Report: Sox Used Tax Dollars For New Restaurant

(WSCR) If you’re a White Sox fan, you’ve probably been to Bacardi at the Park, but did you know that you paid for it?

A report from the Chicago Tribune exposes that the  new restaurant just outside of U.S. Cellular Field, was, in fact, paid for by tax payers money.

The Tribune reports:

The Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, the government agency that built and owns The Cell, paid $3.2 million for construction of the restaurant plus just about everything inside the place, from walk-in refrigerators to bar stools, the Tribune and WGN-TV found in a joint investigation.

Another $3.7 million from the agency went for infrastructure upgrades for water and sewers at the Gate 5 plaza that made the restaurant possible.

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    The entire stadium was paid for with tax payer dollars, wasn’t it? Currently, IDOT is building a diamond or cloverleaf interchange at exit 315 on I-57. It looks like a monstrosity of a project, and I have no idea what the up side is.
    One will generate revenue. The other will eat up more tax payer dollars with each passing winter.

    • dave

      An after midnite deal; we need a Federal investigation !

  • dave

    And they say Blago was corrupt; who built this stadium ? Which Govenor ? Cubs can’t get money but, everybodyelse does huh !

  • Lil' Bycracke

    The restaurant was built on ISFA property = It is owned by the ISFA, not the Sox.

    Is the Tribune telling me that for 20+ years people have not realized this?

    I don’t know who is dumber: Illinois taxpayers or the Trib?

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