You're Invited! Velocity Grand Opening Event

March 18, 2024
Premiere Arcade, Esports Lounge and Entertainment Center Brings New Experience
to Chicago-Area Gamers of All Ages
CHICAGO – Next level gaming company Velocity Esports (Velocity) announces today that they will open their first Illinois location on Saturday, March 23rd. The newest cutting-edge entertainment experience, arcade, and esports lounge will be located in Schaumburg’s Woodfield Mall (5 Woodfield Mall, E108, Schaumburg, IL 60173), located 30 minutes northwest of Chicago. To celebrate the opening, Velocity is giving the first customer through the door on Saturday, March 23rd a $500 game card and the following 100 customers will receive 1-hour game cards.
With the motto of “Next Level Gaming, Next Level Fun” and a mission to deliver “Great Games, Great Food, Great Community, Great Memories,” Velocity features a vast selection of arcade games and prizes, a premier esports lounge with more than 100 titles for PC and console gaming, and a billiards lounge complete with comfortable seating - all in a dynamic, inclusive atmosphere for social gaming. Guests can also try their skill at Velocity’s redemption games and use tickets to select from hundreds of fun prizes in the Velocity prize shop.
“As someone who grew up in Chicago and has lived here most of my life, I couldn’t be more thrilled that we are entering the Chicago market, offering a new and unique gaming experience at Schaumburg’s Woodfield Mall,” said Leonard Wanger, President of Velocity. “We are excited to introduce a cutting-edge entertainment experience that appeals to all ages, with the newest arcade game titles, as well as a state-of-the-art esports lounge for the active Chicago gaming community, and the growing world of esports gaming and tournaments that millennials and Gen Z actively participate in,” Wanger continued. “Whether it is arcade games, casual esports play or tournaments, billiards, delicious food or craft beverages, Velocity has something for everyone. Our venue will also be a great choice for companies looking for a unique experience for corporate and team building events, as well as other parties such as birthdays and holiday events.”
In addition to gaming and esports, Velocity includes an arcade bar and eatery, perfect for friends, families, and tourists looking for an elevated casual dining experience. Serving a menu filled with fresh takes on American and Mexican classics, complemented by a full bar menu including craft cocktails and spirit free drinks, Velocity has options for every taste, whether guests need a quick snack or full meal while experiencing a wide variety of gaming choices.
Just 30 miles northwest of Chicago, Woodfield Mall is one of the largest shopping destinations in the United States. With nearly 300 stores and 2 million square feet of retail and specialty shops, restaurants, and family-friendly amenities, Woodfield Mall has a unique mix that creates completely new and refreshing experiences with every visit, according to owner Simon Properties.
Before opening this third location in Schaumburg, Velocity opened their first location in the Cincinnati /  Newport, Kentucky market, emerging a new concept in that area, and their second in Las Vegas, transforming a 36,870 square feet space at Town Square Las Vegas into a gamer’s paradise. Created by gaming, technology, and hospitality industry veterans, Velocity captures the true essence of gaming and is excited to serve the Chicago area. To stay updated on the latest, follow Velocity on Facebook, Instagram and X or visit their website to learn more at
About Velocity
Velocity Esports is a cutting-edge esports and entertainment platform with a focus on bringing you next level entertainment experiences. We offer premier esports lounges, arcade games and prizes, social gaming lounges, live tournaments and other in person entertainment features. Whether choosing from our wide variety of arcade and redemption games, competing in a tournament or enjoying elevated casual dining and craft beverages, our commitment is to deliver “Next Level Gaming, Next Level Fun” to our guests. Velocity Esports is your home for gaming for casual gamers, serious competitive gamers, esports enthusiasts or just a family looking for a fun night out. Our locations feature state-of-the-art esports lounges with the latest technology and professional level gaming chairs, a vast selection of arcade games, prizes, 100+ esports titles, and a fresh take on modern American and Mexican classics and craft cocktails and mocktails. Additionally, our locations feature a social gaming lounge where guests can enjoy billiards. At select locations, we will also offer additional entertainment options such as bowling. Our top priority is to consistently deliver on our brand promise - Great Games, Great Experience, Great Community. For more information online, please visit
About Simon
Simon is a real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed- use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE: SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales.