In an effort to meet the continuously growing demand for Lacrosse in Chicago’s Western
Suburbs, 1223 Lacrosse is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new state of the art
indoor training facility in Naperville, Illinois. This 11,000 square foot facility will be located just
west of the intersection of Route 59 and Aurora Avenue at 550 Industrial Drive. It is adjacent to
the Naperville/Aurora Metra train station; and is just south of Interstate 88. This centralized
location will allow 1223 Lacrosse to offer the population of this growing sport sector easy
The 1223 Lacrosse facility will have two training fields, two coach’s corners with white boards
and video screens, a viewing area for parents with free wi-fi. Private, small group instruction and
training field rentals are offered as well as a merchandise area for players to purchase
equipment and apparel. Local area clubs, such as New Wave Lacrosse and Deep Dish Lacrosse,
have booked field time for their practices and training sessions reinforcing the need for a
lacrosse specific facility in the area.
1223 Lacrosse engaged The J. Rich Company, LLC (“JRICH”) one year ago to begin the search
for the ideal location and facility; one that offered the necessary clear interior column span, high
ceilings and central location at an affordable rent.
“I couldn’t be happier with the outcome that JRICH produced. I gave them a very small box to
work within from a location perspective, height and span criteria and industrial rent limitation;
and JRICH delivered.” – Cezar Camba, Founder of 1223 Lacrosse.
“We enjoy thinking out of the box and creating deals like this to give companies like 1223 Lacrosse the absolute best launching pad to develop a successful business.” – Rich Schulz, President of JRICH.
This particular deal involved an industrial warehouse building that by nature generally has the most inexpensive rents of any commercial property type and offers the necessary high ceiling heights and interior column spans. The problems you typically have with this property type is low parking ratios and zoning that doesn’t permit such a use. JRICH assembled the right team of experts which was successful in getting the City of Naperville to grant variances for both increased parking and permitted zoning to accommodate 1223 Lacrosse’ use.
1223 Lacrosse, LLC (“1223 Lacrosse”):
1223 Lacrosse, LLC is the first and only lacrosse-focused facility in Illinois located at 550 Industrial Drive, Naperville, Illinois. Our vision is to be the area's lacrosse destination for training, equipment/apparel sales and facility rental for players, clubs, coaches and parents. We work with players who are ready to move from Park District to Club, from the Club B team to the Club A team, from JV to Varsity. We are club agnostic, which allows us to work with all lacrosse players and allow us to have an impact growing the local lacrosse community. Like us on Facebook.com/1223lax or follow us on Twitter @1223lax to stay updated with of our events and activities.
J. Rich Company, LLC (“JRICH”):
The J. Rich Company, LLC is a commercial real estate advisory firm based in Chicago which strictly specializes in representing the interests of tenants. JRICH works with clients on a brokerage and consulting basis. JRICH works with single office users on up to world class institutions and is currently active in most major markets across the Country. JRICH’s network allows it to operate globally. Its client list includes IMG Worldwide, The Collegiate Licensing Company, Red Frog Events, Benefit Express, Brookfield Investment Group, MidCap Financial Group, Henson Consulting, Applegate Thorne-Thomsen, Interfaith Youth Core, Interfaith Housing Development, Historic Chicago Bungalow Association, and Fusion92.