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Facility

Overview

As the Midwest’s largest team building and entertainment company, WCF travels across the city and suburbs to facilitate team building programs, summer picnics and other interactive events. In addition to utilizing its unique and flexible 55,000 sq. ft. raw space located just 10 min north of the loop, WCF partners with numerous hotels and venues throughout the city and suburbs.

Facility

Facility Details for Windy City Fieldhouse Location

Windy City Fieldhouse is Chicago’s premier multi-sport & entertainment complex, located just 10 minutes north of the Loop. The Fieldhouse is the length of a football field (over 55,000 square feet in size) and features a multitude of sports and fitness activities. Ideal for private events, the facility can be reserved for up to 3,500 people for corporate outings, team building, interactive receptions, themed events, fundraisers or special events of any size. Also, the facility features private party/conference areas and a kitchen.

The facility has state-of-the-art backboards, flooring and lighting, along with ample free parking for WCF customers and guests. The playing surface is an all purpose multi-sport floor designed to accommodate any type of activity. Additionally, divider curtains separate the facility into eight different areas.

Further amenities include air conditioning, flexible labor policies, and spacious men’s and women’s locker rooms. The facility can be converted into many uses including sports leagues, formal galas, fundraisers, team-building events, birthday parties, holiday parties, and much more. In fact, many customers have set up stages, podiums, and/or presentation areas. Furthermore, a full line of audio/visual equipment is available on a rental basis.

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Location

Windy City Fieldhouse is located just east of the Kennedy Expressway at Logan Boulevard in West Lincoln Park. The Fieldhouse is accessible from the north and south via the Kennedy Expressway and from the surface streets of Logan Boulevard, Western Avenue and Elston Avenue. Visible from either direction on the Kennedy (at the Budweiser sign) the address of the Fieldhouse is 2367 W. Logan Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60647.

 

Windy City Fieldhouse Fact Sheet

  • 55,000 sq. ft. indoor multi-sport complex
  • Private parties and corporate functions for up to 3,500 people
  • Corporate team building activities, tournaments, and olympics
  • 3,000 sq. ft. party and corporate meeting room space with kitchen
  • Birthday parties for all ages
  • Daily rates for pick-up basketball, volleyball, soccer, and inline hockey
  • Personal fitness programs, such as cardio-tae-boxing
  • Additional sports like lacrosse, rugby, and football
  • 6 basketball courts
  • 12 volleyball courts
  • State-of-the-art lighting and glass backboards
  • All-purpose flooring
  • Court rentals by the hour
  • 140ft x 75ft indoor soccer and inline skating rink
  • Pro baseball and softball pitching machine with batting tunnel
  • Full service, spacious men’s and women’s locker rooms
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • 300+ Ample free parking spaces
Here are just a few of our key partners:
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UIC PICNIC GROUNDS
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Eaglewood Resort & Spa
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Pheasant Run

Whether your event is in the city, suburbs, Lake Geneva or anywhere in the country, WCF has the resources and partners to find the best private venue to fit your needs and objectives. Call a WCF sales representative for more details or send a request for proposal outlining your event needs.

Employment Opportunities

Windy City Fieldhouse offers a unique, fun and enriching work environment. We are always looking for professional, creative and energetic self starters to join our starting line-up or part-time staff.

A variety of positions are available including internships, scorekeepers, birthday party staff, corporate event staff and front desk coordinators. Interested candidates for internships and part-time employment opportunities should complete the appropriate Questionnaire below.

Part-Time & Internship Job Opportunities

Corporate Event Staff

WCF seeks motivated and enthusiastic individuals for Corporate Event Staff positions. WCF is the Midwest’s largest corporate entertainment and team building company, consistently providing memorable and exceptional events for its extensive list of corporate clients. Applicants with weekday availability preferred. Click the link below and follow the instructions listed in the corresponding job description.

Sports Facility Job Opportunities

WCF seeks part-time, evening and weekend Front Desk Leads to work 1-3 shifts per week managing building operations and personnel during the upcoming fall and winter months. In addition, a variety of other part-time positions are available including Operations Staff, Scorekeepers, Birthday Party Coordinators/Leads and Special Event Staff. We are always looking for professional, creative and energetic self-starters to join our starting line-up.

Careers

Thank you for your interest in a position with Windy City Fieldhouse. Since we are very selective in hiring employees to ensure a good cultural fit for some position openings, we require you to answer a few questions for us contained within the appropriate document based on your desired job description below. Not all job descriptions have questionnaires.

Full-Time Openings
Job Descriptions:

Sales Representative

Questionnaires:

Sales Representative

Part-Time Openings
Internship
Job Descriptions:

Summer Internship

Questionnaires:

Summer Internship

Once you have completed the corresponding questionnaire, our staffing manager will reach out to set up an interview.

Partners

WCF Corporate Events Partners with JB Training Solutions

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WCF Corporate Events partners with JB Training Solutions, a company dedicated to providing interactive and dynamic workshops to help employees succeed in the workplace. These training programs are the perfect complement to a WCF Corporate Events outing.

JB Training Solutions has been featured on CNN and CNBC and in the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Workshops include:

  • Managing To Lead: A Manager’s Guide to Success
  • “Dude, What’s My Job?” Managing Millennials in Today’s Workforce
  • Commanding the Room: Powerful Communication for Every Occasion
  • Making the Connection: Diversity at Work
  • The Good, Bad, & Ugly: Giving and Receiving Feedback

All workshops are customized to fit the needs of the company to provide targeted training for your team.

If you are interested in learning more about a JB Training Solutions workshop, please contact your WCF sales representative for more information on JB Training Solutions.

773.486.7403
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773.537.7524

 

Client Lists

Existing Corporate Clients Include

Unilever
Underwriters Laboratories
Sears Roebuck Co
Searle Pharmaceutical Co
Scudder Investments
Reebok
quaker
PWC
pfizer
Olgilvy and Mather
Oprah Magazine
Motorola
Microsoft
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
Mayer Brown and Platt
Leo Burnett Co
HP
kraft
Hewitt Associates
Harris Bank
glaxosmithkline
Chicago White Sox
CNA
Cap Gemini Ernst & Young
Boston Consulting Group
Baxter
cdw
caterpillar
bankone
american cancer society
Accenture logo

Company History

Windy City Fieldhouse (the “Company”) was incorporated in Illinois in January 1995 to become Chicago’s premier team building and entertainment complex. The Company was founded to fulfill a need in Chicago for a multi-purpose sports facility providing space for basketball, volleyball, soccer and a variety of other court-based sports activities, leagues, youth programs and family celebrations. After its first full year of operation in 1998, the Company focused on new program development for daytime activities and created offerings in the fall of 1998 to attract corporations to utilize the facility for team building, interactive receptions, summer picnics and other onsite and offsite corporate events. The Company soon became one of Chicago’s and the Midwest’s leading corporate and special event planners.

WCF has served over 2,000 corporate clients ranging from a group of CEO’s from Fortune 100 companies to the annual training event for new hires of one of the largest banking institutions in the world. WCF events take place at a variety of private locations throughout the city and suburbs or at its 55,000 square foot venue only minutes from downtown.

WCF is also the premier multi-sport and entertainment facility in Chicago offering a wide variety of sports, leagues, family celebrations, field trips and youth programs. In addition to offering a quality sports experience, WCF is one of Chicagoland’s premier party planners for family celebrations including birthday parties for all ages, bar/bat mitzvahs and more.

Values

WCF team members have adopted the values outlined below in order to maintain the position as Chicago’s premier team building and entertainment company. The following values pertain to all WCF team members and are applicable in every situation.

Customer Service

WCF Values its ability to provide clients with a dynamic, engaging and interactive atmosphere while delivering Extreme Customer Service every day. WCF is conscious of its clients’ needs and responsive to their requests. WCF is always striving to surpass expectations.

Teamwork

Teamwork is an essential part of our ability to provide high quality customer service. At WCF, we rely on each person to go above the call of duty every day in pursuit of the common goal of Extreme Customer Service. Every team member is an asset and plays a vital role in the company’s success. We respect and trust the ability of our fellow team members to perform their jobs.

Innovation

Innovation is also necessary to provide WCF clients with Extreme Customer Service. WCF values its ability to impress clients with novel ideas. Creativity when dealing with situations is essential to making WCF team members distinctive from employees at other organizations. WCF team members support each other in this mission.

Diversity

Although the WCF team has a common goal of providing excellent service to its clients, it is a team made up of individuals who are from diverse backgrounds. WCF team members have respect for each other, not just as employees but also as people, and realize the value of a diverse workforce. WCF encourages its team members to rely on their unique experiences when working with a customer or solving a problem. Consequently, WCF team members are always thinking up novel ways to approach a situation.

Community Involvement

WCF team members are not dedicated solely to business endeavors. WCF is part of a community that feels it is important to support the area and be involved in its development. WCF team members are willing to offer their services, facilities and time in any way that they feel is beneficial to the maturation of the community and fostering neighborly relationships with other community members and organizations.

Integrity & Ethics

In all aspects of WCF business, WCF team members are dedicated to conducting themselves in an ethical manner. WCF team members are conscientious, honest, law abiding and professional. Under no circumstances do WCF team members deviate from the utmost standard of ethical behavior. WCF takes pride in the high quality service that it provides and the integrity with which it is delivered.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Windy City Fieldhouse is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, martial status, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status. In addition, all employment and personnel decisions, including but not limited to hiring, promotion, disciplinary action, rate of pay, transfer, training and advertising will be administered without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran or any other legally protected status.

Staff

Employee
Murrel F. Karsh
President and Co-Founder
murrel@wcfevents.com
Employee
Robert P. Beaubien
Executive Vice President and Co-Founder
bob@wcfevents.com
Employee
Sue Wallish
Director of Operations
susan@wcfevents.com
Employee
Alexa Wierzbinski
Senior Business Development Manager
alexa@wcfevents.com
Employee
Mary Gignac
Senior Operations Manager
mary@wcfevents.com
Employee
Alexis Kniaz
Senior Special Events Manager
akniaz@wcfevents.com
Employee
Brandon Rhame
General Manager
brandon@wcfevents.com
Employee
Jimmy Dahm
Senior Operations Manager
jimmy@wcfevents.com
Employee
Shuva Brodley
Senior Business Development Manager
shuva@wcfevents.com
Employee
David Jackson
Senior Business Development Manager
david@wcfevents.com
Employee
Mandy Giba
Operations Manager
mandy@wcfevents.com
Employee
Jordan Kent
Sales Manager
jordan@windycityfieldhouse.com
Employee
Mike Nespoux
Senior Operations Manager
mike@wcfevents.com
Employee
Bridget Gatzke
Operations Manager
bridget@wcfevents.com
Employee
Sergio Pina
Building Operations
sergio@windycityfieldhouse.com
Employee
Nick Arvanitis
Sales Coordinator
nick@wcfevents.com
Employee
Alex Hojnicki
Staffing and Marketing Coordinator
alex@wcfevents.com

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