National retailer Champs Sports announced that it's opening up a new flagship location, this one in Chicago on South State Street.
The store will be the first Champs "Arena" location, with the 16,000 square foot storefront will paying homage to Chicago's history of sports, music, art, and fashion. The Arena will feature both Under Armour's Armory and Adidas' Under the Lights shops, which will be stocked with limited product. The two floor layout will also feature a Wall of Champions honoring prominent Chicagoans.
Through a partnership with Little Black Pearl Art and Design Academy, the school's students will have the chance to design all of the art and media that will be featured in the space.
A soft launch of the Champs Sports Chicago South State Street location will happen on Saturday, July 8, with a grand opening set to take place between July 26 and July 29.