The Sears Centre is an 11,000-seat multi-purpose family entertainment, cultural and sports center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, a northwest suburb, 25 miles from Chicago. The arena has 43 luxury suites on two separate levels. The venue opened on October 26, 2006, with performances by Duran Duran and Bob Dylan; it was estimated to attract over 750,000 visitors annually. In 2008 the Sears Centre hosted only 8 concerts, far below the 20 shows a 2005 feasibility study for the arena suggested was needed. The Sears Centre is located near the former site of the Poplar Creek Music Theater, a venue that was also located in Hoffman Estates from 1980 to 1994. Food services are provided by Levy Restaurants. Recently, the Village of Hoffman Estates took over ownership of the arena after Ryan Companies Inc. walked away from the arena due to the arena's lack of success. However, since the village took over the arena and hired Global Spectrum to manage it, the arena has shown improvements. Recently, the arena added a hockey team.

Current tenants
  • Chicago Slaughter- Indoor Football League
  • Chicago Express- ECHL
  • Chicago Bliss- Lingerie Football League


Former tenants
  • Chicago Shamrox - National Lacrosse League (Two seasons: 2007-2008)
  • Chicago Storm - Xtreme Soccer League (Three seasons: 2006-2009)
  • Chicago Hounds - United Hockey League


Notable events
  • The fourth annual TNA Bound for Glory Professional wrestling pay-per-view event - October 12, 2008, which was TNA's first ever PPV event in Chicago.
  • The annual Heartland International Tattoo music and dance festival
  • The International Fight League - May 19, 2007
  • The inaugural University of Notre Dame Shilelagh Hockey Tournament - January 2009
  • Strikeforce: Fedor vs Rogers - November 7, 2009


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