New Gym Opening Next to Iconic Chicago Ballpark

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New Movement gym next to Wrigley Field ballpark
The new Movement gym will be situated near Wrigley Field ballpark in Chicago, one of major league baseball’s oldest ballparks. (All photos courtesy of El Cap)

Movement Wrigleyville
Chicago, Illinois

Specs: Initially planned as a Planet Granite facility, the 43,000-square-foot new Movement Wrigleyville gym will reside across from historic Wrigley Field ballpark (home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team) and will be bouldering-focused. The multi-level building will include a fitness area on the second floor (with the bouldering area residing on the first floor), and a third floor with a soundproofed yoga studio. The facility has a target opening for this fall. Saunas, a gear shop, and multiple lounge areas will also be among the gym’s amenities. Adult and youth climbing classes will be offered as well.

 

A press release noted, “Chicago’s newest climbing facility will span three floors which surround a central atrium that’s illuminated by natural sunshine cascading from skylights some 50 feet above.”

The new Movement gym will be part of the El Cap group, which is one of the United States’ largest networks of indoor climbing gyms and also includes Earth Treks and Planet Granite facilities.

Rendering of the new Movement gym
The 43,000-square-foot gym will span three floors and offer a number of amenities, including multiple lounge areas.

Walls: Walltopia
Flooring:
Cascade Specialty
CRM Software: Rock Gym Pro
Website: https://el-cap.com/movement-wrigleyville/
Instagram: @movementgyms

In Their Words: “Adding to the rich and diverse climbing community in Chicago is one of the primary goals [of] our new facility. As adventure enthusiasts ourselves, we want to meet and welcome others into our space and offer them support, training, and a bunch of fun bouldering problems to master.”
—Jen Torrent, District Director at Movement

Another look inside Movement Wrigleyville
The bouldering-focused gym will have about 12,000 square feet of climbable surface, for all skill and ability levels.