Statement from Mayor Emanuel on Chicago Being Named a Host of America’s Cup World Series Racing in 2016

CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–September 15, 2015.

“I am proud to welcome the 2016 America’s Cup World Series to Chicago, an incredible event that will help us build on the record tourism numbers we continue to set. Over the course of 164 years the America’s Cup has brought together the world’s top sailors to compete in cities across the globe, and there’s no better place than Lake Michigan to host the first fresh water racing in its history. Whether you enjoy being on the water, lying on the beach, or riding your bike along the shore, today’s announcement is a reminder that Lake Michigan is an incredible asset for our world-class city.”

Source: www.cityofchicago.org