Bears President Ted Phillips Gives Update On Arlington Park Quest

Written By Joe Boozell on January 12, 2022
Ted Phillips

The layoffs of general manager Ryan Pace and former head coach Matt Nagy were announced at a press conference by Chicago Bears president George McCaskey on Monday.

And as is tradition with Bears postseason press conferences, it didn’t go, shall we say, well. McCaskey gave Chicago sports radio and Twitter plenty of fodder.

Having said that, McCaskey made an announcement about changing the corporate structure in the future, which some people will see as a good development.

The new general manager may then report immediately to McCaskey rather than to president Ted Philips, as has previously been the case. the cause? Phillips is now concentrate more on the team’s desire to buy Arlington Park and relocate to Arlington Heights.

The group is not already considering any other sites for a potential transfer, Phillips confirmed on Monday. It & rsquo, s Arlington Heights or bust at this point.

He said:

There is nothing else like it in Chicagoland, & ldquo, There & rsquo. As a result, we haven’t even started to imagine what the prospects andmdash might be. However, we & rsquo, are optimistic that if we come to an agreement, it will be moving forward with making it a fantastic destination site. & rdquo,

and went on:

Again, we are unsure of the exact time because we haven’t actually closed on the property. If we don’t shut in on the property, then all of that perception will never come true. We & rsquo, however, is enthusiastic about the possibility that Arlington Heights could be a destination for entertainment with many facets, which, in my opinion, could significantly advance its reputation. & rdquo,

While the team has a purchase agreement with seller Churchill Downs for the land, there is still a long way to go.

McCaskey called the opportunity ‘‘an outstanding, long-term proposition with high potential for the Bears.’’ However, he also stressed that the team does not own the property yet and that some questions are premature.

How the price of Arlington Park came to this

Churchill Downs, the owner of Arlington Park, listed the record for sale at the beginning of 2021. The majority of the following time was spent in a buying method.

Certain potential buyers wanted to keep horse racing at Arlington Park. However, based on its actions, it’s reasonable to say that Churchill Downs had no desire to continue horse racing at the facility.

The most well-known casino in Illinois, Rivers Casino Des Plaines, is owned by Churchill Downs in a lot state. Rivers is less than a half-hour’s drive from Arlington Park, and any kind of gambling that close could ultimately be detrimental to Churchill Downs & rsquo.

Then, Rivers became the official casino partner of the franchise. We then learned that the Bears bid on the property, and a few months later, Churchill Downs and the Bears came to a purchase agreement.

If the agreement is finalized, the company will pay$ 197.2 million for the area.

Does you place a wager on Bears’ upcoming head coach or general manager at an Illinois sportsbook?

All Bears fans have to look forward to is the team & rsquo, a future coach and GM, while some NFL teams are getting ready for the playoffs.

However, there are no lines available for these positions at legal Illinois sportsbooks.

BetMGM Sportsbookhas the following and may ultimately be in Illinois. coaching ranges at the head. Brian Flores, the head coach of the Dolphins recently, is the obvious popular to get the job:

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  • + 600 Brian Daboll
  • + 700 Jim Harbaugh
  • Doug Pederson: 800-
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  • Todd Bowles: 1, 000

In the nearby state of Indiana, Michigan, and Iowa, BetMGM is offered.

Chicago is conducting interviews with a diverse group of GM and mind coaches. These possibilities may change significantly if the Bears hire a general manager initially, which is customary.

Photo taken by AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh
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