Ald. Hopkins Now Opposes Soccer Stadium At Lincoln Yards

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Lincoln Yards artist’s rendering Courtesy Lincoln Yards
Lincoln Yards
Lincoln Yards artist’s rendering Courtesy Lincoln Yards

Ald. Hopkins Now Opposes Soccer Stadium At Lincoln Yards

Plans for a $5 billion-plus development on the city’s North Side will no longer include a 20,000 seat soccer stadium or an entertainment district run by concert promotion company Live Nation.

Ald. Brian Hopkins reportedly told his constituents in the 2nd ward that he wants the development group Sterling Bay to instead build open recreational space.

In an interview with WBEZ Tuesday, Hopkins said he was responding to the “drumbeat of opposition” in the neighborhoods he serves.

Morning Shift discusses the latest on the Lincoln Yards development plan.

GUEST: Danny Ecker, Crain’s Chicago Business commercial real estate reporter

LEARN MORE: Alderman Kills Lincoln Yards Stadium, Live Nation Deal (Crain’s Chicago Business 1/8/19)

Column: Lincoln Yards Plan Will Scrap 20,000-seat Stadium, Live Nation Entertainment District (Chicago Tribune 1/8/19)