterling Bay unveiled a partnership with ticketing and concert promotion company Live Nation that could add as many as five entertainment venues to the development's footprint.
The Chicago Tribune reported that Live Nation has partnered with Sterling Bay to open three to five venues inside of Lincoln Yards, which could range from a small 100-seat theater to an 8,000-capacity concert hall. The report goes on to confirm that Live Nation will manage each of the venues and book the acts (bands, comedians, etc.) that perform there.
Renderings of the venues place them around Lincoln Yards' planned stadium and depict a large, multi-tiered concert hall that sits on the edge of the Chicago River as well as rooftops that would give guests a view of events happening within the stadium. While details of the project haven't been revealed, the venues appear to be arranged in such as way that a soccer game in the stadium and a rock concert along the riverfront would be able to occur simultaneously.
Live Nation already controls Chicago venues such as the House of Blues, Aragon Ballroom and the Huntington Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island, so a collection of new venues in Lincoln Yards would only bolster its presence in the market (as well as its competition with other Chicago music venues).
Take a look at some additional renderings of Lincoln Yards' proposed entertainment complex below.