Chicago made maritime history with Lake Michigan chosen as the first freshwater venue to host America’s Cup racing in the event’s 164-year history.
The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago, a qualifying event for the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda, will take place at Navy Pier from June 10-12.
“Chicagoans continue to prove their affinity for all sports and now they have the opportunity to add America’s Cup sailing to the list. We have no doubt that our amazing city, its residents and beautiful Lake Michigan will deliver the ultimate experience for the international sailing community.” said Desiree Rogers, Choose Chicago chair.
Navy Pier, celebrating its centennial in 2016, will serve as event headquarters June 10 – 12, 2016, and include a ticketed viewing area, entertainment and VIP hospitality areas for fans to enjoy as the high-performance 45’ foiling catamarans race by at 40+ mph close to the shore.
For more information about the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Chicago event, visit http://acws-chicago.americascup.com/.