Announced via Facebook today, March 8th 2016, iFLY Chicago in Lincoln Park is officially open to the public. The tunnel sits on the corner of Scott and Halsted St, just north of downtown. This makes indoor skydiving readily available to the heart of Chicago.
We've followed the project through announcement, construction and finally today the opening. This location is the 4th of the new 12 foot recirculating vertical wind tunnel models to open. We covered this new style of tunnel in the past. This latest offering near downtown is the 46th SkyVenture wind tunnel that we've added to our list.
We recently visited the tunnel and can report that the interior is much different than the two existing locations. This Lincoln Park location is a single story with a darker interior. The single floor, open layout can support more spectators and foot traffic. This layout is very similar to what we've seen in the new 14 foot, single story models in Houston, Kansas City, San Diego and New York.
Some photos and videos from the new location:
Visit the iFLY Chicago Lincoln Park page in our database.