Barstool Sports Leases Space on Near West Side to Move Some Operations from NYC
Barstool Sports has leased most of a warehouse property just west of the Fulton Market District, where the media company will move some operations from New York City later this year, reported Crain’s Chicago Business. Known for its sports and entertainment podcasts, Barstool recently signed a deal for around 40,000 square feet at 400 N. Noble St.
The deal fills up the remainder of a building that a venture of Fulton Market developer Shapack Partners and Magnetar Capital founder Alec Litowitz bought in 2019 for $6.5 million, according to Crain’s. Shapack signed a 17,000-square-foot lease in the building last year with NanoGraf, a battery technology company co-founded by Samir Mayekar, now a deputy Chicago mayor.
Hosts of Barstool Sports’ popular “Pardon My Take” podcast described plans for the new Chicago site during a March 1 episode. The new office is slated to include a full-size basketball court, a golf simulator, music recording and kitchen studios, and other space for content creation.