Grant Park

Permit Issued for NASCAR Stages at 337 E Randolph in New Eastside

The city of Chicago has approved construction for stages for the 2023 NASCAR Chicago Street Race event. The listed tent contractor INProduction Inc has been given the green light to build temporary structures within Grant Park. These structures, including a 48×12 platform, a 17×6 scaffold structure, and two large video walls, are to be erected and dismantled within a ten-day window. The listed architect of record is Adam Wilmot of ZPD+a.

The permit’s approval has been met with resistance from residents, primarily due to the anticipated interruption of access to Grant Park during the summer months. This concern is exacerbated by the timing of the event, falling close to other major summer events such as the Taste of Chicago and Lollapalooza.

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Initial Renderings Revealed For NASCAR Chicago Street Race in 2023

Initial renderings have been revealed for the temporary structures for next year’s NASCAR Chicago Street Race within Grant Park. The race which was announced earlier this year has become a point of contention for many residents, as it will close off the green space often referred to as Chicago’s front lawn for even longer than it already is during the summer. The event is being led by NASCAR itself as it looked to bring racing closer to its audiences, with the city having a deep history in car events.

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