There are a lot of rumors swirling around a new stadium being built in Illinois for one of the state's pro baseball teams, here is what we know...

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According to an article from NBC Chicago, the Chicago White Sox are looking to move CLOSER to downtown Chicago. The White Sox are currently at Guaranteed Rate Field which is located on the south side of Chicago, but the land they are looking to move to is located just south of the downtown "loop" In the article, they say...

"A new report from the Chicago Sun-Times revealed that the Chicago White Sox have engaged in talks with a developer about the possibility of constructing a new stadium on a parcel of land in the South Loop neighborhood...Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson and White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf issued a joint statement to NBC Chicago on the report, saying that both entities have been engaged in discussions about the team’s future home."

The area they are looking to move to is on this plot of land below...

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Do it, White Sox

This parcel of land the White Sox are looking to build a new stadium on is PERFECT for them. Where they are now works, but it isn't surrounded by nightlife, restaurants, bars, and fun, like Wrigley Field is. The White Sox know they can't compete with the history that Wrigley Field has on the northside where the cross-town rival Cubs play, but this area would allow the White Sox to build a new state-of-the-art stadium with a perfect view of the Willis Tower, the Chicago Skyline, and be near all the great south loop restaurants and bars. This would be a huge win for an otherwise largely forgotten franchise.

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