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Parkway Bank and Trust Co., already the naming-rights holder on Rosemont's entertainment district, is extending its brand across the Tri-State Tollway to what's fast becoming another sprawling village entertainment complex.
The Harwood Heights-based bank has acquired the naming rights to the Rosemont-owned women's softball stadium and indoor sports dome, located west of the tollway and north of Balmoral Avenue. The area will become known as Parkway Bank Sports Complex.
The village recently inked a three-year deal with the bank, in which it agrees to pay $100,000 a year, with the option to extend the contract for two additional years.
Last October, officials approved a three-year deal to rename the 200,000-square-foot village entertainment district Parkway Bank Park. Parkway is paying Rosemont $600,000 a year, under terms of that agreement.
Next week, crews are set to affix two large decals - measuring 27-by-125-feet and 40-by-40-feet - to the outside of the dome, and replace a sign. The village is paying Arizon, the manufacturer of the dome, $92,390 to produce and install the graphics.
New wayfinding signs also will be installed around the sports complex.
The seven-story dome, which has two baseball/softball diamonds and covers a total of 140,000 square feet, opened in 2012. The 2,000-seat softball stadium, home of the Chicago Bandits, opened in 2011.
The rebranding comes in time for the grand opening of another village-owned sports venue in the same area. The $63 million, 6,300-seat Impact Field will host opening day May 25 for the Chicago Dogs, a new independent league baseball franchise. The team has a 20-year lease agreement for the stadium, which is just south of the Bandits' ballpark.
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