Live Nation Stays On At Chicago's Northerly Island – For Now

CHICAGO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Chicago's park District Board has re-upped with Live Nation to book events at Charter One Pavilion on Northerly Island, the former site of Meigs Field, but only for one season.

"The Live Nation contract was extended for this season only while we spend the next several months putting together a scope for management of the Pavilion for future years," Park District spokeswoman Jessica Maxey-Faulkner told the Chicago Sun-Times "It will go to the February board for information to the Commissioners."

According to the Sun-Times, the city is weighing their long-term options for developing Northerly Island, including considerations on permanent concert venue. The site had previously been part of the planning for the failed bid for the 2016 Olympics.

"Since we don't know what the future holds for Northerly Island, it didn't make sense to [put the concert venue out to bid for Live Nation to compete with other promoters] since it's only for one year," Maxey-Faulkner added. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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