Wintrust Sports Complex hosted the American Cornhole League (ACL) professional competition on Friday, July 1st – Monday, July 4th. The competition dubbed the ACL Final Chase was part of the ACL PRO Johnsonville Cornhole Championships. More than 250 competitive cornhole players were in attendance over the weekend. Choosing central Illinois for their biggest event of the year was strategic and Wintrust Sports Complex, offers eight hardwood basketball courts which is the preferred atmosphere for cornhole competitions. The tournament aired on ESPN, ESPN2 as well as ACL Cornhole TV.
ACL Pro, Cheyenne Renner, attending the competition from Florida, said “Wintrust Sports Complex has been one of our better venues for competing. The staff has been amazing, and the building is extremely well maintained. We’re excited to be here!”
Bedford Park Mayor Dave Brady said, “The ACL Corn Hole Tournament held at the Wintrust Sports Complex was a great success. The organization of the tournament, the quality of play, and the ESPN broadcasts were super. We were honored to have the event in Bedford Park and greatly appreciate the efforts of the ACL, ESPN and FSM in hosting the event.”
The tournament also held a Celebrity challenge, with former NFL player Jay Cutler partnering with ACL Pro Jay Rubin to take home the victory.
The American Cornhole League hosts competition and tournaments across the amateur, collegiate and pro ranks with thousands of players taking part every year. Cornhole is one of the fastest growing competitive sports in the world. For more information on the ACL League visit www.iplaycornhole.com.
Wintrust Sports Complex is Chicagoland’s state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue located in Bedford Park, IL. For more information or to book, visit: wintrustsportscomplex.com.