Bears Get the Ball Rolling on Demolishing Arlington Park to Build New Stadium
Chicago Bears President Kevin Warren has been on the job for about three weeks and doesn’t seem to be wasting time when it comes to the franchise’s biggest project.
The Chicago Tribune reports the team filed paperwork to start the demolition of Arlington International Racecourse. It is an important step in the process of building the team’s new stadium in Arlington Heights:
Filing paperwork might not seem like a big deal, but it isn’t inconsequential. Heck, it is possible that the demolition could begin in a matter of weeks. We could be days away from the first bit of construction. That’s kinda fun to think about. And not just because I like deconstruction and demolition. Although, there is something about watching one thing go down knowing that something else will be erected in its place that fills me with optimism moving forward. There is just way too much symmetry between what the Bears are building on the field right now and what they’re planning to build for the future in Arlington Heights for me to ignore it.
Sure, we’re years away from the Bears’ Arlington Park palatial estate being a thing. But every journey has to begin somewhere. And it sounds like the franchise is angling to take those first steps.