The sports, education and wellness facility at 1841 N. Laramie will open in fall 2022. It will feature 150,000-square-feet of indoor space, new outdoor turf fields and Chicago’s only FIFA regulation turf arena for year-round indoor sport. The campus also will house after-school programming for more than 400 youth and offer over 100 free community hours per week. The Fire will offer more than 20 hours per week of free soccer programming for the community.
The fifth annual BUILD flag football tournament will be held Nov. 27 at Leland Elementary field, 512 S. Lavergne. The first game – pitting Eric Charter against Leland Elementary – starts at 10 a.m.; the second game – featuring staff from UCan and BUILD – begins at 12 p.m. Concessions will be available.
The 15th District Youth Leadership Council and After School Matters is sponsoring the event, which will include 3-point and dunk contests. It will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. July 31 at Christ the King High School, 5088 W. Jackson. Cost is $3 per spectator.