CHICAGO — Media company Barstool Sports is opening its second office in Chicago.
The company — which has a website, podcasts and video deals, among other things — has leased a warehouse at 400 N. Noble St. near Fulton Market, according to a report from Danny Ecker at Crain’s.
Barstool also has a Lakeview office and a themed bar in River North.
Debra Duffy, a spokesperson for Barstool, said some of the company’s Chicago and New York City employees will relocate to the West Loop office while others will remain in Manhattan.
The West Loop office will be 40,000 square feet with a basketball court, studios for recording music and cooking content, a golf simulator and more, according to Crain’s.
It’ll be another major addition to an area of the city that’s already been bustling with developments and businesses moving in.
Barstool started in 2003 and has grown to become a large media company with podcast and video series, blogs, events and more focused around sports, pop culture and sports gambling.
But the company has received significant criticism over the years, with critics saying its founder, Dave Portnoy, and various creators have used bigoted and racist language, degraded women and promoted rape culture by making light of sexual assault, stolen content from independent creators and harassed critics, particularly on social media.
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