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DARWIN REALTY ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY HELD FOR BO JACKSON ELITE SPORTS FACILITY IN BENSENVILLE

(Elmhurst, Illinois – July 29, 2019) – Darwin Realty is pleased to announce that on Thursday, July 18, 2019 a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Bo Jackson Elite Sports Facility being constructed at Grand Avenue and County Line Road in Bensenville. This event celebrated the official start of construction on the 114,140-square- foot air supported indoor sports training center. Jeffrey Provenza, Vice President of Darwin Realty was the sole broker in the transaction.

This will be the third Bo Jackson Elite Sports Facility in the United States and the second in Illinois. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019. The facility is designed to accommodate training for turf sports like baseball, soccer, football, and lacrosse. The facility will also include a track, weight room, and a climbing wall while also providing a number of year round training opportunities and programs by their professional staff.

“The owners of the property are very happy to have Bo Jackson Elite Sports (“BJES”) as a long-term tenant on the site,” said Provenza. “The stellar reputation and future long-term success of BJES will have an enormous positive impact on surrounding Bensenville community.”

During the ceremony, sports legend Vincent “Bo” Jackson and Village President Frank DeSimone addressed stakeholders, Village officials, and Village Staff by thanking them and expressing their excitement for the project.

“This facility serves as a fantastic addition to the existing amateur sports related assets we have in Bensenville like the Edge Ice Arenas and the Redmond Recreational Complex. Being a baseball travel dad myself and having a facility where I can send my son to learn from these professionals speaks volumes. I believe that once this corner is fully developed with the dome, hotels, and retail, it will be a destination where Chicagoland can come to live, work, and play,” said Village President Frank DeSimone.

General contractor on the project is Triumph Construction and the architect is Charles Smith at Arete Design Studio, Ltd.