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CHICAGO SPORTS

CHICAGO SPORTS COMMISSION The Chicago Sports Commission recruits and supports high-profile, major sporting events that drive economic impact, create jobs, and generate positive media exposure for the city of Chicago. Our vision: to establish Chicago as the #1 U.S. destination for sporting events. 2017 HIGHLIGHTS 85,000 Room nights generated 20 Global Sports cities index rating 11 Number of events hosted 2017 MAJOR EVENTS NCAA MEN’S DIVISION 1 ICE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP – THE FROZEN FOUR • Economic Impact: $30.8M • Record-Breaking Attendance: 19,783 for final game • Room Nights: 27,508 NHL DRAFT • Record-breaking attendance: 47,514 MLS ALL-STAR GAME • Attendance: 61,428 • Record-breaking U.S. viewership: 2.1M 34 / 2017 ANNUAL REPORT

COMING TO CHICAGO IN 2018 COMING TO CHICAGO IN 2018 WINTER VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS JANUARY 13 - 15 | McCORMICK PLACE WINTER VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS JANUARY 13 - 15 | McCORMICK PLACE BIG EAST WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP MARCH 3 - 6 | WINTRUST ARENA BIG EAST WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP MARCH 3 - 6 | WINTRUST ARENA ADIDAS WINDY CITY NATIONAL QUALIFIER MARCH 30 - APRIL 1 | McCORMICK PLACE N MARCH 3 WINTER VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS January 13-15 McCormick Place NCAA MEN’S GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS APRIL 20 - 21 | UIC PAVILION BIG EAST WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CAMPIONSHIP March 3–6 Wintrust Arena NCAA MEN’S GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS APRIL 20 - 21 | UIC PAVILION NBA COMBINE & DRAFT LOTTERY MAY 15 - 20 | DOWNTOWN CHICAGO ADIDAS WINDY CITY NATIONAL QUALIFIER March 30–April 1 McCormick Place NBA COMBINE & DRAFT LOTTERY MAY 15 - 20 | DOWNTOWN CHICAGO MAY 31 NHRA ROUTE 66 NATIONALS MAY 31 - JUNE 3 | ROUTE 66 RACEWAY NCAA MEN’S GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS April 20–21 UIC Pavilion NBA COMBINE AND DRAFT LOTTERY May 15–20 Downtown Chicago KPMG WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP JUNE 26 - JULY 1 | KEMPER LAKES NHRA ROUTE 66 NATIONALS May 31–June 3 Route 66 Raceway KPMG WOMEN’S PGA KPMG CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP June 26–July 1 JUNE 26 - JULY 1 | KEMPER LAKES STARS AND STRIPES NASCAR WEEKEND JUNE 28 - JULY 1 | CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY Kemper Lakes STARS AND STRIPES LEADERS SPORT PERFORMANCE SUMMIT STARS AND STRIPES NASCAR WEEKEND June 28–July 1 NASCAR WEEKEND July 10–11 Chicagoland JUNE Speedway 28 - JULY 1 | CHICAGOLAND Soldier SPEEDWAY Field LEADERS SPORT PERFORMANCE SUMMIT JULY 10 - 11 | SOLDIER FIELD PE JU NIKE TOURNAMENT NIKE OF OF CHAMPIONS July 10–12 JULY 10 -12 | McCORMICK PLACE McCormick Place SPECIAL OLYMPICS 50 TH ANNIVERSARY July 17–21 CIBC Fire Pitch, Toyota Park, Soldier Field NIKE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS JULY 10 AVP -12 | GOLD SPECIAL OLYMPICS McCORMICK SERIES PLACE THE CHAMPIONSHIPS 50TH ANNIVERSARY JULY 17 - 22 | SOLDIER FIELD August 30–September 2 Oak Street Beach SPECIAL OLYMPICS 50TH ANNIVERSARY LAVER CUP AVP GOLD SERIES JULY 17 - 22 | SOLDIER FIELD September 21–23 THE CHAMPIONSHIPS United Center AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 2 | OAK STREET BEACH BE PART OF THE ACTION BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON October 7 Downtown Chicago LAVER CUP BANK OF AMERICA SEPTEMBER 21 - 23 | UNITED CENTER FOLLOW US @CHISPORTSCOMM CHICAGO MARATHON BIG LAVER WINS CUP IN 2017 BANK OF AMERICA OCTOBER 7 | DOWNTOWN CHICAGO SEPTEMBER 21 - 23 | UNITED CENTER CHICAGO MARATHON SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 7 | DOWNTOWN CHICAGO CHICAGOSPORTSCOMMISSION.COM 2018 LAVER CUP 2019 UNITED 2020 NBA ALL-STAR SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2018 at the United Center • Chicago is the 1 st U.S. city to host SOCCER COACHES JANUARY 9-13, 2019 at McCormick Place FEBRUARY 14-16, 2020 with All-Star Game at the United Center • Broadcast in 224 countries • +34,500 contracted room nights • 27,000 contracted room nights (+11,500 per year) • Similar to golf’s Ryder Cup: Team • $100M in economic impact Europe vs Team World • Multi-year contract, convention will • Broadcast in +200 countries return in January of 2025 and 2031 • Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and territories and other major tennis stars will compete T AUGUST 30 - BE P FOLLO SIGN CHICAGO CHOOSE CHICAGO / 35