The doors to Sears Centre will remain open, as the facility will be manged by Ryan Cos. while city officials interview potential management firms.
The doors to Sears Centre will remain open, as the facility will be manged by Ryan Cos. while Hoffman Estates (Ill.) officials interview potential management firms.
Four management firms — AEG, Global Spectrum, SMG and VenuWorks — were asked to submit bids for the management of the arena. A deal is expected to cost the city between $125,000 and $250,000.
The winning firm is expected to drum up business for the financially struggling facility. There's a glut of arenas in the greater Chicago arena, and Hoffman Estates is close enough to Rosemount to have Allstate Arena be a serious competitor. The winner is also expected to bring in touring shows and possibly minor-league hockey.
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