DraftKings Dominates Addison Stop, Near Where Wrigley Field Sportsbook Will Be

Written By Joe Boozell on June 24, 2021

These days, if you take a dark line coach to the Cubs game, it will feel as though you are passing through the DraftKings tunnel on your way to Wrigley Field.

The Addison stop is only a few steps from the park, and the red line & ldquo, L & rDquo train has long been the most well-liked mode of transportation to Wrigley.

It’s impossible to overlook the double-digit range of DraftKings advertisements on the walls, mdash, and even the stairs once you board or exit a train at Addison.

The sportsbook’s investment in the Addison stop makes sense, as sources say the Wrigley Field DraftKings retail sportsbook will eventually be located between the train stop and the stadium, across the street from The Sports Corner bar and restaurant.

When Cubs fans leave or enter the Addison stop( story continues above ), they see the following:

But, once inside the garden, there aren’t many DraftKings advertisements.

The Addison stop’s flowing base customers is obviously given priority by the company. However, you’ll often discover DraftKings banner ads behind household plate if you watch Cubs activities on the Marquee Network.

DraftKings became the exclusive sports betting partner of the Cubs in September 2020. It was tandem announced then that DraftKings plans to operate a flagship retail sportsbook at Wrigley.

With that said, it could be a while before we see retail sports betting at Wrigley. The stadium still needs to apply for a sports betting license with the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB). And construction has not yet started on the facility.

We had at least anticipate the betting opening at some point in 2022. However, it wouldn’t be shocking if 2023 was the actual release season.

Is there a sports betting mate for the White Sox?

The White Sox don & rsquo, in contrast to the Cubs, do not have an exclusive sports betting partner. FanDuel advertisements, but, are frequently seen on TV and at Guaranteed Rate Field.

If FanDuel and the White Sox possibly form an exclusive relationship, it will be interesting to watch. The Sox and Bulls share an operator in Jerry Reinsdorf, and FanDuel has a similar agreement with the Chicago Bullets.

As expected, there aren’t as many FanDuel ads at Guaranteed Rate as there are DraftKings ads at and around Wrigley. However, the Sox and FanDuel have an interactive segment in between innings on the jumbotron, where FanDuel live oddssnapshot is shown during the game.

On the White Sox & rsquo, outfield fence, FanDuel also has an advertisement. Additionally, NBC Sports Chicago frequently airs FanDuel advertisements behind home plate, just like the Cubs broadcast.

Which, by the way, is an interesting dynamic. White Sox games air on NBC Sports Chicago, and NBC has a sports betting partnership with PointsBet.

So on pregame shows, postgame shows and even during the games, there are PointsBet ads and mentions of PointsBet odds.

Cubs, White Sox, and Today & rsquo World Series odds

It’s been a difficult next week. week for the Chicago baseball teams and Chicago baseball bettors. With that said, the 2021 MLB season has been a resounding success for both.

Despite injury to Luis Robert, Eloy Jimenez, Nick Madrigal, and another, the White Sox are leading the AL Central.

Additionally, the Cubs, a late addition to the winter, are tied for first place in the NL Central.

There is always a lot of discussion about what the Red Line World Series did seem like in Chicago. Additionally, the Sox have a dark line coach stop where spectators can go straight to the stadium.

Here are the 2021 World Series odds at the six online sportsbooks in Illinois:

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Boozell, Joe has also been a college sports writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FoxSports.com and NBA.com. Growing up, Boozell squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene … you can imagine how that went.

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