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    1. Ahmed Braimah decides on which game to play first.

    <p>1. Ahmed Braimah decides on which&nbsp;game to play first.</p>
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    2. Monica Wright, Amy DiTomasso and Grace Mogeul pose for a friendly shot before things get competitive.

    <p>2. Monica Wright,&nbsp;Amy DiTomasso and Grace Mogeul&nbsp;pose for a friendly shot before things&nbsp;get competitive.</p>
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    3. Faith Lee shows that gaming is fashionable, too.

    <p>3. Faith Lee shows&nbsp;that gaming is fashionable, too.</p>
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    4. Three signature cocktails: U.S. Mint, Flux Capacitor and Paletas.

    <p>4. Three&nbsp;signature cocktails: U.S. Mint, Flux&nbsp;Capacitor and Paletas.</p>
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    5. Headquarters Beercade bartenders play with the custom-made, retro telephone beer taps.

    <p>5. Headquarters&nbsp;Beercade bartenders play with the&nbsp;custom-made, retro telephone beer taps.</p>
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    6. Giovannie Gonzalez searches for game tokens

    <p>6. Giovannie Gonzalez searches for game&nbsp;tokens</p>
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    7. Gabriela Lopez and friend playing a heated game of NBA Jam.

    <p>7. Gabriela Lopez and friend&nbsp;playing a heated game of NBA Jam.</p>
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    8. Redgi Woods with Gabriel and Rachel Kruger. 

    <p>8. Redgi Woods with Gabriel and Rachel&nbsp;Kruger.&nbsp;</p>
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    9. Creating signature cocktails for the crowd.

    <p>9. Creating signature cocktails for&nbsp;the crowd.</p>

Game on! The popular arcade-meets-bar-meets-private-event-space Headquarters Beercade now has a second location in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The new spot, which is just a few miles from the original Lakeview venue, opened at the end of August and features two floors and three bars. The expansive space has room for 1,000 guests reception-style or up to 600 seated and, as such, has become a popular option for corporate and social events looking for flair. The fleet of arcade games and pinball machines are offered free of use to private parties; planners can also look forward to specialty cocktails and custom menus for their guests. Just a few weeks before opening, an audience of gaming industry enthusiasts and community contributors came to fete the new kid on the block, designed to look like a retro ’80s wonderland.

Andrea Hahn, general manager of Chicago’s new MB Ice Arena, knows her way around an ice rink.

 

Held at the United Center Sept. 21-23, 2018, the Laver Cup—a men’s tennis tournament pitting six top European players against six of their counterparts—marked the first time this major event has been held in the United States. Total event attendance was more than 93,000 people, with fans from around the world traveling to Chicago for an unforgettable experience with the game’s best players. “The Laver Cup was a huge win for Chicago,” says Kara Bachman, executive director of the Chicago Sports Commission.

 

Sports tourism in Illinois is much more than just a seat in the stadium.